Key Votes

2012 All Agriculture and Food Key Votes

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8/31 CA AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House (35 - 33) 8/30 CA ACR 161 Establishes September as "Food Literacy Awareness Month" Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 8/22 CA ACR 161 Establishes September as "Food Literacy Awareness Month" Resolution Passed - House (53 - 21) 8/20 CA AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 8/02 NA HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (223 - 197) 6/21 NA S Amdt 2310 Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 73) 6/21 NA S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43) 6/21 NA S 3240 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35) 6/19 NA S Amdt 2181 Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000 Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 84) 6/19 NA S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66) 6/13 NA S Amdt 2393 Repeals Sugar Subsidies Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 46) 4/19 MO HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House (108 - 32) 4/11 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 15) 4/05 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 3/07 UT HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 13) 3/07 UT HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 5) 2/28 IA HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 28) 2/28 IA HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)

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