Key Votes

2011 Florida Key Votes

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5/07 FL SB 2000 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (79 - 39) 5/06 FL HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations Conference Report Rejected - Senate (18 - 21) 5/06 FL HB 5305 Eliminating the Correctional Medical Authority Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 13) 5/06 FL SB 2000 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 8) 5/06 FL HB 5007 Amends Business Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 35) 5/06 FL HB 5305 Eliminating the Correctional Medical Authority Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 34) 5/06 FL HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39) 5/06 FL HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11) 5/05 FL HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 5/05 FL HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 5/05 FL HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 5/04 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 34) 5/04 FL SB 234 Authorizes Open Display of a Firearm Bill Passed - House (99 - 17) 5/04 FL SJR 2 Authorizes Exemptions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 37) 5/04 FL HJR 381 Homestead and Property Assessment Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 5/03 FL HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 38) 4/28 FL HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11) 4/28 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12) 4/28 FL HB 45 Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8) 4/28 FL SB 234 Authorizes Open Display of a Firearm Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 4/28 FL SB 408 Property and Casualty Insurance Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 4/27 FL HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (81 - 37) 4/27 FL HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House (80 - 37) 4/27 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Joint Resolution Passed - House (82 - 35) 4/26 FL HB 353 Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries Bill Passed - House (78 - 38) 4/26 FL HB 45 Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Passed - House (85 - 33) 4/15 FL HJR 7111 Amends the Division of the Florida Supreme Court Amendment Adopted - House (79 - 38) 3/24 FL HB 1207 Campaign Financing Act Veto Override Passed - House (81 - 39) 3/24 FL HB 1207 Campaign Financing Act Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 9) 3/16 FL SB 736 Public School Evaluation Procedures Bill Passed - House (80 - 39) 3/10 FL SB 736 Public School Evaluation Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12) 3/09 FL SJR 2 Authorizes Exemptions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - Senate (29 - 10)

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.