Key Votes

2012 Arizona Key Votes

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5/03 AZ HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 16) 5/03 AZ HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 5/02 AZ HCR 2004 Establishes State Sovereignty Over Certain Natural Resources Concurrence Vote Passed - House (38 - 20) 4/30 AZ HCR 2004 Establishes State Sovereignty Over Certain Natural Resources Resolution Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 4/25 AZ HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 9) 4/25 AZ SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 4/24 AZ SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 4/24 AZ HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8) 4/23 AZ SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona Bill Passed - House (35 - 15) 4/19 AZ HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception Conference Report Adopted - House (36 - 21) 4/19 AZ SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act Bill Passed - House (34 - 22) 4/18 AZ HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 4/12 AZ HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 4/12 AZ HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 4/11 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 15) 4/10 AZ HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 22) 4/10 AZ SB 1449 Establishes a Recall Primary Election for a Recall Election Bill Passed - House (36 - 22) 4/09 AZ HB 2199 Authorizes Confidential Environmental Audits by Businesses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 15) 4/09 AZ HB 2434 Requires Federal Agents to Notify Local Law Enforcement Prior to Taking Action Concurrence Vote Passed - House (38 - 17) 4/05 AZ HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 4/04 AZ HB 2434 Requires Federal Agents to Notify Local Law Enforcement Prior to Taking Action Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 4/03 AZ HB 2348 Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 4/03 AZ HB 2199 Authorizes Confidential Environmental Audits by Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9) 3/28 AZ SB 1118 Appropriates Funds for Forest Restoration Bill Failed - House (18 - 40) 3/28 AZ HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17) 3/28 AZ HB 2519 Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 3/27 AZ HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 3/21 AZ HB 2862 Appropriates Funds for Independent Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9) 3/21 AZ HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 3/20 AZ HB 2862 Appropriates Funds for Independent Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (36 - 20) 3/12 AZ SB 1388 Job Training for Unemployed Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9) 3/08 AZ SB 1462 Expands Penalties for Bullying Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12) 3/08 AZ SB 1338 Requires Online Retailers to Pay Sales Taxes Bill Failed - Senate (8 - 20) 3/06 AZ SB 1359 Prohibits Wrongful Birth Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9) 3/06 AZ HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (37 - 21) 3/06 AZ HCR 2056 Matches State Minimum Wage to Federal Minimum Resolution Passed - House (39 - 18) 3/05 AZ SB 1449 Establishes a Recall Primary Election for a Recall Election Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 3/05 AZ HCR 2043 Amends Requirements for Ballot Measures for Future Tax Increases Resolution Passed - House (32 - 26) 3/05 AZ SB 1495 Requires Drug Test for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10) 3/05 AZ SCR 1008 Declaration of State of Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 3/05 AZ HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (41 - 17) 3/01 AZ SB 1507 Prohibits Implementation of the United Nations Rio Declaration Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 3/01 AZ HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception Bill Passed - House (39 - 18) 3/01 AZ HB 2519 Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (39 - 17) 3/01 AZ SB 1083 Establishes the Arizona Special Missions Unit Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 3/01 AZ HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - House (39 - 18) 3/01 AZ HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children Bill Passed - House (38 - 17) 2/29 AZ HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards Bill Passed - House (34 - 20) 2/28 AZ SB 1336 Limiting Manufacturer Eligibility for Punitive Damages Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 2/28 AZ SB 1486 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Compensation for Union Activities Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 2/28 AZ SB 1205 Requires Public School Teachers to Adhere to FCC Regulations Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16) 2/28 AZ SCR 1021 Repeals Public Campaign Financing Resolution Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 2/28 AZ SB 1202 Prohibits Partisan Instruction in Classrooms Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16) 2/28 AZ SB 1365 Authorizes religious objections by professionals Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 2/27 AZ SB 1204 Authorizes Parents to Vote to Close Schools Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 2/21 AZ HB 2563 Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible Bill Passed - House (42 - 15) 2/16 AZ SB 1484 Prohibits Certain Deductions from Public Employee Paychecks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 2/09 AZ SB 1061 Authorizes Schools to Opt-Out of the National School Lunch Program Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)

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