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Key Votes

2014 All Business and Consumers Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ A 2814 Requires Certain Graduation Rates from For-Profit Colleges Bill Passed - House (47 - 14)
Aug. 30, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Aug. 28, 2014 CA SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Aug. 28, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Bill Passed - House (45 - 31)
Aug. 26, 2014 CA SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Bill Passed - House (43 - 34)
Aug. 25, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Bill Failed - House (38 - 33)
Aug. 21, 2014 CA SB 610 Amends Franchise Agreement Terms Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Aug. 21, 2014 CA AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 14)
Aug. 14, 2014 CA SB 610 Amends Franchise Agreement Terms Bill Passed - House (41 - 28)
July 30, 2014 National S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
July 10, 2014 National H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Contracting with Businesses Chartered in Bermuda or in the Cayman Islands Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 200)
June 30, 2014 NJ S 602 Increases the Legal Age to Purchase of Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
June 20, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 10)
June 19, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
June 19, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 18, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - House (124 - 24)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 12, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4)
June 11, 2014 MA Amdt 46 Establishes a Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - House (132 - 14)
May 29, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Bill Passed - House (52 - 23)
May 29, 2014 CA SB 1000 Requires Health Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 28, 2014 CA SB 1372 Amends the Corporate Tax Rate Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 27, 2014 MI SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
May 27, 2014 MI SB 934 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (76 - 34)
May 23, 2014 CA AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics Bill Passed - House (47 - 13)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
May 14, 2014 OK HB 3143 Requires Vendors on Military Bases to Collect Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 42)
May 14, 2014 OH HB 468 Amends the Process to Buy and Sell a Salvage Vehicle Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
May 9, 2014 MN SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
May 8, 2014 MN HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 8, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases the Minimum Wage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 11)
May 8, 2014 MN SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
May 8, 2014 CA SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
May 7, 2014 NH SB 329 Repeals the Prohibition on Alcoholic Beverages Billboard Advertisements "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (193 - 164)
May 7, 2014 MN HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 24)
May 6, 2014 MO SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Veto Override Passed - House (109 - 46)
May 5, 2014 MO SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
May 1, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
May 1, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
April 30, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
April 30, 2014 CO HB 1269 Requires Certain Retailers to Collect Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
April 29, 2014 MO SB 694 Amends Payday Loan Terms and Interest Rates Bill Passed - House (112 - 39)
April 25, 2014 CO SB 29 Requires Paint Manufacturers to Establish Recycling Programs Bill Passed - House (38 - 26)
April 24, 2014 MN HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
April 24, 2014 CA SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
April 23, 2014 AZ HB 2262 Establishes Regulatory Framework for Rideshare Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 22)
April 23, 2014 VT H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 30)
April 22, 2014 AZ HB 2262 Establishes Regulatory Framework for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
April 16, 2014 MO SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (104 - 48)
April 14, 2014 CO HB 1269 Requires Certain Retailers to Collect Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (36 - 26)
April 13, 2014 AK HB 384 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 11, 2014 AK HB 309 Authorizes Distilleries to Sell Alcohol Directly to Individuals Bill Passed - House (29 - 5)
April 10, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 60)
April 10, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Failed - House (37 - 103)
April 10, 2014 DE HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
April 9, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
April 9, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
April 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 47)
April 7, 2014 OK SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
April 3, 2014 DE HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Bill Passed - House (26 - 13)
April 2, 2014 MD HB 727 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Certain School Projects Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
April 2, 2014 MA H 4026 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (125 - 24)
April 1, 2014 MO SB 509 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
March 31, 2014 NE LB 943 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 27, 2014 NH SB 329 Repeals the Prohibition on Alcoholic Beverage Billboard Advertisements "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 11)
March 27, 2014 KY HB 407 Authorizes Framework for Public-Private Partnerships Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
March 27, 2014 IA HF 2438 Establishes a Retroactive Heavy Equipment Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
March 26, 2014 NH HB 1508 Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Educational Standards "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (201 - 138)
March 26, 2014 OH HB 352 Authorizes Private Non-Profit Wilderness Camps to Obtain a License Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 18, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
March 17, 2014 ID S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - House (35 - 34)
March 17, 2014 MD HB 727 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Certain School Projects Bill Passed - House (90 - 46)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 18)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 32)
March 13, 2014 OK SB 1495 Establishes a Pilot Managed Care System under Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
March 12, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 13)
March 12, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
March 12, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (173 - 118)
March 10, 2014 ID S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 10, 2014 OK SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9)
March 8, 2014 WV SB 6 Authorizes Pharmacists to Refuse to Dispense Pseudophedrine without a Prescription Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
March 7, 2014 WA SB 6065 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
March 6, 2014 AL HB 379 Requires Confidentiality for Lethal-Injection Drug Suppliers Bill Passed - House (77 - 19)
March 5, 2014 NY A 1793b Amends Worker Paid Leave Laws Bill Passed - House (89 - 44)
March 4, 2014 HI SB 2609 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
March 4, 2014 HI HB 2580 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (48 - 3)
Feb. 28, 2014 CO SB 29 Requires Paint Manufacturers to Establish Recycling Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Feb. 27, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - House (67 - 26)
Feb. 27, 2014 MI HB 5108 Authorizes Individuals to Resell Admission Tickets Bill Passed - House (66 - 42)
Feb. 27, 2014 CO HB 1054 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - House (33 - 31)
Feb. 26, 2014 IN SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - House (69 - 26)
Feb. 26, 2014 KS HB 2456 Amends Property Tax Laws for Certain Equipment Bill Passed - House (100 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2014 WV HB 4001 Authorizes False Claims Lawsuits Bill Failed - House (42 - 55)
Feb. 25, 2014 KY SB 116 Amends Patent Laws Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
Feb. 20, 2014 MO HB 1253 Reduces Tax Rates for Businesses Bill Passed - House (106 - 49)
Feb. 20, 2014 MO HB 1295 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (106 - 47)
Feb. 20, 2014 MO SB 694 Amends Payday Loan Terms and Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Feb. 19, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Failed - House (33 - 29)
Feb. 18, 2014 WV SB 6 Prohibits Sale of Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine without Prescription Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Feb. 14, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
Feb. 11, 2014 AL SB 168 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Feb. 11, 2014 VA SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 6, 2014 KY HB 1 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
Feb. 5, 2014 MD SB 75 Prohibits the Sale of Alcoholic Products with Alcohol Content Above 95 Percent Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
Feb. 4, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Feb. 4, 2014 IN SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 23)
Feb. 3, 2014 IN SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
Jan. 30, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Bill Passed - House (54 - 37)
Jan. 30, 2014 CA SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Jan. 30, 2014 IN HB 1001 Authorizes Property Tax Exemptions Bill Passed - House (63 - 33)
Jan. 29, 2014 IN HB 1205 Establishes Civil Proceeding Advance Payment Transactions Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
Jan. 23, 2014 SC SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 18)
Jan. 8, 2014 NH HB 544 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (182 - 154)

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
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