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Key Votes

2014 All Health and Health Care Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 3, 2014 MI SB 1130 Amends Public Health Code to Include Hepatitis C Virus Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Nov. 13, 2014 NJ A 2270 Authorizes Certain Terminally Ill Individuals to Use Life-Ending Medication Bill Passed - House (41 - 31)
Sept. 24, 2014 PA SB 1182 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 28)
Aug. 27, 2014 CA AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Aug. 19, 2014 CA AB 2198 Requires Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 13)
July 30, 2014 NC HB 1133 Amends Technical Language in Education, Firearm, and Economic Statutes Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
July 28, 2014 NC HB 1181 Establishes Commercial Managed Care for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
July 25, 2014 NC HB 1133 Amends Technical Language in Education, Firearm, and Economic Statutes Bill Passed - House (61 - 35)
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)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 29, 2014 CA SB 1000 Requires Health Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 23, 2014 OK SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 8)
May 22, 2014 OK SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 9)
May 21, 2014 LA HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 5)
May 19, 2014 CA AB 2198 Requires Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals Bill Passed - House (47 - 11)
May 14, 2014 LA HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
May 1, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
April 30, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
April 28, 2014 CT SB 36 Authorizes Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses to Independently Perform Medical Duties Bill Passed - House (110 - 35)
April 24, 2014 OK SB 1848 Prohibits Nontherapeutic Research on Human Embryos and Establishes Standards for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (75 - 15)
April 24, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
April 23, 2014 CO HB 1288 Amends Student Immunization Laws Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
April 17, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 22)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
April 16, 2014 AZ HB 2508 Requires Licensure for Federal Health Care Navigators Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 21)
April 16, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
April 16, 2014 AZ HB 2508 Requires Licensure for Federal Health Care Navigators Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
April 15, 2014 KY SB 5 Increases Penalties for Drug-Dealers Bill Failed - House (42 - 51)
April 15, 2014 AZ HCR 2005 Authorizes a Manufacturer to Provide Investigational Treatments to Eligible Patients Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
April 14, 2014 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
April 13, 2014 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
April 10, 2014 NE LB 690 Establishes the Aging Nebraskans Task Force Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 12)
April 9, 2014 AZ HB 2284 Authorizes Unannounced Inspections of Abortion Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
April 9, 2014 OH HB 369 Requires Local Boards to Offer Certain Addiction Treatments Bill Passed - House (71 - 20)
April 9, 2014 CT SB 36 Authorizes Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses to Independently Perform Medical Duties Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 364 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
April 2, 2014 SC H 4803 Authorizes Individuals with Epilepsy to Use Oil Derived from Marijuana Bill Passed - House (90 - 24)
April 1, 2014 WI AB 120 Prohibits Certain Actions Made by Health Care Providers from Being Used Against Them in Court Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
March 31, 2014 National HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
March 31, 2014 NE LB 690 Establishes the Aging Nebraskans Task Force Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 11)
March 27, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
March 24, 2014 CO SB 18 Expands List of Tobacco Products Prohibited to Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 24, 2014 CO HB 1288 Amends Student Immunization Laws Bill Passed - House (42 - 19)
March 21, 2014 CO SB 18 Expands List of Tobacco Products Prohibited to Minors Bill Passed - House (43 - 19)
March 18, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
March 14, 2014 MD SB 364 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 8)
March 13, 2014 OK SB 1495 Establishes a Pilot Managed Care System under Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
March 12, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
March 12, 2014 OK SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
March 10, 2014 KY HB 310 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House (61 - 31)
March 8, 2014 WV SB 6 Authorizes Pharmacists to Refuse to Dispense Pseudophedrine without a Prescription Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 354 Amends the Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (84 - 51)
March 6, 2014 IN SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
March 6, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (35 - 22)
March 5, 2014 SD HB 1229 Requires Certain Individuals to be Reported to the National Background Check System Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
March 5, 2014 MO HB 1173 Establishes Causes of Action in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (94 - 61)
March 5, 2014 OK SB 1219 Prohibits Minors from Purchasing Certain Emergency Contraceptives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
March 4, 2014 AZ HCR 2005 Authorizes a Manufacturer to Provide Investigational Treatments to Eligible Patients Joint Resolution Passed - House (31 - 23)
March 4, 2014 AZ HB 2284 Authorizes Unannounced Inspections of Abortion Facilities Bill Passed - House (34 - 22)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 10)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 16)
March 3, 2014 GA HB 990 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion without Legislative Approval Bill Passed - House (118 - 57)
Feb. 27, 2014 IN SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - House (69 - 23)
Feb. 27, 2014 KS SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
Feb. 27, 2014 OK HB 2418 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Privileges at Nearby Hospital Bill Passed - House (73 - 9)
Feb. 24, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Feb. 20, 2014 SD HB 1229 Requires Certain Individuals to be Reported to the National Background Check System Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)
Feb. 19, 2014 KY SB 119 Establishes Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Feb. 19, 2014 OK HB 1020 Authorizes Physical Therapists to Treat Patients Without Physician Referral Bill Passed - House (68 - 21)
Feb. 18, 2014 WV SB 6 Prohibits Sale of Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine without Prescription Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Feb. 13, 2014 MO HB 1430 Authorizes Health Care Providers to Opt Out of Certain Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House (112 - 38)
Feb. 11, 2014 AL SB 168 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Feb. 10, 2014 SD HB 1158 Establishes a Prenatal Care Program for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House (46 - 22)
Feb. 6, 2014 MD SB 263 Amends Baltimore's Needle and Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6)
Jan. 28, 2014 MD SB 134 Amends the Maryland Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - House (94 - 42)
Jan. 23, 2014 IN SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Jan. 21, 2014 AL HB 31 Authorizes Health Care Providers to Abstain from Certain Medical Procedures Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
Jan. 8, 2014 NH HB 544 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (182 - 154)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

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 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 advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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