Key Votes

2013 Iowa Key Votes

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5/23 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17) 5/22 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24) 5/01 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 5/01 IA HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 4/30 IA HF 638 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 4/23 IA SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget Bill Passed - House (51 - 46) 4/18 IA HF 604 2013-2014 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 4/17 IA SF 295 Establishes a Business Property Tax Credit Fund Bill Passed - House (54 - 45) 4/17 IA SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 4/16 IA SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 4/16 IA SF 439 Establishes a Tax Credit for Farmers Who Donate to Food Banks Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15) 4/16 IA SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 4/10 IA SF 384 Prohibits the Removal of an Officer's Communication Device Bill Passed - House (77 - 17) 4/08 IA HF 619 Authorizes Use of All-Terrain Vehicles on Certain Roads Bill Passed - House (75 - 22) 4/03 IA SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24) 4/01 IA SF 429 2013-14 Community Colleges Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19) 3/26 IA SF 423 Amends Education Provisions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 3/25 IA HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (79 - 18) 3/25 IA SF 296 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 3/20 IA SF 422 Increases Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15) 3/13 IA HF 478 Authorizes an Alternative Flat Income Tax Bill Passed - House (53 - 47) 2/19 IA HF 215 Appropriates Education Funding and Establishes New Programs Bill Passed - House (52 - 44) 2/14 IA SF 161 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 2/14 IA SF 162 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22) 1/30 IA SF 52 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 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

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.