Key Votes

2013 Maine Key Votes

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6/19 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 6/19 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House (78 - 71) 6/18 ME LD 1540 Amends Public School Assessment System Bill Passed - House (80 - 55) 6/18 ME LD 1540 Amends Public School Assessment System "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14) 6/12 ME LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 51) 6/11 ME LD 1286 Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (94 - 49) 5/28 ME LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 54) 5/23 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/22 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - House (87 - 56) 5/08 ME LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol Bill Passed - House (109 - 32) 4/30 ME SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31) 4/30 ME SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - House (88 - 55) 4/30 ME LD 134 Reduces Size of State Legislature "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (113 - 30) 4/30 ME SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9) 4/30 ME SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 4/24 ME LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 4/23 ME LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - House (89 - 57) 4/03 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 4/02 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 4/02 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House (91 - 56) 3/27 ME LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (86 - 58) 2/19 ME LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information Bill Passed - House (129 - 11)

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.