Key Votes

2011 North Carolina Key Votes

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11/29 NC HB 645 Temporary Fuel Tax Cap Bill Passed - House (94 - 23) 11/28 NC SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 17) 11/07 NC HB 777 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (62 - 49) 11/07 NC HB 777 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 11/07 NC SB 283 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (61 - 46) 11/07 NC SB 689 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (62 - 46) 11/07 NC SB 689 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 11/07 NC SB 283 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 9/13 NC SB 514 Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 16) 9/12 NC SB 514 Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage Bill Passed - House (75 - 42) 7/27 NC SB 453 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 17) 7/27 NC HB 937 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 53) 7/27 NC SB 453 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (68 - 51) 7/27 NC HB 937 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19) 7/27 NC SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (67 - 52) 7/26 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 47) 7/25 NC SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18) 7/13 NC SB 727 No Dues Checkoff for School Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 18) 6/27 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Vetoed - Executive 6/16 NC SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination Bill Passed - House (64 - 52) 6/15 NC HB 200 2011-2013 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 19) 6/15 NC HB 200 2011-2013 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (73 - 46) 6/15 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 6/08 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (71 - 48) 6/02 NC HB 810 Consumer Finance Act Amendments Bill Passed - House (61 - 54) 5/19 NC HB 578 State Health Plan Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 24) 5/18 NC HB 578 State Health Plan Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16) 5/18 NC HB 658 Amending Early Voting Period Bill Passed - House (60 - 58) 5/05 NC HB 129 Regulates Competition Between Local Government and Private Business Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 32) 5/04 NC HB 200 2011-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 47) 5/03 NC HB 129 Regulates Competition Between Local Government and Private Business Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10) 4/28 NC HB 546 Alternative Teacher Salary Plans Bill Passed - House (72 - 42) 4/20 NC SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Bill Passed - House (91 - 27) 4/14 NC SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 4/14 NC HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 4/14 NC HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 49) 4/07 NC HB 61 Term Limits for Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Amendment Adopted - House (72 - 46) 3/30 NC HB 111 Concealed Handguns in Restaurants and State Parks Bill Passed - House (74 - 42) 3/28 NC SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16) 3/09 NC SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 19) 3/08 NC HB 92 Land Transfer Tax Repeal Bill Passed - House (78 - 38) 3/02 NC SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13) 2/24 NC SB 8 Repeal on the Number of Charter Schools Allowed Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 2/10 NC SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (66 - 51) 2/07 NC SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16) 2/02 NC HB 2 Prohibits Enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (66 - 50)

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.