Key Votes

2013 All Health and Health Care Key Votes

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12/12 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 12/12 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - House (87 - 22) 12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage to Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 12/11 NA HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (295 - 103) 12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage to Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 47) 11/13 MI SB 2 Authorizes Certain Nurses to Prescribe Controlled Substances Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 11/13 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 9/03 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 32) 8/27 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 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) 7/17 NA HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act Bill Passed - House (251 - 174) 7/17 NA HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act Bill Passed - House (264 - 161) 7/03 PA HB 1075 Amends Public Welfare Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22) 7/02 NC SB 132 Requires Certain Reproductive Health and Safety Education for Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 12) 7/01 PA HB 1075 Amends Public Welfare Code Concurrence Vote Passed - House (108 - 94) 6/27 NC SB 132 Requires Certain Reproductive Health and Safety Education for Schools Bill Passed - House (69 - 42) 6/27 DE HB 88 Prohibits Certain Individuals with Mental Health Issues from Possessing Firearms Bill Failed - Senate (6 - 13) 6/24 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13) 6/20 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 6/13 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (76 - 31) 6/02 LA SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 12) 5/30 LA SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 3) 5/28 ME LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 54) 5/24 CA SB 648 Prohibits the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 5/18 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28) 5/17 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 61) 5/17 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21) 5/16 AZ HB 2045 Requires Hospitals to Release Procedure Pricing Information Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 5) 5/16 NA HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House (229 - 195) 5/15 AZ HB 2045 Requires Hospitals to Release Procedure Pricing Information Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 25) 5/13 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 65) 5/10 TX HB 1340 Authorizes Certain Children to Consent to Immunizations Bill Passed - House (71 - 61) 5/09 OR HB 2896 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 5/08 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 5/02 TX HB 772 Requires Individuals to Opt-Out of Immunization Registry Bill Passed - House (99 - 47) 5/01 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - House (81 - 64) 5/01 FL SB 1792 Amends Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements Bill Passed - House (77 - 38) 5/01 TX HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Bill Passed - House (120 - 21) 4/25 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28) 4/25 IL SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10) 4/22 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 64) 4/18 TX SB 303 Amends the End-of-Life Care Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 4/17 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57) 4/16 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7) 4/16 IA SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 4/11 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14) 4/11 FL SB 1792 Amends Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12) 4/09 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 30) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 10) 4/04 OR HB 2870 Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales Bill Passed - House (31 - 29) 4/04 MO SB 126 Prohibits Pharmacies from Being Required to Carry Specific Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 4/03 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 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) 4/03 NH HB 2 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (193 - 166) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 21) 4/02 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - House (70 - 26) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 4/02 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House (91 - 56) 4/01 MD SB 580 Expands Affirmative Defense to include a Caregiver Providing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (95 - 37) 3/21 NA H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House (221 - 207) 3/18 WV SB 464 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 3/13 UT HB 391 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 23) 3/13 OK HB 1021 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (72 - 20) 3/13 OR SB 444 Prohibits Smoking in a Car with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 3/12 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - House (56 - 17) 3/12 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - House (79 - 15) 3/11 WA HB 1000 Authorizes Immunity to Health Care Providers Following End-Of-Life Directives Bill Passed - House (59 - 36) 3/07 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House (65 - 49) 3/07 CA AB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - House (54 - 22) 3/07 CA SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 3/07 OR HB 2896 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - House (38 - 18) 3/06 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33) 3/05 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/01 UT HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 2/28 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 2/28 MI HB 4111 Appropriates Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (78 - 31) 2/28 MT HB 505 Prohibits Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Passed - House (51 - 46) 2/28 NM HB 168 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Failed - House (30 - 39) 2/27 ND HB 1362 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (57 - 36) 2/26 NC SB 4 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 16) 2/26 NC SB 4 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 40) 2/26 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16) 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) 2/22 SD HB 1214 Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 2/21 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20) 2/20 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5) 2/20 GA HB 178 Requires Pain Management Clinics to be Licensed Bill Passed - House (150 - 15) 2/19 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (73 - 23) 2/18 ND SB 2303 Defines a "Human Being" Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 23) 2/14 MN HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22) 2/14 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 19) 2/14 VT S 77 Prohibits Liability for Self-Administered Lethal Dosages Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8) 2/13 VT Galbraith and Hartwell Amdt Establishes Immunity for Doctors Prescribing or People Present to Lethal Dosage Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 15) 2/13 KY SB 9 Establishes Review Panels to Assess Nursing Home Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/11 UT HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - House (41 - 30) 2/08 KY SB 5 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 2/04 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15) 1/31 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 1/31 VA SB 975 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)

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:

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