Key Votes

2013 Arizona Key Votes

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6/13 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 6/13 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (33 - 26) 6/13 AZ HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 24) 6/10 AZ HB 2399 Authorizes School Boards to Increase Property Taxes to Pay for Bonds Bill Passed - House (31 - 26) 5/22 AZ SB 1178 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (16 - 12) 5/16 AZ HB 2045 Requires Hospitals to Release Procedure Pricing Information Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 5) 5/16 AZ SB 1492 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 5/15 AZ HB 2045 Requires Hospitals to Release Procedure Pricing Information Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 25) 5/15 AZ SB 1178 Authorizes Individuals to use Potential Infringements of Religious Freedom as a Claim or Defense Bill Passed - House (32 - 24) 5/08 AZ HB 2608 Amends Retirement Plans for Elected Officials Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 4/30 AZ SB 1439 Authorizes the Use of Gold and Silver as Legal Tender Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 10) 4/18 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 4/18 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 18) 4/16 AZ HB 2455 Requires the Sale of Certain Firearms Acquired by Public Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 4/09 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 4/08 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 16) 4/08 AZ SB 1439 Authorizes the Use of Gold and Silver as Legal Tender Bill Passed - House (36 - 22) 4/02 AZ HB 2477 Requires Photo Radar Systems To Be Necessary for Public Safety Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11) 3/07 AZ HB 2455 Requires the Sale of Certain Firearms Acquired by Public Agencies Bill Passed - House (36 - 23) 3/07 AZ HB 2326 Prohibits Identifying Information of Firearm Owners from Being Maintained Bill Passed - House (46 - 13) 3/07 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Passed - House (36 - 23) 3/04 AZ HB 2280 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Employee Pay Requirements Bill Passed - House (32 - 27) 2/28 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House (32 - 23) 2/21 AZ HB 2147 Requires Individuals Seeking Unemployment Benefits to Provide Proof of Eligibility Bill Passed - House (36 - 23)

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

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