Key Votes

2013 Arkansas Key Votes

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4/18 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 4/18 AR HB 1585 Amends State Income Tax Brackets and Rates Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5) 4/17 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Bill Passed - House (70 - 23) 4/17 AR HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 4/16 AR HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Bill Passed - House (77 - 23) 4/10 AR HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 4/09 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13) 4/09 AR HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 12) 4/08 AR SB 38 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5) 4/08 AR HB 1870 Appropriates Funds for Steel Mill Project Bill Passed - House (78 - 17) 4/08 AR SB 875 Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 4/06 AR HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Bill Passed - House (60 - 19) 4/05 AR SB 1093 Requires Racial Impact Statement For Crime Bills Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 10) 4/03 AR HB 1938 Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years Bill Failed - House (46 - 26) 4/01 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (52 - 45) 3/27 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 3/20 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - House (63 - 24) 3/19 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/19 AR SB 417 Classifies the Death of a Fetus as a Felony in Certain Cases Bill Passed - House (76 - 10) 3/19 AR HB 1819 Prohibits Governor from Regulating Firearms in an Emergency Bill Passed - House (78 - 9) 3/13 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (51 - 44) 3/12 AR HB 1357 Requires Special Elections to Be Held On Certain Days Bill Passed - House (68 - 22) 3/08 AR HB 1329 Reduces Concealed Carry License Application Fee Bill Failed - House (31 - 52) 3/06 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33) 3/05 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/05 AR HB 1041 Establishes a Spending Cap on the State Budget Bill Failed - House (49 - 47) 2/28 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 2/28 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 2/27 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - House (53 - 28) 2/25 AR HB 1243 Authorizes University Staff to Carry a Concealed Handgun Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 2/21 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 10) 2/21 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20) 2/20 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/18 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7) 2/18 AR HB 1295 Establishes Tiered System for Lottery Scholarships Bill Passed - House (69 - 21) 2/15 AR HB 1243 Authorizes University Staff to Carry a Concealed Handgun Bill Passed - House (70 - 11) 2/06 AR SB 131 Prohibits Disclosure of Concealed Firearm Permit Information Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/04 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (75 - 20) 2/04 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15) 1/31 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 1/28 AR SB 71 Authorizes Handguns on Religious Institutions' Properties Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)

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.