Key Votes

2012 Minnesota Key Votes

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5/10 MN HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28) 5/09 MN HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 60) 5/08 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 33) 5/07 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22) 5/07 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - House (99 - 32) 5/07 MN HF 1485 Authorizes New Vikings Stadium Bill Passed - House (73 - 58) 5/03 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25) 5/03 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Veto Override Failed - Senate (37 - 29) 5/01 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 57) 4/30 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 34) 4/28 MN HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 28) 4/28 MN HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 62) 4/28 MN HF 2795 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18) 4/24 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 17) 4/23 MN HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 25) 4/23 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House (77 - 50) 4/20 MN SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (80 - 47) 4/18 MN SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 23) 4/18 MN HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - House (80 - 48) 4/05 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 29) 4/03 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 57) 4/02 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 28) 4/02 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 56) 3/27 MN HF 657 Amends Ticket Sales Practices Bill Passed - House (83 - 50) 3/26 MN HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 60) 3/21 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (72 - 62) 3/20 MN HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (72 - 62) 3/19 MN HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 12) 3/15 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Bill Passed - House (74 - 59) 2/29 MN HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 47) 2/27 MN HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26) 2/23 MN HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23) 2/16 MN HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - House (68 - 61) 1/30 MN Anderson Nomination Confirmation of Ellen Anderson as Public Utilities Commissioner Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 37)

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.