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Key Votes

2009 Maine Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 12, 2009 ME LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (74 - 69)
June 11, 2009 ME LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
June 11, 2009 ME LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - House (85 - 59)
June 9, 2009 ME LD 285 Delay of School District Consolidation Penalties Bill Passed - House (110 - 36)
June 8, 2009 ME LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
June 8, 2009 ME LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
June 5, 2009 ME LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - House (65 - 72)
June 5, 2009 ME LD 1088 Income and Sales Tax Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (84 - 54)
June 5, 2009 ME LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (83 - 53)
June 5, 2009 ME LD 1088 Income and Sales Tax Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
June 4, 2009 ME LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 19)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1329 Resort Casino in Oxford County "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 7)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1329 Resort Casino in Oxford County "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (90 - 55)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 28)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
June 1, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - House (81 - 56)
May 27, 2009 ME LD 353 2009-2011 Biennial Budget Bill Passed - House (119 - 26)
May 20, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
May 13, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 63)
May 6, 2009 ME LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 5, 2009 ME LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Bill Passed - House (89 - 57)
April 8, 2009 ME LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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