Key Votes

2010 Minnesota Key Votes

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5/17 MN HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14) 5/17 MN HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (97 - 32) 5/12 MN SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (41 - 24) 5/11 MN SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Bill Passed - House (78 - 55) 5/10 MN HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 63) 5/10 MN HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33) 5/05 MN HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 19) 5/04 MN HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (79 - 54) 4/28 MN SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 15) 3/29 MN HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 23) 3/29 MN HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 55) 3/11 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 44) 3/11 MN HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 17) 3/01 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House (86 - 47) 2/25 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate (45 - 21) 2/11 MN SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 20) 2/09 MN SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 14)

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.