Key Votes

2012 All Government Operations Key Votes

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10/04 NJ S 1761 Requires more Transparancy and Accountability from Port Authority Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 15) 5/31 IL HB 1447 Pension Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24) 5/10 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20) 5/10 NA HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (218 - 199) 5/09 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House (74 - 43) 3/09 FL HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 3/08 WY SF 27 Public Meetings Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 3) 3/08 WY SF 25 Amends Public Records Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 8) 3/08 WY SF 25 Amends Public Records Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 8) 3/07 GA SB 438 Prohibits State Employee Insurance Coverage of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 18) 3/02 FL HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees Bill Passed - House (79 - 37) 2/28 SD HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 2/28 WY HB 85 Establishes a Task Force for Government Continuity Bill Failed - House (27 - 30) 2/16 UT HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights Bill Passed - House (38 - 34) 2/16 AZ SB 1484 Prohibits Certain Deductions from Public Employee Paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 2/14 SD HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Bill Passed - House (47 - 22) 2/04 NM HB 111 Increases Penalties for Public Officials who Commit Crimes Bill Passed - House (41 - 26) 2/01 NA HR 3835 Extends Pay Freeze for Congress and Non-Military Federal Workers Bill Passed - House (309 - 117) 1/23 IN SB 170 Nepotism and Conflicts of Interest in Local Government Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)

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