Key Votes

2011 All Legislative Branch Key Votes

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12/20 PA SB 1249 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (136 - 61) 12/14 OH HB 369 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6) 12/14 OH HB 369 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (77 - 17) 12/14 PA SB 1249 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24) 11/09 ND HB 1473 New Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14) 11/08 ND HB 1473 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (60 - 32) 11/07 NC HB 777 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (62 - 49) 11/07 NC SB 283 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (61 - 46) 11/07 NC SB 689 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (62 - 46) 11/07 NC HB 777 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 11/07 NC SB 283 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 11/07 NC SB 689 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 10/24 SD HB 1001 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 10/24 SD HB 1001 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (50 - 18) 10/20 MD SB 1 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 13) 10/18 MD SB 1 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (91 - 46) 10/17 UT SB 3002 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 5) 10/17 UT SB 3002 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (50 - 19) 10/04 UT HB 3001 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 1) 10/04 UT SB 3001 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (60 - 9) 10/04 UT HB 3001 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 1) 9/23 NM HB 39 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 9/22 NM HB 39 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (36 - 34) 9/21 OH HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 35) 9/21 OH HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 9/21 NM SB 33 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 9/19 NM SB 22 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 14) 9/15 OH HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 36) 8/31 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21) 8/25 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (110 - 60) 8/23 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (104 - 56) 8/23 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16) 8/21 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14) 8/20 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 39) 8/18 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (108 - 64) 8/18 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18) 8/05 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1) 8/05 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (90 - 5) 8/05 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House (82 - 13) 8/03 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4) 7/27 NC SB 453 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 17) 7/27 NC HB 937 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 53) 7/27 NC HB 937 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19) 7/27 NC SB 453 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (68 - 51) 7/27 NC SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (67 - 52) 7/25 NC SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18) 7/20 WI SB 149 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (59 - 38) 7/20 WI SB 148 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (57 - 40) 7/19 WI SB 149 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 7/19 WI SB 148 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 6/29 MI SB 498 Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 6/29 MI HB 4780 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 6/28 MI SB 498 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (65 - 42) 6/23 NA S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51) 6/22 MI HB 4780 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (63 - 47) 6/22 TX SB 22 Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 6/20 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 6/15 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 47) 6/10 OR SB 989 State Redistricting Bill Passed - House (47 - 10) 6/10 OR SB 989 State Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3) 6/06 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 6/02 AL SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 45) 6/02 AL SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 15) 5/31 IL SB 1178 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 25) 5/31 ME LD 804 Proposal to Create a Unicameral State Legislature "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (78 - 66) 5/27 IL SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 22) 5/26 NE LB 704 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 5/26 NE LB 703 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 9) 5/25 NV AB 566 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 5/21 TX HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 5/18 NV AB 566 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (26 - 16) 5/17 MN HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28) 5/16 OK HB 2145 State House Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 4) 5/13 MN HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - House (71 - 61) 5/10 NV SB 497 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (25 - 17) 5/10 CO HB 1319 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (33 - 32) 5/10 NV SB 497 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 5/04 MO HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (28 - 6) 5/04 MO HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House (109 - 44) 5/03 OK HB 1527 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 5) 4/28 VA HB 5005 Redistricting for State Senate and House Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 7) 4/28 IN HB 1602 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32) 4/28 TX HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Bill Passed - House (92 - 54) 4/27 IN HB 1601 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12) 4/15 IN SB 473 Toll Way Projects Bill Passed - House (73 - 19) 4/14 IA HF 682 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1) 4/13 LA HB 6 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (64 - 35) 4/13 MO HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 4/13 LA HB 6 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 4/12 OK S Amdt 1 Removes Provision Authorizing Legislators to Carry Firearms Amendment Adopted - Senate (29 - 19) 4/12 AR SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 4/12 AR SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (61 - 20) 4/11 VA HB 5001 Legislative Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 17) 4/11 LA HB 1 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 9) 4/11 LA SB 1 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (71 - 28) 4/08 ND HB 1267 Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 18) 4/07 ND HB 1267 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 4/07 NC HB 61 Term Limits for Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Amendment Adopted - House (72 - 46) 4/06 MS SCR 692 Redistricting the State House and Senate Bill Passed - House (63 - 53) 4/06 MO HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (106 - 53) 4/06 AR SB 871 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13) 4/01 NA HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 202) 3/30 NH CACR 6 Requires a Supermajority for Budget Increases Resolution Passed - House (256 - 117) 3/14 NY S 3331 Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 24) 3/04 MS JR 1 Redistricting for House of Representatives Bill Passed - House (66 - 56) 3/02 MA S 9 Establishing a Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (123 - 30) 2/17 ND HB 1267 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House (72 - 21) 2/10 MA S 9 Establishing a Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4) 1/13 MT HB 1 Funding for Legislative Session Bill Passed - House (67 - 32) 1/04 IL SB 3976 Rules to Govern the Redistricting Process Bill Passed - House (67 - 46)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.