Key Votes

2010 Illinois Key Votes

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5/27 IL SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 8) 5/27 IL SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 23) 5/25 IL HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 50) 5/25 IL SB 3514 Amending State Pension Laws and Limiting Pension Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 44) 5/25 IL SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Bill Passed - House (67 - 50) 5/07 IL SB 3739 Establishing a Foreclosure Prevention Program Bill Passed - House (87 - 26) 5/07 IL HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 26) 5/06 IL SB 642 Public University Borrowing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 11) 5/06 IL SB 642 Public University Borrowing Bill Passed - House (87 - 28) 5/06 IL SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (65 - 51) 5/05 IL SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 20) 5/04 IL HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15) 3/26 IL HB 5109 Prohibiting Public Funding of Portraits of Governors Removed From Office Bill Passed - House (85 - 23) 3/22 IL HB 4886 Authorizing 4-Day School Week Bill Passed - House (81 - 21) 3/03 IL HB 4685 Eliminating General Assembly Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (80 - 36) 3/03 IL HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - House (73 - 38) 2/24 IL HB 4654 Limiting Free Mass Transit for Seniors Bill Passed - House (83 - 27)

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