Key Votes

2013 Kansas Key Votes

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5/30 KS SB 84 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Conference Report Rejected - House (18 - 94) 5/21 KS HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 28) 5/15 KS HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 10) 4/05 KS SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 8) 4/05 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4) 4/05 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 44) 4/05 KS SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 30) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 30) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 10) 4/05 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 13) 4/05 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 24) 4/05 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 32) 4/04 KS HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 26) 4/03 KS SB 181 Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16) 4/02 KS HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 4/02 KS HB 2055 Reduces Casino Building Fee Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 24) 3/27 KS HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 3/26 KS SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Bill Passed - House (90 - 32) 3/26 KS SB 72 Exempts Health Clubs From Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14) 3/21 KS HB 2143 2013-2018 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 3/21 KS SB 84 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (82 - 39) 3/20 KS HB 2231 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 55) 3/20 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Bill Passed - House (92 - 31) 3/19 KS HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 54) 3/14 KS HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 3/14 KS HB 2059 Reduces Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14) 3/14 KS HB 2199 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws Within the State of Kansas Bill Passed - House (94 - 29) 3/14 KS HB 2055 Authorizes Concealed Handguns Inside State Capitol and School Buildings Bill Passed - House (84 - 38) 3/13 KS HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12) 3/11 KS HB 2234 Specifies Contract Powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority Bill Passed - House (81 - 41) 3/01 KS HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Bill Passed - House (73 - 50) 2/28 KS SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 2/28 KS SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5) 2/28 KS SB 82 Extends Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 23) 2/28 KS SB 149 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8) 2/28 KS Holland Amendment to SB 63 Prohibits the Secretary of State from Operating a PAC Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 17) 2/20 KS SCR 1608 Authorizes the Legislature To Have Sole Authority on School Funding Amendment Adopted - Senate (27 - 13) 2/04 KS HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Bill Passed - House (91 - 29) 1/31 KS HB 2023 Prohibits Manditory Labor Organizational Fees for Political Purposes Bill Passed - House (68 - 56) 1/30 KS SCR 1601 Authorizes the Governor to Nominate Judges Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12)

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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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