Key Votes

2013 Alabama Key Votes

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5/20 AL SB 445 Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 4) 5/09 AL HB 658 Amends The School "Accountability Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 41) 5/09 AL HB 658 Amends The School "Accountability Act" Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 5/07 AL HB 9 Authorizes Home Brewing Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 7) 5/02 AL SB 286 Amends Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (74 - 27) 4/30 AL SB 93 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 4/30 AL HB 162 Increases Voter Registration Deadline Bill Passed - House (67 - 34) 4/30 AL HB 8 Requires Courts to Apply "Strict Scrutiny" to Certain Firearm Regulation Laws Bill Passed - House (76 - 22) 4/25 AL SB 340 Amends the Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3) 4/24 AL SB 191 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 21) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 4/02 AL HB 9 Authorizes Home Brewing Bill Passed - House (58 - 33) 3/07 AL SB 41 Amends Employment Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 2/28 AL HB 84 Authorizes Schools to Apply for Waivers from State Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 11) 2/19 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (73 - 23) 2/14 AL HB 84 Authorizes Schools to Apply for Waivers from State Laws Bill Passed - House (65 - 37)

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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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