Key Votes

2012 All Health and Health Care Key Votes

State
Keyword Search
11/29 NA S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 29) 11/29 NJ S 2241 Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5) 10/25 NJ S 1650 Increases Requirements for Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 10/18 NJ S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (43 - 33) 10/17 MI SB 1294 Requires Blue Cross Blue Shield to Begin Paying State Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4) 10/04 NJ S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 8/30 CA SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 8/28 CA SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (52 - 22) 8/27 CA AB 2109 Requires Parents to Obtain a Waiver for Unvaccinated Children Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 29) 8/27 CA AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 24) 8/22 CA AB 2109 Requires Parents to Obtain a Waiver for Unvaccinated Children Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14) 8/22 CA AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 7/31 MA S 2400 Establishes Accountable Care Organizations Conference Report Adopted - House (133 - 20) 7/11 NA HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House (244 - 185) 6/13 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 6/11 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (56 - 9) 6/07 NA HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House (270 - 146) 6/06 NH SB 406 Authorizes Early Offer Alternative to Medical Injury Claims Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 141) 6/05 MA S 2270 Reduces Health Care Spending Bill Passed - House (148 - 7) 5/31 IL HB 1447 Pension Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24) 5/30 CA SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 5/29 IL SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27) 5/25 IL SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House (60 - 52) 5/24 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13) 5/24 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (94 - 22) 5/24 NA S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54) 5/24 NA S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 67) 5/15 MA S Amdt 125 Requires Establishing a Single Payer Health Care System Benchmark Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 22) 5/10 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20) 5/09 IA SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 31) 5/09 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House (74 - 43) 5/09 RI S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3) 4/20 KY HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 19) 4/20 KY HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 4/19 MO HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (108 - 44) 4/14 ME LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 4/14 ME LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - House (71 - 69) 4/11 NE LB 599 Prenatal Care for Children of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15) 4/05 MD HB 443 Establishes State Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/30 KY SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 3/29 GA HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 53) 3/29 IL Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 68) 3/29 MO SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage (26 - 5) 3/29 MO HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House (113 - 41) 3/28 KY SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Bill Passed - House (60 - 36) 3/28 ID S 1348 Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care Bill Passed - House (58 - 11) 3/26 MD HB 443 Establishes State Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House (94 - 44) 3/22 ID S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed Bill Passed - House (39 - 29) 3/19 ID S 1387 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 3/19 ID S 1348 Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 3/14 MD SB 559 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Children Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19) 3/13 RI S 2322 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 3/12 ID HCR 45 Encourages the Establishment of Private Healthcare Exchanges Resolution Passed - House (49 - 13) 3/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 8) 3/09 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22) 3/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 37) 3/09 FL HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 29) 3/09 FL HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 3/08 UT SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 7) 3/08 UT SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact Conference Report Adopted - House (45 - 27) 3/07 GA HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Bill Passed - House (124 - 45) 3/05 OR HB 4164 Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4) 3/05 GA HB 972 Regulation of Pain Management Clinics Bill Passed - House (124 - 38) 3/02 OR HB 4164 Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (55 - 5) 3/01 VT S 199 Repeals Philosophical Exemption to Immunization Motion Agreed - Senate (25 - 4) 2/29 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21) 2/29 CO SB 93 Requires Hospitals to Disclose Religious Objections Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 2/24 VT H 559 Establishes a Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (88 - 38) 2/23 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6) 2/22 UT SB 41 Authorizes Regulations of Tanning Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9) 2/21 UT HB 245 Prohibiting the Use of E-Cigarettes and Hookah Pipes in Public Places Bill Passed - House (42 - 31) 2/14 KY SB 103 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4) 2/14 CO SB 20 Authorizes Legal Immunity to Drug Overdose Reporters Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 2/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (79 - 38) 2/09 AZ SB 1061 Authorizes Schools to Opt-Out of the National School Lunch Program Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 2/08 KY SB 102 Specifies Conditions for Informed Consent Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5) 2/06 UT SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening Bill Passed - House (66 - 6) 2/01 NA HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House (267 - 159) 1/31 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - House (62 - 34) 1/31 UT SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5) 1/31 IN HB 1269 Authorizes Indiana to Join the Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - House (62 - 35) 1/27 VA HB 1112 Repeals HPV Vaccine Requirement Bill Passed - House (62 - 34) 1/26 CA SB 810 Establishes a Single-Payer Health Care System Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 15) 1/19 CO HR 1003 Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Resolution Passed - House (33 - 31)

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.