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 Amends the 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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