Key Votes

2010 Georgia Key Votes

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4/21 GA HB 1198 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16) 4/20 GA HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14) 4/14 GA HB 1055 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 63) 4/01 GA HB 307 Hospital Medicaid Fee Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15) 4/01 GA HB 1023 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 3/30 GA SB 67 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 11) 3/26 GA HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - House (111 - 55) 3/26 GA SB 407 Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16) 3/26 GA HB 236 Review Process for the Operations of State Entities Bill Failed - House (77 - 81) 3/26 GA SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16) 3/26 GA SB 529 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14) 3/22 GA HR 1086 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - House (111 - 61) 3/17 GA SR 794 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - Senate (34 - 19) 3/17 GA HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House (95 - 68) 3/17 GA SB 406 Online Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 20) 2/18 GA SR 1120 Temporary Legislative Adjournment Resolution Passed - Senate (35 - 17) 2/11 GA HB 947 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (122 - 44) 2/04 GA SB 235 Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)

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.