Key Votes

2013 All Legislative Branch Key Votes

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12/17 PA HB 1234 Reduces Size of General Assembly Joint Resolution Passed - House (148 - 50) 9/30 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) 9/30 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (228 - 201) 9/27 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44) 9/20 NA H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 189) 8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 18) 8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2) 8/02 NA H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 185) 8/02 NA H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176) 8/02 NA HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 185) 8/02 NA HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 183) 8/01 NA HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 181) 6/23 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 6/21 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 46) 6/21 TX SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (109 - 30) 6/21 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 47) 6/14 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11) 6/13 AZ HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 24) 6/02 NV SJR 8 Establishes Annual Legislative Sessions Bill Passed - House (23 - 18) 5/19 MN HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - Senate (43 - 23) 5/17 MN HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - House (69 - 62) 5/15 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Failed - House (61 - 80) 5/08 AZ HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 5/08 NC HB 9 Establishes Term Limits for House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore Amendment Adopted - House (85 - 34) 4/30 ME LD 134 Reduces Size of State Legislature "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (113 - 30) 4/25 MI SB 288 Authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to Designate Huntable Game Species Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 4/16 MN SF 1589 State Government Appropriations and Increase in Governor and Legislators Pay Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32) 4/09 AR HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 12) 3/19 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 3/18 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 3/13 KS HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12) 3/07 MO HJR 4 Increases Representative Term Limits Joint Resolution Passed - House (121 - 31) 3/06 WI SB 2 Limits the Secretary of State's Role in Legislation Bill Passed - House (59 - 37) 3/06 KY HB 2 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (53 - 46) 3/01 KS HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Bill Passed - House (73 - 50) 2/22 KY SB 40 Requires Health Care Exchanges to Be Approved by The Legislature Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 2/22 KY SB 39 Requires Medicaid Expansion to be Approved by the Legislature Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 2/15 NA HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House (261 - 154) 2/14 NJ AR 91 Extends the Term of a Special Committee Investigating the Finances of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Resolution Passed - House (46 - 29) 2/06 NH CACR1 Requires Three-Fifths Majority for Tax Increases "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (206 - 149) 1/31 NA HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34) 1/30 KS SCR 1601 Authorizes the Governor to Nominate Judges Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12) 1/29 WI SB 2 Limits the Secretary of State's Role in Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14) 1/28 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - House (45 - 29) 1/23 NA HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (285 - 144) 1/01 NA HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed - House (287 - 129)

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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:

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  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
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