Key Votes

2012 Idaho Key Votes

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3/29 ID H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 3/28 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 3/28 ID S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care Bill Passed - House (58 - 11) 3/28 ID H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 3/28 ID H 660 Amends the Judicial Retirement Fund Bill Passed - House (46 - 22) 3/26 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 20) 3/26 ID H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - House (53 - 16) 3/23 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 3/23 ID H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 6) 3/23 ID SJM 104 Urging Congress to Repeal Insurance Coverage of Contraception Joint Resolution Passed - House (51 - 16) 3/23 ID H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 3/22 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - House (38 - 29) 3/22 ID S 1369 Penalties for Failure to Report Hiring or Rehiring of Employees Bill Passed - House (36 - 34) 3/22 ID S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed Bill Passed - House (39 - 29) 3/22 ID HJR 1 Requires a 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases Motion Rejected - House (37 - 33) 3/20 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (53 - 17) 3/20 ID H 486 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - House (39 - 30) 3/19 ID H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 3/19 ID S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 3/19 ID S 1387 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 3/15 ID H 542 Prohibits the State from Limiting the Use of Motorized Vehicles on Public Land Bill Passed - House (48 - 21) 3/15 ID H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/15 ID H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Bill Passed - House (56 - 10) 3/15 ID S 1358 Amends Bullying Laws Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 3/14 ID H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 3/12 ID HCR 45 Encourages the Establishment of Private Healthcare Exchanges Resolution Passed - House (49 - 13) 3/05 ID HCR 40 2 Percent Pay Raise for State Employees Resolution Passed - House (54 - 14) 3/01 ID H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (49 - 20) 2/27 ID H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (49 - 19) 2/24 ID S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 2/23 ID HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 16) 2/23 ID HJM 10 Urges Congress to Pass Rights of Conscience Act Joint Resolution Passed - House (53 - 15) 2/21 ID S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 2/17 ID H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 14) 2/17 ID H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Bill Passed - House (54 - 13) 2/14 ID H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 2/08 ID HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Bill Passed - House (56 - 12) 1/26 ID H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)

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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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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