Key Votes

2012 Florida Key Votes

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3/27 FL SJR 2B State Senate Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - House (61 - 47) 3/22 FL SJR 2B State Senate Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (31 - 6) 3/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 8) 3/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 37) 3/09 FL HB 119 Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 3/09 FL HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 29) 3/09 FL HB 119 Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 34) 3/09 FL HB 1263 Health Inspection Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 3/09 FL HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 3/09 FL HB 859 School Voucher Program Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8) 3/09 FL SB 1718 Authorizes Parent Involvement in School Turnaround Decisions Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20) 3/08 FL HB 4001 Repeals Provisions for Cap and Trade Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5) 3/07 FL HB 971 Amends Process of Judiciary Appointment Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 3/07 FL HB 859 School Voucher Program Bill Passed - House (92 - 24) 3/02 FL HB 1205 Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees Bill Passed - House (79 - 37) 3/01 FL HB 1209 Prohibits Courts from Basing Decisions on Foreign Laws Bill Passed - House (92 - 24) 3/01 FL SB 98 Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School Bill Passed - House (88 - 27) 3/01 FL HB 277 Prohibits Abortions During the Third Trimester Bill Passed - House (78 - 33) 3/01 FL HB 4001 Repeals Provisions for Cap and Trade Regulations Bill Passed - House (82 - 34) 2/29 FL HB 213 Amends Mortgage Foreclosure Process Bill Passed - House (94 - 17) 2/29 FL HB 609 Prohibits Unpaid Wage Collection Ordinances Bill Passed - House (77 - 38) 2/24 FL HB 971 Amends Process of Judiciary Appointment Bill Passed - House (77 - 35) 2/23 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6) 2/23 FL HB 549 Amends Alimony Provisions Bill Passed - House (83 - 30) 2/15 FL HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions Bill Passed - House (92 - 22) 2/14 FL SB 2038 Private Correctional Facilities Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 21) 2/09 FL HB 5001 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (79 - 38) 2/03 FL SB 1174 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (80 - 37) 2/01 FL SB 98 Authorizes Student-Led Prayer in School Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)

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.