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Key Votes

2014 All Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 17, 2014 NH HB 591 Requires State Employers to Implement a Policy Prohibiting Certain Conduct in the Workplace Veto Override Failed - House (141 - 154)
Aug. 30, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
July 30, 2014 National S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
July 2, 2014 AR HB 1003 Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
July 1, 2014 MA Amdt 17 Limits Use of Non-Competition Agreements Amendment Adopted - Senate (32 - 7)
June 26, 2014 NJ A 1999 Prohibits an Employer From Considering an Applicant's Criminal History Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 24)
June 26, 2014 DE HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House (33 - 7)
June 19, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 18, 2014 MA S 2123 & S 2195 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - House (124 - 24)
June 18, 2014 MA S 2132 Establishes Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House (126 - 22)
June 18, 2014 NY A 8769A Prohibits Workplace Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decisions Bill Passed - House (106 - 30)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 17, 2014 RI H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (67 - 3)
June 16, 2014 NJ S 783 Amends the Definition of an Unlawful Employment Practice Bill Passed - House (49 - 26)
June 16, 2014 NJ S 1038 Requires Public Contractors to Report Certain Employment Information Bill Passed - House (47 - 31)
June 16, 2014 NJ SCR 116 Specifies that the Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Bill Passed - House (47 - 30)
June 12, 2014 MA S 2123 & S 2195 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4)
June 12, 2014 NJ SCR 116 Specifies that the Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
June 5, 2014 RI S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 29, 2014 IL HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 47)
May 29, 2014 CA SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 29, 2014 CA AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees Bill Passed - House (52 - 23)
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 27, 2014 CA AB 1576 Amends the Health and Safety Provisions for Adult Films Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
May 23, 2014 IL HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 12)
May 15, 2014 IL HB 4075 Establishes Standards for Ridesharing Companies Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 8)
May 14, 2014 NH SB 207 Prohibits Certain Employer Discrimination Bill Passed - House (233 - 103)
May 14, 2014 NH SB 390 Prohibits an Employer from Discriminating Against a Victim of Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (190 - 137)
May 8, 2014 MN HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave 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 7, 2014 MN HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 24)
May 1, 2014 MA S 2123 & S 2195 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
April 30, 2014 MO SB 673 Reduces the Time Period for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (101 - 49)
April 30, 2014 National S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
April 25, 2014 CT HB 5274 Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants Bill Passed - House (81 - 55)
April 23, 2014 AZ HB 2262 Establishes Regulatory Framework for Rideshare Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 22)
April 22, 2014 AZ HB 2262 Establishes Regulatory Framework for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
April 13, 2014 AK HB 384 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 10, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 60)
April 10, 2014 IL HB 4075 Establishes Standards for Ridesharing Companies Bill Passed - House (80 - 26)
April 10, 2014 IL HB 8 Requires Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Bill Passed - House (65 - 36)
April 9, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
April 9, 2014 National S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
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 7, 2014 NE LB 485 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (26 - 22)
April 7, 2014 IA HF 2462 Prohibits Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Agreements in State Employee Settlements Bill Passed - House (63 - 35)
April 6, 2014 KS HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 57)
April 6, 2014 KS HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 16)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
April 3, 2014 National HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (248 - 179)
April 3, 2014 MO SB 673 Reduces the Time Period for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
April 2, 2014 AL SB 115 Amends Job Application Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (70 - 33)
April 2, 2014 MA H 3983 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (125 - 24)
March 31, 2014 NE LB 943 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 27, 2014 NJ S 783 Amends the Definition of an Unlawful Employment Practice Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 27, 2014 NJ S 1038 Requires Public Contractors to Report Certain Employment Information Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 20, 2014 WI AB 19 Requires an Individual to Disclose the Number of Asbestos Trusts they Plan to Sue Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 38)
March 12, 2014 WI AB 19 Requires an Individual to Disclose the Number of Asbestos Trusts they Plan to Sue Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
March 12, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (173 - 118)
March 12, 2014 KS SB 362 Requires Certain Registration for Health Insurance Navigators Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
March 10, 2014 OK SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
March 5, 2014 NY A 1793b Amends Worker Paid Leave Laws Bill Passed - House (89 - 44)
March 4, 2014 IN HB 1126 Amends Procedures for Awarding Unpaid Wages Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 25)
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. 19, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Failed - House (33 - 29)
Feb. 14, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
Feb. 13, 2014 NM HB 82 Prohibits a State Official from Working as a Lobbyist for 2 Years After Leaving Office Bill Passed - House (43 - 23)
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 MS HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (86 - 26)
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 NH SB 217 Prohibits Employees from Being Required to Join a Labor Union Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2014 SC H 3147 Expands Workers' Compensation for Certain Injuries to Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House (69 - 45)
Jan. 13, 2014 PA HB 1741 Requires a School Board to Provide Public Notice Prior to Certain Votes Bill Passed - House (102 - 98)

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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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