Key Votes

2013 All Transportation Key Votes

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10/09 NA H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172) 9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Bill Passed - House (53 - 20) 9/12 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21) 9/12 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8) 7/23 NC HB 937 Amends Firearm Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 14) 7/23 NC HB 937 Amends Firearm Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 41) 7/18 NC SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 7/16 NC SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Bill Passed - House (75 - 39) 7/07 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16) 7/07 OR SB 9 Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving Bill Passed - House (33 - 26) 7/07 OR SB 9 Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7) 6/25 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (32 - 28) 5/29 CT HB 6495 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 5/29 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (55 - 20) 5/28 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 48) 5/27 NV SB 303 Authorizes Driver Authorization Cards for Non-Citizens Bill Passed - House (30 - 9) 5/23 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20) 5/22 IL SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Bill Passed - House (85 - 30) 5/22 CT HB 6495 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (74 - 55) 5/14 MO SJR 16 Establishes a 1-Cent Sales Tax for Local Transportation Projects Bill Passed - House (100 - 57) 5/13 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - House (37 - 20) 5/09 RI H 5140 Classifies a Seat Belt Violation as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House (53 - 17) 5/08 ME LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol Bill Passed - House (109 - 32) 5/07 CO SB 251 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/07 CO SB 251 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 5/07 NC HB 937 Amends Firearm Laws Bill Passed - House (78 - 42) 5/06 OK SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 15) 5/06 OK HB 2005 Extends Tax Credits for Qualified Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Property Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 29) 5/02 MO HB 555 Amends Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House (94 - 63) 4/30 OR SB 833 Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 4/30 TX SB 1907 Authorizes Firearms in Vehicles on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 4/24 OK SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees Bill Passed - House (53 - 42) 4/24 ME LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 4/24 IL SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Cameras on School Buses to Photograph Traffic Violations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12) 4/23 ME LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - House (89 - 57) 4/23 OR SB 833 Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 7) 4/18 TX HB 63 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (97 - 45) 4/17 LA SB 147 Prohibits the Use of Social Media While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9) 4/11 MO HB 533 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (126 - 25) 4/10 WV HB 2108 Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 4/08 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 16) 4/08 IA HF 619 Authorizes Use of All-Terrain Vehicles on Certain Roads Bill Passed - House (75 - 22) 4/08 MA H 3382 Expands Retail Tax to Include Computer System Design Services Bill Passed - House (97 - 55) 4/05 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 44) 4/05 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 13) 4/05 MD SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - House (82 - 55) 4/03 KS SB 181 Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 4/03 NV SB 191 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Roads Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6) 4/03 NH HB 2 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (193 - 166) 4/03 AR HB 1938 Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years Bill Failed - House (46 - 26) 4/02 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 3/29 MD HB 1515 Increases Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 3/28 WV HB 2108 Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense Bill Passed - House (55 - 44) 3/27 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 3/27 NH HB 617 Increases Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Tax Bill Passed - House (206 - 158) 3/25 MD SB 339 Classifies Using a Cell Phone While Driving As a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 6) 3/25 MD SB 715 Amends Driver's License Requirements for Undocumented Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18) 3/25 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 3/22 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - House (49 - 18) 3/22 MD HB 1515 Increases Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (76 - 63) 3/21 OH HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 28) 3/21 MT HB 247 Authorizes Salvage of Game Killed By Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20) 3/21 MD HB 753 Classifies Cell Phone Use While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House (106 - 29) 3/20 OH HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 6) 3/20 MD SB 30 Prohibits Smoking in Vehicles Containing Children Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 3/13 UT HB 96 Extends Tax Credits for Certain Vehicles Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 12) 3/13 OH HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6) 3/13 UT HB 103 Prohibits Minors From Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12) 3/13 NC SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18) 3/13 OR SB 444 Prohibits Smoking in a Car with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 3/11 KS HB 2234 Specifies Contract Powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority Bill Passed - House (81 - 41) 3/06 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 3/06 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 3/04 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House (43 - 23) 3/01 UT HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 3/01 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House (64 - 46) 2/28 TN SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas Bill Passed - House (72 - 22) 2/25 UT HB 103 Prohibits Minors From Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (48 - 22) 2/25 IN HB 1011 Authorizes a Metropolitan Transit District Bill Passed - House (56 - 39) 2/23 VA HB 2313 Repeals the Retail Gas Tax and Establishes a Wholesale Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 15) 2/22 VA HB 2313 Repeals the Retail Gas Tax and Establishes a Wholesale Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 40) 2/19 VA HB 1907 Increases Fines for Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12) 2/19 SD SB 142 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/19 IN SB 91 Establishes Motorsports Investment District Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12) 2/13 VA HB 2313 Repeals the Retail Gas Tax and Establishes a Wholesale Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 2/11 TN SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5) 2/11 UT HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - House (41 - 30) 2/08 MD SB 74 Prohibits Operating a Vessel Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 8) 2/06 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 2/06 SD SB 107 Limits Drivers With Restricted Permits To 1 Passenger Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 2/04 UT HB 34 Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates Bill Passed - House (64 - 9) 1/31 VA SB 975 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10) 1/22 VA SB 736 Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17) 1/08 IL SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)

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:

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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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.