Key Votes

2013 All Federal, State and Local Relations Key Votes

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12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 53) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24) 11/20 NA H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 230) 11/20 NA HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 187) 11/06 IL SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House (87 - 26) 11/06 MI SB 652 Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 10/30 MI SB 652 Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) 10/01 NA H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163) 9/20 NA HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 173) 9/12 NA HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 191) 9/11 MO HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 12) 9/11 MO HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Veto Override Passed - House (109 - 49) 9/11 MO HB 278 Prohibits a Public Entity from Limiting the Practice or Celebration of Any Federal Holiday Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 9/11 MO HB 278 Prohibits a Public Entity from Limiting the Practice or Celebration of Any Federal Holiday Veto Override Passed - House (114 - 45) 9/11 CA AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 22) 9/10 CA AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7) 7/25 NA HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (265 - 155) 7/23 NC SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 11) 7/22 NC SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 40) 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) 6/28 NA HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 186) 6/20 NA H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198) 6/14 CA AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 25) 6/14 CA AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 5/27 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55) 5/26 TX HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 5) 5/23 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17) 5/23 IL HB 3227 Establishes a Governing Board for the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19) 5/22 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24) 5/14 WI AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 5/13 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - House (37 - 20) 5/08 MO HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (116 - 38) 5/08 MO SB 265 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 Bill Passed - House (118 - 37) 5/08 WI AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations Bill Passed - House (60 - 38) 5/07 TX HB 928 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (101 - 31) 5/06 NA S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27) 5/06 LA HB 45 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations for Manufacturers Bill Passed - House (77 - 20) 5/06 TX HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (100 - 47) 5/02 MO HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6) 5/02 NC SB 612 Amends Environmental Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11) 5/01 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 4/30 ME SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - House (88 - 55) 4/30 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31) 4/30 ME SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 4/30 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9) 4/30 AL SB 93 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 4/25 NA S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30) 4/23 OR HB 2624 Exempts Counties from Hunting Dog Prohibitions if Approved by County Voters Bill Passed - House (40 - 19) 4/23 NV AB 230 Amends State Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (26 - 15) 4/23 LA HB 5 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (67 - 25) 4/22 NV SB 229 Amends Lake Tahoe Management Compact Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 4/18 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 4/18 TN HB 702 Increases the Appeal Time Period for Establishing Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (62 - 30) 4/18 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 4/18 MO HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (115 - 41) 4/17 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Bill Passed - House (70 - 23) 4/17 NA S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43) 4/16 IA SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 4/09 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 4/08 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 16) 4/06 MD HB 1107 Amends Prince George's County School System Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 47) 4/05 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4) 4/05 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 24) 4/05 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 32) 4/04 MO SB 265 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 4/04 OR HB 2870 Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales Bill Passed - House (31 - 29) 4/02 MS HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 56) 4/02 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 4/02 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 4/01 NV SJR 15 Removes the Separate Tax Rate on Mining Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 4) 3/25 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - House (55 - 39) 3/25 MD HB 228 Specifies Operation Procedures for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (93 - 43) 3/25 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 3/22 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21) 3/21 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 3/21 NA H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House (221 - 207) 3/18 MN HF 5 Establishes Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28) 3/14 MN HF 5 Establishes Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 61) 3/14 KS HB 2199 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws Within the State of Kansas Bill Passed - House (94 - 29) 3/13 MT HB 302 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearms Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21) 3/13 NC SB 81 Establishes the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18) 3/13 OK HB 1412 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development Bill Passed - House (67 - 17) 3/13 OK HB 1021 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (72 - 20) 3/13 NA HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (246 - 181) 3/13 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (41 - 29) 3/12 OK HB 2021 Exempts Certain Firearms from Federal Regulation Bill Passed - House (79 - 12) 3/11 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 3/07 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28) 3/07 CA SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 3/07 CA AB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - House (54 - 22) 3/06 MS SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Bill Passed - House (92 - 26) 3/06 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22) 3/04 NC SB 10 Authorizes the Reorganization of State Boards and Commissions Bill Passed - House (71 - 43) 3/04 GA HB 125 Amends State Immigration Policy Bill Passed - House (116 - 49) 3/04 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (72 - 58) 3/04 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House (32 - 27) 2/28 NM HB 168 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Failed - House (30 - 39) 2/28 OK HB 2195 Limits the Issuance of Bonds Bill Passed - House (78 - 17) 2/28 MI HB 4111 Appropriates Federal Funding for Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (78 - 31) 2/28 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19) 2/27 WY HB 41 Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 11) 2/27 NC SB 76 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Requirements and Authorizes Off-Shore Drilling Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7) 2/26 WY HB 41 Reduces Limitations on Hunting Bison Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 2/26 UT SB 109 Authorizes the State Engineer to Manage Water Usage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/26 IN SB 213 Prohibits Localities From Requiring Certain Employment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12) 2/25 IN HB 1011 Authorizes a Metropolitan Transit District Bill Passed - House (56 - 39) 2/25 MT HB 396 Requires County Board Approval for Bison Relocation Bill Passed - House (61 - 37) 2/25 AK HB 69 Exempts Firearms from Federal Regulation Bill Passed - House (31 - 5) 2/25 ID SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21) 2/25 TN HB 553 Prohibits War Monuments from Being Renamed Bill Passed - House (69 - 22) 2/20 VA SB 1324 Establishes Education Institution and Board Bill Passed - House (64 - 34) 2/20 WV HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House (53 - 45) 2/18 NM HB 63 Prohibits Breed-Specific Dog Regulations Bill Passed - House (48 - 14) 2/14 MN HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22) 2/14 KY SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6) 2/13 NC HB 66 Authorizes the Use and Display of Wild Animals in Cultural Activities Bill Passed - House (98 - 20) 2/05 VA SB 1324 Establishes Education Institution and Board Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20) 2/04 NM HJM 16 Authorizes a Feasibility Study of Horse Slaughter Plants Joint Resolution Failed - House (28 - 36) 2/04 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15) 2/01 WY HB 104 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (46 - 13) 2/01 WY HB 103 Requires State Approval of Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (53 - 6) 1/30 SD HB 1113 Requires Certain State Electronic Exchanges to Be Made Public Bill Failed - House (34 - 35) 1/28 SD HB 1108 Exempts Certain Advisory Bodies From Providing Telephone or Internet Access Bill Passed - House (63 - 5)

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.