Key Votes

2013 All Animals and Wildlife 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) 9/10 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 29) 9/09 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 7/06 OR SB 6 Authorizes Further Capabilities For Police Investigation of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - House (38 - 21) 7/01 OR SB 6 Authorizes Further Capabilities For Police Investigation of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 6/11 ME LD 1286 Prohibits the Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (94 - 49) 5/27 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House (67 - 49) 5/04 TX HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42) 5/01 TX HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Bill Passed - House (120 - 21) 5/01 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18) 4/25 MI SJR S Establishes a Constitutional Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Adopted - Senate (25 - 11) 4/25 MI SB 288 Authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to Designate Huntable Game Species Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 4/25 NC SB 201 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16) 4/23 MT SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 20) 4/23 OR HB 2624 Exempts Counties from Hunting Dog Prohibitions if Approved by County Voters Bill Passed - House (40 - 19) 4/22 MT SB 256 Requires the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Organization to be Liable for Damage Caused by Wild Buffalo Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 39) 4/17 TN HB 1191 Requires Disclosure of Recordings of Livestock Abuse Within 24 Hours Bill Passed - House (50 - 43) 4/17 TN SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - House (50 - 43) 4/17 MT SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House (50 - 50) 4/16 TN HB 1191 Requires Disclosure of Recordings of Livestock Abuse Within 24 Hours Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9) 4/16 TN SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9) 4/16 OR SB 835 Prohibits Horse Tripping in Rodeos Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6) 4/15 IN SB 487 Establishes Regulations for Hunting Preserves Bill Passed - House (52 - 39) 3/26 OK HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14) 3/21 MT HB 247 Authorizes Salvage of Game Killed By Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20) 3/19 PA SB 644 Amends the Definition of "Wild Animal" Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18) 3/12 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 3/08 WA SB 5187 Authorizes Livestock Owners to Dispatch Gray Wolves Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 23) 3/07 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 2/27 WY HB 41 Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 11) 2/26 WY HB 41 Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 2/26 NM HB 316 Prohibits Animal Killing Contests Bill Failed - House (30 - 38) 2/25 MT HB 396 Requires County Board Approval for Bison Relocation Bill Passed - House (61 - 37) 2/22 MT HB 205 Authorizes Use of Suppressors for Hunting Bill Passed - House (61 - 37) 2/20 OK HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses Bill Passed - House (82 - 14) 2/18 NM SB 73 Amends Game and Fish License Suspension Periods Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10) 2/18 NM HB 63 Prohibits Breed-Specific Dog Regulations Bill Passed - House (48 - 14) 2/14 MI SB 48 Authorizes Businesses to Allow Contact Between Customers and Small Bears Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 2/13 WY SF 132 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - House (44 - 14) 2/13 NC HB 66 Authorizes the Use and Display of Wild Animals in Cultural Activities Bill Passed - House (98 - 20) 2/11 IN SJR 7 Guarantees Right to Hunt and Fish Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (38 - 10) 2/06 MT HB 27 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - House (63 - 33) 1/28 WY SF 132 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)

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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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  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
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