Key Votes

2012 All Gambling and Gaming Key Votes

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12/17 NJ A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos Bill Passed - House (48 - 25) 12/05 OH HB 605 Prohibits Gambling In Internet Cafes Bill Passed - House (63 - 30) 8/14 MD SB 1 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (71 - 59) 6/27 DE HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 6/12 DE HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Bill Passed - House (29 - 8) 6/05 NC SB 582 Expands Casino Gambling Bill Passed - House (68 - 49) 5/31 IL SB 1849 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 26) 5/23 IL SB 1849 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (69 - 47) 4/30 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 34) 4/28 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18) 4/25 MA H Amdt 804.1 Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards Amendment Adopted - House (123 - 33) 3/28 NH H Amdt 917h Authorizing the Establishment of 4 Casinos Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 195) 3/28 NH HB 593 Expands Gambling Bill Failed - House (118 - 226) 3/27 MD SB 892 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/14 NY A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - Senate (36 - 0) 3/14 NY A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - House (96 - 45) 3/13 IA SF 2275 Authorizes Internet Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 2/23 KY SB 151 Authorizes Casinos Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 21) 2/21 MI HB 5033 Requires Asset Tests to Determine Eligibility for State Assistance Programs Bill Passed - House (67 - 39) 2/15 OH HB 386 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)

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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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