Key Votes

2006 Idaho Key Votes

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4/05 ID H 876 Property Tax Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (44 - 26) 3/30 ID H 800 Water Rights Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 21) 3/29 ID H 814 Judge Salaries Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 3/28 ID H 630 School Grounds - Violence Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 3/23 ID H 421 Property Tax-Homestead Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 3/23 ID H 743 School Facilities Improvement Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/22 ID H 814 Judge Salaries Bill Passed - House (41 - 27) 3/22 ID H 777 Serving Alcohol in Movie Theaters Bill Failed - House (30 - 38) 3/21 ID H 823 State Affairs Building Code Board Bill Failed - House (33 - 36) 3/20 ID S 1393 Biodegradable Fuel Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 23) 3/20 ID H 544 Irrigation Voting Procedure Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 3/20 ID H 768 Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House (18 - 46) 3/16 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 3/16 ID H 663 Medicaid Personal Health Accounts Bill Passed - House (53 - 13) 3/10 ID H 751 Math & Science Teacher Loan Program Bill Bill Failed - House (31 - 34) 3/10 ID H 703 College Loan Program Bill Failed - House (27 - 38) 3/08 ID H 551 Public Works Contractors Licensing Fees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6) 3/06 ID H 630 School Grounds - Violence Bill Passed - House (49 - 12) 3/03 ID S 1382 Idaho Mathematics, Science and Engineering Scholarship Act Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 3/02 ID H 610 Highway Distribution Account Bill Failed - House (27 - 41) 3/01 ID SJR 106 Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (18 - 16) 2/28 ID S 1337 Controlled Substances Relating to Pregnant Women & Children Bill Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16) 2/28 ID H 485 Public Infrastructure Improvement Districts (PIDS) Bill Failed - House (30 - 39) 2/27 ID H 551 Public Works Contractors Licensing Fees Bill Passed - House (53 - 15) 2/27 ID H 609 Motor Vehicle Special License Plate Program Bill Passed - House (42 - 25) 2/27 ID H 624 School Property Disposal Bill Passed - House (48 - 18) 2/22 ID H 582 Breathalyzer Refusal Penalty Bill Passed - House (47 - 19) 2/15 ID HJR 2 Marriage Amendment Ballot Question Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 2/14 ID S 1327 Background Checks for Adults Who Work With Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/08 ID S 1276 Thermal Generation Power Plant Notification Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 2/06 ID HJR 2 Marriage Amendment Ballot Question Bill Passed - House (53 - 17)

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.