Key Votes

2013 All Agriculture and Food Key Votes

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9/11 MO SB 9 Amends Animal Abuse and Neglect Laws Veto Override Passed - House (111 - 50) 9/11 MO SB 9 Amends Animal Abuse and Neglect Laws Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 7/11 NA HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (216 - 208) 6/20 NA H Amdt 227 Amends the Federal Sugar Program Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221) 6/20 NA HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House (195 - 234) 6/10 NA S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27) 5/23 NA S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 52) 5/23 NA S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 33) 5/13 NY A 1792 Extends Worker's Benefits to Farm Laborers Bill Passed - House (83 - 53) 4/26 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry on Industrial or Agricultural Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 21) 4/17 TN SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - House (50 - 43) 4/16 TN SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9) 4/15 IN SB 373 Prohibits Unauthorized Entry On Industrial Or Agricultural Property Bill Passed - House (65 - 25) 3/25 SD SB 115 Increases Commercial Fertilizer Inspection Fee Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 13) 2/28 MO HJR 11 Establishes the Constitutional Right to Farm Joint Resolution Passed - House (110 - 41) 2/25 MS HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House (75 - 43) 2/20 OK SB 375 Authorizes the International Sale of Horse Meat for Human Consumption Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6) 2/14 KY SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6) 2/11 IN SJR 7 Guarantees Right to Hunt and Fish Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (38 - 10)

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