Key Votes

2013 Illinois Key Votes

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12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 53) 12/03 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 24) 11/06 IL SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House (87 - 26) 11/05 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 21) 11/05 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (61 - 54) 7/09 IL HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Veto Override Passed - Senate (41 - 17) 7/09 IL HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Veto Override Passed - House (77 - 31) 5/28 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 48) 5/27 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55) 5/27 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House (67 - 49) 5/23 IL HB 3227 Amends State Health Benefits Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19) 5/23 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20) 5/22 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 41) 5/22 IL SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Bill Passed - House (85 - 30) 5/22 IL HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 21) 5/21 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11) 5/17 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21) 5/15 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 9) 5/02 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 51) 5/01 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18) 5/01 IL SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on State-Funded University and Community College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22) 5/01 IL SB 1739 Expands State Casino Development Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 20) 4/25 IL SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10) 4/24 IL SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Traffic Cameras on School Buses Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12) 4/17 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57) 4/17 IL HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (66 - 52) 4/17 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House (95 - 22) 4/16 IL HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor Bill Passed - House (89 - 26) 4/11 IL HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor Joint Resolution Passed - House (83 - 28) 3/21 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - House (86 - 28) 3/21 IL HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House (66 - 50) 3/20 IL SB 1 Amends State Employee Pension Plans Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 22) 3/14 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 9) 3/07 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House (65 - 49) 3/01 IL HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House (64 - 46) 2/28 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19) 2/14 IL SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21) 2/14 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 19) 1/08 IL SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)

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  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

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