Key Votes

2013 All Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

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11/19 MA Amdt 1 Increases the Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 7) 11/19 MA S 1925 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 7) 11/07 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32) 11/07 NA S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 11/04 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30) 9/12 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25) 9/12 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 9/12 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 9/11 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 8/01 NA HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 176) 7/23 NC SB 337 Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 11) 7/23 NC SB 337 Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 22) 7/02 OR HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15) 6/27 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 6/24 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - House (46 - 32) 6/03 LA SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for State Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 12) 5/30 CA AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Home Care Aides Bill Passed - House (52 - 26) 5/30 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (45 - 27) 5/29 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 53) 5/29 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - House (64 - 11) 5/24 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 61) 5/23 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15) 5/22 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13) 5/22 RI S 256 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6) 5/22 LA SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 5/20 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House (68 - 66) 5/15 MO HB 650 Limits Punitive Awards for Lead Exposure from Certain Mines Concurrence Vote Passed - House (94 - 63) 5/15 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32) 5/13 NY A 1792 Extends Worker's Benefits to Farm Laborers Bill Passed - House (83 - 53) 5/08 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 28) 5/08 NA HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (223 - 204) 5/07 OR HB 2672 Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House (32 - 28) 5/07 NC SB 337 Establishes an Independent Charter School Board Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17) 5/03 TX HB 318 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House (79 - 64) 5/03 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 62) 5/02 FL HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 42) 5/01 FL HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7) 4/26 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry on Industrial or Agricultural Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21) 4/23 MT HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21) 4/20 MT HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 37) 4/20 MN SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 16) 4/18 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 4/15 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry On Industrial Or Agricultural Property Bill Passed - House (65 - 25) 4/05 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 32) 4/02 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 4/02 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 3/27 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (86 - 58) 3/25 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - House (55 - 39) 3/05 NY A 38 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (102 - 44) 3/04 NM SB 416 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 17) 3/04 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House (32 - 27) 2/27 KY HB 416 Establishes the Kentucky Retirement Systems Sustainability Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (52 - 47) 2/26 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12) 2/14 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 31) 2/14 ID H 88 Expands Tax Credit for New Employees Bill Passed - House (62 - 7) 2/07 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 2/04 WA SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19) 2/04 WA SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24) 2/04 WA SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24) 2/04 UT HB 274 Establishes a Tax Credit for Employing a Homeless Individual Bill Passed - House (41 - 33) 1/31 WY SF 131 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17)

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.