Key Votes

2012 All Housing and Property Key Votes

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12/03 NJ S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - House (43 - 32) 10/25 NJ S 2202 Requires the HMFA to Expand Participation in the New Jersey HomeKeeper Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 10/25 NJ S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17) 9/25 PA SB 367 Authorizes Natural Resource Development Concurrence Vote Passed - House (136 - 62) 7/18 MI SB 1130 Amends Permit Requirements for Sand Dune Use Bill Passed - House (63 - 40) 7/18 MI SB 1130 Amends Permit Requirements for Sand Dune Use Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 7/02 CA SB 900 Establishes Regulations for Home Loans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13) 7/02 CA AB 278 Establishes Regulations for Foreclosure Procedures on Home Loans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13) 6/28 NJ S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (44 - 33) 6/25 NJ S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18) 6/19 DE SB 205 Requires Manufactured Home Community Owners to Explain Rent Increases Bill Failed - House (14 - 22) 6/12 RI S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 2) 6/12 RI S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 6) 5/30 CA SB 1054 Requires Notifying Property Owners Prior to Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 5/10 MI SB 1069 Personal Property Taxes: Credit for New Industrial Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1067 Personal Property Taxes: Continuation of Existing Exemptions for Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1070 Establishes a Tax Exemption for Eligible Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/10 MI SB 1072 Personal Property Taxes: Credit for Loss of Personal Property Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 5/10 DE SB 205 Requires Manufactured Home Community Owners to Explain Rent Increases Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9) 5/08 IA SF 2344 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 23) 5/07 IA HF 2475 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (71 - 26) 4/25 AZ SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 4/23 AZ SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona Bill Passed - House (35 - 15) 4/19 MO HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House (108 - 32) 4/16 OK HB 2296 Limits Certain Civil Liability for Mobile Home Park Operators Bill Tabled - House (43 - 36) 4/12 AZ HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 4/11 ME LD 1810 Regulatory Takings Bill Passed - House (74 - 72) 4/11 NE LB 1161 Authorizes Land Study in Nebraska for Keystone XL Pipeline Route Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 5) 3/28 SC SB 1227 Prohibits Camping on State House Grounds Bill Passed - House (85 - 22) 3/12 KS HB 2353 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (70 - 54) 3/07 UT HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14) 3/07 UT HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6) 3/06 AZ HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (37 - 21) 3/05 OR SB 1552 Requirements for Lenders Seeking Foreclosure Bill Passed - House (59 - 1) 2/29 MN HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 47) 2/29 FL HB 213 Amends Mortgage Foreclosure Process Bill Passed - House (94 - 17) 2/27 UT HB 511 Authorizing Eminent Domain over Federal Land Bill Passed - House (57 - 14) 2/23 MN HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23) 2/20 OR HB 4090 Reducing Restrictions on Urban Development Bill Passed - House (31 - 29) 2/16 OR SB 1552 Requirements for Lenders Seeking Foreclosure Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4) 2/16 OR SB 1564 Amends Requirements for Foreclosures Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 2/14 IA HF 2274 Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House (59 - 40) 2/06 NY S 6087-A Authorizes the Use of School Property for Religious Meetings and Worship Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 7) 2/01 NH HB 574 Authorizes Government Acquisition of Private Property in State of Emergency Bill Passed - House (257 - 87) 1/25 NH Amdt 367s Restricting Eminent Domain Petitions Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 8) 1/05 NH HB 194 Authorizes Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (204 - 110) 1/04 NH HB 334 Authorizes Weapons on Public Property Bill Passed - House (180 - 144)

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.