Key Votes

2012 Indiana Key Votes

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3/09 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22) 3/09 IN SB 1 Authorizes the Use of Force Against Law Enforcement Officers in Certain Situations Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 26) 3/08 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 33) 3/01 IN SB 1 Authorizes the Use of Force Against Law Enforcement Officers in Certain Situations Bill Passed - House (74 - 24) 2/29 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21) 2/01 IN HB 1001 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join a Labor Organization Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 1/31 IN HB 1007 Requires Drug Testing for TANF Applicants Bill Passed - House (73 - 23) 1/31 IN HB 1149 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - House (62 - 34) 1/31 IN SB 89 Authorizes the Instruction of Origin of Life Theories from Multiple Religions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 1/31 IN HB 1269 Authorizes Indiana to Join the Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - House (62 - 35) 1/27 IN H Amdt 3 Drug and Alcohol Testing for Legislators Amendment Adopted - House (55 - 40) 1/25 IN HB 1001 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join a Labor Organization Bill Passed - House (54 - 44) 1/23 IN SB 170 Nepotism and Conflicts of Interest in Local Government Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11) 1/23 IN SB 269 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)

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.