Key Votes

2012 Alabama Key Votes

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5/24 AL HB 19 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 5/24 AL SB 25 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (65 - 36) 5/22 AL SB 25 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 5/21 AL HB 19 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (66 - 35) 5/16 AL HB 433 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 6) 5/16 AL HB 433 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (77 - 28) 5/16 AL HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 37) 5/16 AL HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 7) 5/10 AL HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 8) 5/08 AL HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 21) 5/08 AL SB 10 Prohibits Insurance from Providing Coverage for Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 28) 5/02 AL SB 513 Authorizes Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 5/01 AL HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 36) 5/01 AL HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 4/19 AL HB 658 Amends Immigration Regulations Bill Passed - House (64 - 34) 4/10 AL HB 433 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (56 - 47) 4/10 AL SB 388 Amends State Employee Pensions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 4/03 AL SB 63 Authorizes Private Work-Oriented Rehbilitation Programs for Inmates Bill Passed - House (73 - 22) 4/03 AL SB 396 Compensation to Bridget Lee for Wrongful Incarceration Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 2/16 AL HB 159 Authorizes Economic Development Incentive Program Bill Passed - House (65 - 22) 2/14 AL HB 160 Authorizes Companies to Retain Employee Income Tax Deductions Bill Passed - House (69 - 19)

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.