Key Votes

2011 Minnesota Key Votes

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7/19 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 30) 7/19 MN HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27) 7/19 MN SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 50) 7/19 MN HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27) 7/19 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28) 7/19 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 56) 7/19 MN HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57) 7/19 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 57) 7/19 MN HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57) 7/19 MN SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23) 5/21 MN SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - House (70 - 62) 5/19 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 63) 5/18 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 28) 5/17 MN HF 1425 Legislative Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 29) 5/17 MN HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28) 5/13 MN HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - House (71 - 61) 5/11 MN SF 86 Repeals Carbon Dioxide Emissions Prohibition Bill Passed - House (76 - 54) 5/11 MN SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - Senate (38 - 27) 5/06 MN HF 1425 Legislative Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - House (69 - 58) 4/06 MN SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 61) 4/06 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 62) 3/03 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 50) 3/03 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 19) 2/28 MN HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (89 - 42) 2/24 MN HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 16) 2/17 MN SF 4 Repealing the Ban on Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - House (81 - 50) 2/03 MN HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27) 2/03 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23) 2/02 MN SF 4 Repealing the Ban on Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 14) 1/27 MN HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 63) 1/24 MN SF 86 Repeals Carbon Dioxide Emissions Prohibition

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

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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.