Key Votes

2013 All Education Key Votes

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12/11 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 53) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24) 4/30 HI SB 1084 Authorizes the Use of Public Funds for Private Preschools Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 14) 4/27 IN HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 11) 4/27 IN HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 30) 4/22 IN SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 15) 4/15 IN SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Bill Passed - House (70 - 23) 4/09 IN HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12) 4/08 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - House (99 - 41) 4/04 MD SB 422 Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 4/03 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - House (105 - 44) 4/03 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10) 4/01 NV SJR 15 Removes the Separate Tax Rate on Mining Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 4) 3/21 MI HB 4369 Expands the Education Achievement Authority Bill Passed - House (57 - 53) 2/28 NM HJR 10 Extends Education Disbursements from the Land Grant Fund Joint Resolution Passed - House (36 - 33) 2/27 NM HB 64 Amends Educational Employee Pension Funds and Policies Bill Passed - House (50 - 17) 2/26 IN SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15) 2/20 KS SCR 1608 Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding Amendment Adopted - Senate (27 - 13) 2/19 IA HF 215 Appropriates Education Funding and Establishes New Programs Bill Passed - House (52 - 44) 2/14 IA SF 162 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 2/14 KY HB 131 Authorizes Immigrants to Remain Enrolled in High School up to Age 23 Bill Passed - House (71 - 26) 2/12 MT HB 315 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House (49 - 50) 2/05 WY HB 230 Appropriates Funds for Schools to Hire School Resource Officers Bill Passed - House (38 - 22) 1/30 IA SF 52 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.