Key Votes

2013 All Housing and Property Key Votes

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7/08 OR HB 2639 Amends Rental Assistance Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 7/03 OR HB 2639 Amends Rental Assistance Program Regulations Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 6/13 WA HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19) 6/13 WA HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - House (53 - 33) 6/10 AZ HB 2399 Authorizes School Boards to Increase Property Taxes to Pay for Bonds Bill Passed - House (31 - 26) 6/05 NA H Amdt 121 Delays National Flood Insurance Premiums Increases Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 146) 5/30 WA HB 2064 Amends Estate Tax Laws Bill Passed - House (51 - 40) 5/29 CA SB 391 Establishes Fee for the Recording of Real Estate Transactions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12) 5/20 MN HF 677 Amends State Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 30) 5/19 MN HF 677 Amends State Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 65) 5/15 KS HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 10) 4/18 NV AB 284 Authorizes Early Terminations of Rental Agreements by Victims of Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (28 - 11) 4/17 MT SB 175 Increases Public Education Funding Bill Passed - House (58 - 41) 4/17 IA SF 295 Establishes a Business Property Tax Credit Fund Bill Passed - House (54 - 45) 4/17 MT SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House (50 - 50) 4/03 KS SB 181 Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 4/02 KS HB 2055 Reduces Casino Building Fee Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 24) 3/26 KS SB 72 Exempts Health Clubs From Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14) 3/08 WA SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23) 2/26 UT SB 109 Authorizes the State Engineer to Manage Water Usage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/23 MT SB 175 Increases Public Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17) 2/20 VT H 265 Amends Education Property Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2014 Bill Passed - House (96 - 45)

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

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