Key Votes

2012 All Transportation Key Votes

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12/14 MI SB 756 Prohibits Teens from Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (74 - 33) 12/13 OH HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 23) 12/13 OH HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7) 12/04 IL SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 14) 10/18 NJ A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House (63 - 16) 10/04 NJ S 1761 Requires more Transparancy and Accountability from Port Authority Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 15) 10/03 PA SB 1480 2012-2013 Supplemental Capital Budget Bill Passed - House (142 - 55) 8/30 CA AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21) 8/29 CA AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7) 7/06 CA SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 7/05 CA SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Bill Passed - House (52 - 28) 6/30 PA HB 254 Expands Use of Red-Light Cameras Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 72) 6/30 PA HB 3 Authorizes Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House (117 - 79) 6/29 PA HB 254 Expands Use of Red-Light Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15) 6/27 MA H 4174 Authorizes Funds for State Transportation Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 6/21 NJ A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House (50 - 27) 6/18 PA HB 1521 Prohibits Hidden Compartments in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (114 - 83) 6/13 RI H 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 6/13 OH HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Bill Passed - House (59 - 28) 6/11 RI H 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 5/31 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21) 5/31 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 56) 5/31 CA SB 956 Regulates Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Loans and Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 5/29 CA AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty Bill Passed - House (49 - 25) 5/29 CA AB 1534 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers to Label Used Vehicles Bill Passed - House (42 - 32) 5/15 OH HB 99 Prohibits Texting While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 12) 5/15 CO HB 1005 Establishes Limits for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (38 - 24) 5/08 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 33) 5/07 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22) 5/07 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - House (99 - 32) 5/03 OH HB 99 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 5/02 LA HB 695 Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (68 - 29) 5/02 CO SB 117 Establishes Limits for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 4/30 CA AB 1960 Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners Bill Passed - House (48 - 25) 4/26 CA AB 2405 Authorizes Low-Emission Vehicles to Use HOV Lanes Bill Passed - House (49 - 25) 4/18 AZ HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 4/18 NA HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House (293 - 127) 4/16 OK HB 2296 Limits Certain Civil Liability for Mobile Home Park Operators Bill Tabled - House (43 - 36) 4/10 AK HB 255 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (34 - 5) 4/03 AZ HB 2348 Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 4/03 IA HF 2450 Prohibits the Use of Traffic Cameras Bill Passed - House (58 - 42) 3/28 MI SB 291 Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 3/26 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 20) 3/23 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 3/23 ID H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 3/21 AZ HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 3/20 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (53 - 17) 3/20 KY SB 89 Requires Seat Belts in Passenger Vans Bill Passed - House (61 - 33) 3/15 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Passed - House (48 - 21) 3/15 ID H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - House (56 - 10) 3/15 MI SB 756 Prohibits Teens from Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10) 3/14 MD SB 559 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Children Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19) 3/12 ME LD 1603 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Concealed Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (84 - 55) 3/05 WA SB 6455 Increases Transportation Fees Bill Passed - House (55 - 41) 3/05 AZ HB 2125 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Failed - House (28 - 31) 3/05 AZ HB 2125 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (45 - 15) 3/02 UT HB 298 Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 18) 3/01 AZ HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children Bill Passed - House (38 - 17) 2/29 AZ HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards Bill Passed - House (34 - 20) 2/24 UT HB 104 Prohibits Local Ordinances Against Idling Vehicles Bill Passed - House (42 - 28) 2/23 UT HB 140 Prohibits Traffic Checkpoints Bill Passed - House (41 - 33) 2/21 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 2/15 FL HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions Bill Passed - House (92 - 22) 2/13 NM SB 235 Restricting Driver's Licenses for Foreign Nationals Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 2/08 NM HB 103 Increasing Regulation of Driver's Licenses Issued to Foreign Nationals Bill Passed - House (45 - 25) 2/07 UT SB 128 Prohibits Minors from Using Cell Phones while Driving Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/06 NA HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (75 - 20) 2/03 NA HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House (248 - 169) 2/02 CA SB 81 Funding For School Transportation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 1/05 NH HB 194 Authorizes Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (204 - 110) 1/05 NH HB 628 Recording and Tracking Complaints of Abuse by Transportation Security Agents Bill Passed - House (188 - 136)

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

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