Key Votes

2013 Idaho Key Votes

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4/03 ID H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 22) 3/28 ID H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 3/22 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21) 3/22 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - House (49 - 18) 3/21 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 3/13 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (41 - 29) 3/11 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 3/11 ID H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (55 - 13) 3/06 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 3/05 ID H 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 27) 2/26 ID S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 2/25 ID SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 2/25 ID SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21) 2/21 ID S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/14 ID H 88 Expands Tax Credit for New Employees Bill Passed - House (62 - 7) 2/13 ID H 55 Authorizes Telecommunications Businesses to Solicit Existing Customers Bill Passed - House (65 - 5) 2/12 ID H 62 Expands Sales Tax Exemptions For Health-Related Entities Bill Passed - House (58 - 12)

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.