Key Votes

2011 All Drugs Key Votes

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10/27 IL SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Bill Passed - House (61 - 53) 6/30 PA HB 960 Public Assistance Program Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (130 - 66) 6/30 PA HB 960 Public Assistance Program Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15) 6/21 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 12) 6/07 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - House (90 - 57) 6/04 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 18) 5/17 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (67 - 26) 5/10 MO HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 34) 5/05 FL HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 4/28 MO HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 4/26 FL HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries Bill Passed - House (78 - 38) 4/05 DE HB 19 Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4) 3/15 DE HA 1 Reduced Punishment for Drug Possession Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 17) 3/02 WV HB 2946 Prescriptions for Methamphetamine Chemical Precursors Bill Passed - House (77 - 23) 2/17 NJ S 958 Authorizes the Limited Sale of Syringes and Needles Without a Prescription Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12) 2/07 SD HB 1152 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - House (32 - 36)

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  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

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