Key Votes

2013 All Environment Key Votes

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9/18 NA H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235) 9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Bill Passed - House (53 - 20) 7/25 NC HB 938 Amends Wetland Permit Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 6/28 NA HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 186) 5/13 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - House (37 - 20) 5/13 NC HB 628 Requires Promotion of State Lumber in Building Projects Bill Passed - House (70 - 43) 5/08 MO SB 265 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 Bill Passed - House (118 - 37) 5/02 NC SB 612 Amends Environmental Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11) 4/04 MO SB 265 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 3/25 WA SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - House (61 - 32) 3/25 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 3/13 WA SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12) 3/13 OK HB 1412 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development Bill Passed - House (67 - 17) 3/07 WI SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 39) 3/05 MI SB 78 Removes Biodiversity and Restoration as Forest Management Goals for Department of Natural Resources Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 3/04 AK HB 77 Authorizes Natural Resources Commissioner to Issue General Permits Bill Passed - House (31 - 6) 2/27 WI SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 2/26 UT SB 109 Authorizes the State Engineer to Manage Water Usage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/19 AK HB 80 Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5) 2/19 AK HB 80 Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 2/06 AK HB 80 Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits Bill Passed - House (27 - 10)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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