Key Votes

2012 Missouri Key Votes

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5/18 MO SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 33) 5/18 MO SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 6) 5/15 MO SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (99 - 54) 5/07 MO Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House (93 - 59) 5/03 MO HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House (83 - 76) 4/26 MO HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House (99 - 47) 4/19 MO HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (108 - 44) 4/19 MO HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House (108 - 32) 3/29 MO SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 3/29 MO SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage (26 - 5) 3/29 MO HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House (113 - 41) 3/29 MO HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House (92 - 49) 3/08 MO HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8) 3/07 MO SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House (87 - 68) 2/16 MO SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 2/09 MO HB 1104 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (101 - 54) 2/09 MO HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House (89 - 68) 2/08 MO SB 592 Limits Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 1/19 MO HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House (105 - 54)

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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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