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Key Votes

2013 All Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 23, 2013 MT HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21)
July 23, 2013 NC SB 337 Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 11)
July 23, 2013 NC SB 337 Establishes the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 22)
April 26, 2013 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry on Industrial or Agricultural Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21)
April 20, 2013 MT HB 297 Prohibits the Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 37)
Feb. 14, 2013 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 31)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
May 15, 2013 MO HB 650 Limits Punitive Awards for Lead Exposure from Certain Mines Concurrence Vote Passed - House (94 - 63)
May 24, 2013 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 61)
April 5, 2013 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 32)
May 2, 2013 FL HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 42)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
Feb. 7, 2013 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Sept. 11, 2013 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 8, 2013 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 28)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
April 2, 2013 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
April 15, 2013 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry On Industrial Or Agricultural Property Bill Passed - House (65 - 25)
June 3, 2013 LA SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for State Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 12)
May 1, 2013 FL HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
May 22, 2013 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
June 27, 2013 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
May 20, 2013 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House (68 - 66)
March 25, 2013 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
May 29, 2013 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
April 2, 2013 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Nov. 7, 2013 National S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
April 18, 2013 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
Nov. 4, 2013 National S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Nov. 19, 2013 MA Amdt 1 Increases the Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 7)
May 13, 2013 NY A 1792 Extends Worker's Benefits to Farm Laborers Bill Passed - House (83 - 53)
May 15, 2013 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32)
May 8, 2013 National HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
May 7, 2013 NC SB 337 Establishes an Independent Charter School Board Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
May 22, 2013 LA SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
May 22, 2013 RI S 256 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
May 7, 2013 OR HB 2672 Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
May 23, 2013 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 3, 2013 TX HB 318 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
May 29, 2013 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - House (64 - 11)
May 3, 2013 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 62)
May 30, 2013 CA AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Home Care Aides Bill Passed - House (52 - 26)
May 30, 2013 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (45 - 27)
April 20, 2013 MN SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 16)
June 24, 2013 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - House (46 - 32)
March 27, 2013 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
Feb. 4, 2013 UT HB 274 Establishes a Tax Credit for Employing a Homeless Individual Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
Feb. 4, 2013 WA SB 5127 Reduces Age Requirements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Nov. 19, 2013 MA S 1925 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 7)
March 5, 2013 NY A 38 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (102 - 44)
March 4, 2013 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House (32 - 27)
Aug. 1, 2013 National HR 2879 Stop Government Abuse Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 176)
March 4, 2013 NM SB 416 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 17)
Feb. 27, 2013 KY HB 416 Establishes the Kentucky Retirement Systems Sustainability Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Feb. 26, 2013 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12)
Feb. 14, 2013 ID H 88 Expands Tax Credit for New Employees Bill Passed - House (62 - 7)
Feb. 4, 2013 WA SB 5112 Amends Scheduling Authority In Workers Compensation Rehabilitation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
Feb. 4, 2013 WA SB 5128 Authorizes Voluntary Settlements for Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
July 2, 2013 OR HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15)
Nov. 7, 2013 National 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)
Jan. 31, 2013 WY SF 131 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17)

About the Selection and Description 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. Project 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

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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