Key Votes

2014 Alaska Key Votes

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4/25 AK HB 23 Establishes Funding for the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) Conference Report Adopted - House (28 - 10) 4/25 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - House (28 - 10) 4/25 AK HB 23 Establishes Funding for the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 4) 4/25 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 3) 4/25 AK HB 218 Prohibits Use of Risk of Deportation as a Factor in a Felony Case Referral Concurrence Vote Passed - House (28 - 10) 4/23 AK HB 23 Establishes Funding for the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) Concurrence Vote Failed - House (20 - 18) 4/21 AK HB 287 Authorizes Tax Credits for In-State Oil Refineries Concurrence Vote Passed - House (32 - 7) 4/21 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4) 4/20 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (16 - 4) 4/20 AK HB 287 Authorizes Tax Credits for In-State Oil Refineries Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 4/20 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Bill Passed - House (36 - 4) 4/15 AK HB 383 Authorizes the Governor to Appoint Non-Residents to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7) 4/14 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 7) 4/13 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Bill Passed - House (23 - 17) 4/13 AK HB 384 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (21 - 19) 4/12 AK HB 23 Establishes Funding for the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4) 4/11 AK HB 309 Authorizes Distilleries to Sell Alcohol Directly to Individuals Bill Passed - House (29 - 5) 4/09 AK HB 383 Authorizes the Governor to Appoint Non-Residents to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board Bill Passed - House (27 - 12) 4/07 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - House (29 - 11) 3/18 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5) 3/17 AK Amdt 1 Exempts Same-Sex Partners of Military Members from Driver's License Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (14 - 22) 2/28 AK HB 1 Requires Certain Drivers Licenses to Expire Pursuant to their Visa Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 4)

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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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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