Key Votes

2011 Alabama Key Votes

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6/09 AL HB 123 Education Appropriations for 2011-2012 Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 21) 6/09 AL HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 12) 6/09 AL HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System Amendment Adopted - Senate (24 - 9) 6/09 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 20) 6/09 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 6/02 AL HB 56 Immigration Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 7) 6/02 AL SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 45) 6/02 AL HB 56 Immigration Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 29) 6/02 AL SB 484 2011 Congressional Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 15) 6/02 AL HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 48) 4/21 AL SJR 82 Establishing A Constitutional Revision Commission Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 9) 4/21 AL SB 256 Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate 4/14 AL HB 126 Extending Forever Wild Land Trust Bill Passed - House (69 - 24) 4/12 AL HB 414 Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (54 - 41) 4/12 AL HB 123 Education Appropriations for 2011-2012 Bill Passed - House (64 - 36) 4/07 AL SB 133 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 4/07 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (69 - 19) 4/05 AL HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System Amendment Adopted - House (67 - 28) 4/05 AL HB 56 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House (73 - 28) 3/24 AL HB 60 Prohibiting Mandatory Participation in any Health Care System Amendment Rejected - House (59 - 28) 3/22 AL SB 72 Repealing the Deferred Retirement Option Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 13) 3/22 AL SB 72 Repealing the Deferred Retirement Option Plan Conference Report Adopted - House (58 - 33) 3/22 AL HB 19 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)

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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:

  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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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.