Key Votes

2012 Connecticut Key Votes

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5/08 CT HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/08 CT HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House (94 - 54) 5/05 CT HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 5/04 CT HB 5389 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 5/03 CT HB 5312 Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14) 5/01 CT HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6) 5/01 CT SB 79 Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Job Applicants Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5) 4/30 CT HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (83 - 59) 4/26 CT HB 5291 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 62) 4/26 CT HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - House (116 - 27) 4/25 CT HB 5389 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (96 - 51) 4/20 CT HB 5312 Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions Bill Passed - House (84 - 57) 4/19 CT SB 245 Authorizes People to Record Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 4/11 CT SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House (86 - 62) 4/04 CT HJ 2 Authorizes Absentee Ballots for Any Reason Resolution Passed - House (97 - 50) 4/04 CT SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)

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.