Key Votes

2014 All Higher Education Key Votes

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12/16 MI HB 6074 Prohibits Student Athletes from Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 12/09 MI HB 6074 Prohibits Student Athletes from Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - House (59 - 50) 11/13 NJ A 2811 Prohibits Higher Education Institutions from Requiring Meal Plans for Students Bill Passed - House (54 - 16) 10/16 NJ A 2814 Requires Certain Graduation Rates from For-Profit Colleges Bill Passed - House (47 - 14) 10/16 NJ A 2807 Prohibits Increase in Undergraduate Tuition Bill Passed - House (48 - 21) 10/16 NJ A 2805 Establishes a Higher Education Common Core Course Numbering System Bill Passed - House (52 - 21) 10/16 NJ A 2801 Establishes Certain Credit Hour Requirements for Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (48 - 26) 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 ID S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 2/18 NM SB 347 Appropriates Funds to the Lottery Tuition Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11) 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 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

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