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2014 All K-12 Education Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 656 Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property Veto Override Passed - House (117 - 39)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 656 Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Aug. 26, 2014 CA SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Aug. 25, 2014 CA SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education Bill Passed - House (53 - 26)
Aug. 21, 2014 CA AB 420 Prohibits Student Suspensions for Certain Actions and Misconduct Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 16)
Aug. 19, 2014 CA AB 420 Prohibits Student Suspensions for Certain Actions and Misconduct Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
July 31, 2014 MA H 4285 Amends Firearm Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 3)
July 31, 2014 MA H 4285 Amends Firearm Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (122 - 30)
July 30, 2014 NC HB 1133 Amends Technical Language in Education, Firearm, and Economic Statutes Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
July 25, 2014 NC HB 1133 Amends Technical Language in Education, Firearm, and Economic Statutes Bill Passed - House (61 - 35)
July 16, 2014 NC SB 812 Repeals Common Core Standards Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 34)
July 16, 2014 MA H 4108 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Failed - Senate (9 - 30)
July 10, 2014 NC SB 812 Repeals Common Core Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 12)
July 9, 2014 MA H 4285 Amends Firearm Laws Bill Passed - House (112 - 38)
July 2, 2014 AR HB 1003 Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
July 2, 2014 AR HB 1004 Amends the Public School Health Insurance Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
June 29, 2014 PA HB 1013 Amends Laws for Home-Schooled Individuals Bill Passed - House (133 - 65)
June 26, 2014 NJ S 2264 Authorizes Additional Teacher Pension Benefits Bill Passed - House (42 - 34)
June 26, 2014 NJ S 2264 Authorizes Additional Teacher Pension Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
June 3, 2014 OH HB 171 Authorizes Off-Campus Religious Courses for High School Credit Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
June 3, 2014 DE SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - House (24 - 13)
June 1, 2014 LA HB 953 Extends Timeline for Implementation of Common Core Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 17)
May 29, 2014 IL HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 40)
May 28, 2014 LA HB 953 Extends Timeline for Implementation of Common Core Standards Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
May 27, 2014 IL SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
May 27, 2014 RI H 7096A Reduces the Frequency of Teacher Evaluations Bill Passed - House (69 - 3)
May 27, 2014 CA SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
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 HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 10)
May 23, 2014 OK HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 18)
May 23, 2014 IL HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
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 21, 2014 OK HB 2625 Authorizes Grade Level Promotion of Reading-Deficient Students Veto Override Passed - House (79 - 17)
May 21, 2014 MA H 4108 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - House (114 - 35)
May 16, 2014 MO SB 656 Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property Conference Report Adopted - House (111 - 28)
May 15, 2014 MO SB 493 Amends School Transfer Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 66)
May 15, 2014 MO HB 1490 Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 6)
May 15, 2014 MO SB 656 Authorizes School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 8)
May 15, 2014 MO HB 1490 Establishes Work Groups to Develop Academic Standards Conference Report Adopted - House (135 - 10)
May 15, 2014 IL HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
May 15, 2014 CA AB 2127 Limits Full-Contact Practices for Certain Sports Bill Passed - House (50 - 22)
May 14, 2014 MO SB 493 Amends School Transfer Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 3)
May 14, 2014 RI S 2059 Prohibits State Assessments for Graduation Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
May 8, 2014 DE SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 7)
May 2, 2014 FL SB 850 Establishes the Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 44)
May 2, 2014 FL SB 850 Establishes the Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
April 30, 2014 NY A 9206 Authorizes Traffic Cameras on Long Island Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 11)
April 30, 2014 SC H 3435 Amends Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (51 - 49)
April 28, 2014 FL SB 864 Authorizes Local School Boards to Choose School Textbooks Bill Passed - House (84 - 33)
April 28, 2014 FL HB 753 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry Concealed Firearms on School Property Bill Passed - House (71 - 44)
April 28, 2014 NY A 9206 Authorizes Traffic Cameras on Long Island Bill Passed - House (104 - 25)
April 25, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - House (28 - 10)
April 25, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 3)
April 25, 2014 IA SF 2318 Amends School Harassment and Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
April 24, 2014 FL HB 7029 Prohibits Administrators From Punishing Simulation Of Weapon Play Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
April 23, 2014 CO HB 1288 Amends Student Immunization Laws Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
April 21, 2014 AZ HB 2316 Prohibits Adoption of Federal Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 20)
