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Key Votes

2013 All Campaign Finance and Elections Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 4, 2013 CA AB 131 Amends Voter Registration Requirements Bill Passed - House (47 - 23)
May 23, 2013 NV AB 440 Extends Voter Registration Period Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 23, 2013 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 23, 2013 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
Aug. 8, 2013 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25)
July 8, 2013 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
May 23, 2013 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (49 - 23)
Aug. 23, 2013 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 18)
Aug. 23, 2013 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
May 3, 2013 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28)
May 2, 2013 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
March 12, 2013 AR HB 1357 Requires Special Elections to Be Held On Certain Days Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
April 26, 2013 TX HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Bill Passed - House (93 - 48)
April 30, 2013 AL HB 162 Amends the Voter Registration Deadline Bill Passed - House (67 - 34)
April 9, 2013 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
March 20, 2013 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - House (63 - 24)
March 6, 2013 KY HB 2 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (53 - 46)
Jan. 31, 2013 KS HB 2023 Prohibits Manditory Labor Organizational Fees for Political Purposes Bill Passed - House (68 - 56)
April 4, 2013 MT HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 41)
March 28, 2013 MT HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 8, 2013 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 40)
April 8, 2013 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
May 15, 2013 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 9)
April 17, 2013 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House (95 - 22)
April 18, 2013 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 18)
March 7, 2013 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Passed - House (36 - 23)
Feb. 26, 2013 MT HB 229 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House (58 - 40)
June 13, 2013 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13)
June 13, 2013 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (33 - 26)
Feb. 21, 2013 MT HB 254 Requires Disclaimers on Elections Materials Bill Passed - House (76 - 23)
April 9, 2013 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
Feb. 28, 2013 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House (32 - 23)
April 3, 2013 WV HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
March 26, 2013 OR HB 2988 Reduces Minimum Voter Registration Age to 16 Bill Passed - House (35 - 25)
April 8, 2013 MT HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 1, 2013 MT HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (60 - 38)
July 7, 2013 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16)
June 25, 2013 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
Feb. 14, 2013 MO HB 48 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - House (105 - 48)
July 25, 2013 NC HB 589 Amends Voter Registration Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 41)
July 25, 2013 NC HB 589 Amends Voter Registration Laws Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
June 4, 2013 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 31, 2013 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - House (71 - 59)
May 8, 2013 MN HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Bill Passed - House (74 - 60)
April 9, 2013 AR HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 12)
May 8, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
April 17, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
March 7, 2013 MO HJR 4 Increases Representative Term Limits Joint Resolution Passed - House (121 - 31)
March 22, 2013 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21)
March 11, 2013 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 21, 2013 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
March 18, 2013 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
March 11, 2013 KY SB 1 Establishes an Electronic Ballot Transmission System for Military and Overseas Voters Bill Passed - House (57 - 42)
Feb. 20, 2013 VA SB 1256 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
Feb. 5, 2013 VA SB 1256 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 26, 2013 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Bill Passed - House (50 - 46)
March 26, 2013 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
May 28, 2013 OR SB 154 Requires Signature Gathering Firms to Meet Certain Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
April 1, 2013 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (52 - 45)
March 27, 2013 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
March 19, 2013 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
March 13, 2013 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
June 21, 2013 TX SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (109 - 30)
Feb. 20, 2013 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
April 2, 2013 MS SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House (52 - 66)
March 7, 2013 NM SB 276 Authorizes Straight-Party Voting as a Ballot Option Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
March 11, 2013 MD SB 279 Amends Early Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
June 23, 2013 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
June 21, 2013 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 46)
June 21, 2013 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 47)
June 14, 2013 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
April 19, 2013 MT SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
April 17, 2013 MT SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (58 - 42)
April 19, 2013 MT SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
April 17, 2013 MT SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Bill Passed - House (57 - 43)
March 20, 2013 OH SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
March 20, 2013 OH SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
Jan. 28, 2013 VA SB 690 Reduces the Number of Signatures Required to Run for President Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Feb. 5, 2013 VA SB 719 Amends Voting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
May 15, 2013 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Failed - House (61 - 80)
March 19, 2013 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 4)
April 30, 2013 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31)
April 30, 2013 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9)

About the Selection and Description 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. Project 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

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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