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2014 All Constitution Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 11, 2014 National S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
June 26, 2014 DE SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Adopted - House (29 - 12)
June 25, 2014 DE SB 36 Authorizes Judges to Hold Suspects of Violent Felonies without Bail Amendment Rejected - House (24 - 15)
June 23, 2014 CA AJR 1 Requests Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
May 23, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts To Issue Bonds For Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 25)
May 23, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bond Issue for Capital Repairs Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 8)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts To Issue Bonds For Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 39)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts To Issue Bonds For Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Rejected - House (34 - 61)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bond Issue for Capital Repairs Conference Report Adopted - House (55 - 34)
May 22, 2014 IL SJRCA 75 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
May 16, 2014 MO HJR 72 Authorizes the Legislature to Override Certain Gubernatorial Spending Reductions Amendment Adopted - Senate (25 - 4)
May 15, 2014 MN HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 62)
May 13, 2014 MN HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 25)
April 7, 2014 NE LR 41CA Authorizes Gambling on Past Horse Races Resolution Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
April 3, 2014 NE LR 41CA Authorizes Gambling on Past Horse Races Resolution Failed - Senate (28 - 19)
March 20, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 13)
March 18, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - House (119 - 54)
March 17, 2014 NY A 2597A Establishes the New York DREAM Fund Commission Bill Failed - Senate (30 - 29)
March 13, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bond Issue for Capital Repairs Joint Resolution Passed - House (59 - 31)
March 13, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts to Issue Bonds for Improvements in Building Safety Amendment Adopted - House (65 - 28)
March 10, 2014 UT HJR 8 Requests a National Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House (32 - 41)
March 5, 2014 SD HJR 1002 Increases Legislative Term Limit Length Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (12 - 23)
March 5, 2014 SD HJR 1001 Authorizes Additional Types of Games in Deadwood City Casinos Amendment Adopted - Senate (25 - 10)
Feb. 27, 2014 MO HJR 47 Amends Election Laws Bill Passed - House (103 - 50)
Feb. 24, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - Senate (42 - 11)
Feb. 20, 2014 MO HJR 72 Authorizes the Legislature to Override Certain Gubernatorial Spending Reductions Amendment Adopted - House (109 - 42)
Feb. 20, 2014 AL HB 45 Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property Amendment Adopted - House (77 - 19)
Feb. 19, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Failed - House (33 - 29)
Feb. 17, 2014 IN HJR 3 Defines Marriage as Between 1 Man and 1 Woman Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Feb. 17, 2014 GA SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Bill Failed - Senate (28 - 20)
Feb. 14, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
Feb. 12, 2014 SD SB 142 Increases Salary for State Legislators Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 15)
Feb. 6, 2014 KY SB 1 Authorizes Legislature to Review Administrative Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate (24 - 14)
Feb. 6, 2014 VA HJ 9 Encourages Congress to Convene a Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House (29 - 67)
Feb. 5, 2014 TN SJR 123 Requires Election of Attorney General Position Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 14)
Feb. 5, 2014 SD HJR 1002 Increases Legislative Term Limit Length Joint Resolution Passed - House (54 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2014 KY SB 58 Repeals the Office of the State Secretary of the Treasury Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Jan. 30, 2014 CA AJR 1 Requests Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
Jan. 30, 2014 SD HJR 1001 Authorizes Additional Types of Games in Deadwood City Casinos Amendment Adopted - House (37 - 30)
Jan. 28, 2014 IN HJR 3 Defines Marriage as Between 1 Man and 1 Woman Joint Resolution Passed - House (57 - 40)

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

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