April 21, 2014 AZ HB 2316 Prohibits Adoption of Federal Education Standards Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 7)
April 21, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
April 17, 2014 AZ HB 2291 Expands Eligibility to Empowerment Scholarship Account Program Bill Failed - House (27 - 31)
April 11, 2014 FL HB 7167 Expands the School Voucher Program Bill Passed - House (73 - 43)
April 10, 2014 TN SB 196 Establishes the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
April 8, 2014 MN HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 63)
April 7, 2014 IL HR 895 Encourages Investigative Hearings about the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Resolution Passed - House (55 - 51)
April 7, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - House (29 - 11)
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 KS SB 218 Establishes School Financing and Administrative Measures Conference Report Rejected - House (55 - 67)
April 3, 2014 MN HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 31)
April 3, 2014 KS Knox Amdt Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards Using Certain State Funds Amendment Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
April 2, 2014 MD HB 727 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Certain School Projects Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
April 1, 2014 OK HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
March 26, 2014 NH HB 1508 Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Educational Standards "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (201 - 138)
March 25, 2014 KY SB 211 Authorizes the Formation of Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
March 24, 2014 CO HB 1288 Amends Student Immunization Laws Bill Passed - House (42 - 19)
March 20, 2014 FL HB 7029 Prohibits Administrators From Punishing Simulation Of Weapon Play Bill Passed - House (98 - 17)
March 19, 2014 OH HB 334 Amends the Circumstances a Student May be Expelled Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
March 18, 2014 IA SF 2318 Amends School Harassment and Bullying Policies Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 19)
March 17, 2014 MD HB 727 Expands Prevailing Wage Requirements for Certain School Projects Bill Passed - House (90 - 46)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 18)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 32)
March 13, 2014 NY S 2031A Amends the Board of Regents Appointment Process Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 19)
March 13, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts to Issue Bonds for Improvements in Building Safety Amendment Adopted - House (65 - 28)
March 12, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 13)
March 12, 2014 OK HB 3399 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - House (78 - 12)
March 10, 2014 OK HB 2329 Authorizes Storage of a Handgun in a Secure Motor Vehicle on School Property Bill Passed - House (76 - 17)
March 5, 2014 AZ SB 1310 Prohibits the Implementation of Common Core Standards Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 18)
Feb. 27, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - House (67 - 26)
Feb. 26, 2014 VA SB 236 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Feb. 25, 2014 GA SB 167 Prohibits Common Core Curriculum Standards Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
Feb. 20, 2014 AL HB 45 Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property Amendment Adopted - House (77 - 19)
Feb. 18, 2014 NM SB 347 Appropriates Funds to the Lottery Tuition Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
Feb. 18, 2014 GA HB 875 Authorizes Individuals to Carry Weapons in Previously Prohibited Locations Bill Passed - House (119 - 56)
Feb. 13, 2014 AL SB 18 Authorizes a School District to Educate on Traditional Winter Celebrations Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
Feb. 13, 2014 MS SB 2325 Establishes Individualized Education Funds for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Feb. 12, 2014 MS S Amdt 2 Repeals August School Start Date Requirement Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 15)
Feb. 6, 2014 VA HB 11 Requires New Textbooks to Refer to The East Sea Bill Passed - House (81 - 15)
Feb. 5, 2014 IA SF 2079 Increases School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Feb. 5, 2014 MS HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (86 - 26)
Feb. 4, 2014 IN SB 264 Authorizes Annual Stipends for Certain Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Feb. 4, 2014 IN SB 91 Repeals Common Core Standards Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Feb. 4, 2014 VA SB 324 Extends Deadline for Implementation of a School Performance Grading System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Jan. 30, 2014 VA HB 63 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Programs Bill Passed - House (60 - 39)
Jan. 30, 2014 IN HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Bill Passed - House (54 - 37)
Jan. 29, 2014 KY HB 154 Requires Periodic Public School Financial Reports Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
Jan. 29, 2014 SD HCR 1008 Prohibits Expansion of Common Core State Standards Joint Resolution Failed - House (31 - 35)
Jan. 28, 2014 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
Jan. 23, 2014 IN SB 113 Requires Cursive Writing to be Taught in School Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Jan. 22, 2014 OH HB 8 Authorizes Certain Employees to Carry Concealed Firearms on School Property Bill Passed - House (63 - 29)
Jan. 21, 2014 VA SB 236 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
Jan. 14, 2014 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 46)
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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