Key Votes

2014 All Higher Education Key Votes

State
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6/11 NA S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 38) 5/30 IL HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (64 - 41) 5/30 IL HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 17) 5/02 FL HB 851 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 32) 5/01 FL HB 851 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13) 4/23 IA SF 2347 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21) 4/07 TN SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students Bill Passed - House (63 - 27) 4/02 IL SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses Bill Passed - House (67 - 44) 4/02 IL SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on the Campus of Public University Bill Passed - House (67 - 44) 3/24 TN SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 3/20 FL HB 851 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House (81 - 33) 3/13 TN SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 6) 3/06 ID S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - House (50 - 19) 2/18 WA SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House (75 - 22) 2/18 NM SB 347 Appropriates Funds to the Lottery Tuition Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11) 2/18 ID S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 2/11 MS S Amdt 7 Prohibits Abortion Counseling in Pregnancy Prevention Programs Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 23) 2/11 MS SB 2563 Requires Universities to Develop a Plan of Action for Unplanned Pregnancies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11) 1/31 WA SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10) 1/28 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13) 1/14 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 46)

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.