Key Votes

2009 North Dakota Key Votes

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5/04 ND SB 2003 2009-2011 Biennuim Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 24) 5/02 ND SB 2162 Child Care Background Checks Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 20) 4/29 ND SCR 4038 Creating a Public Health Investment Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 23) 4/24 ND HB 1478 Children's Health Insurance Program Eligibility Expansion Conference Report Rejected - House (41 - 47) 4/10 ND HB 1171 Home School Deregulation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 38) 4/06 ND HB 1171 Home School Deregulation Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20) 4/03 ND SB 2278 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Failed - House (34 - 54) 4/03 ND HB 1572 Legislative Intent With Regards to the Legal Definition of Life Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 29) 4/01 ND SB 2070 Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children Passengers Bill Failed - House (31 - 58) 3/03 ND HB 1182 Point Reduction for Seat Belt Use Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 25) 2/19 ND HB 1213 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Hotels Bill Failed - House (33 - 59) 2/19 ND HB 1400 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (78 - 16) 2/18 ND HB 1348 Allowing Concealed Firearms on Campuses Bill Passed - House (48 - 46) 2/18 ND SB 2278 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19) 2/17 ND HB 1255 Corporate Tax Rate Reduction Bill Passed - House (57 - 36) 2/17 ND HB 1268 Sales Tax Exemption on Clothing Purchases Bill Passed - House (66 - 26) 2/17 ND HB 1279 Income Tax Rate Reduction Bill Failed - House (47 - 46) 2/17 ND HB 1572 Legislative Intent With Regards to the Legal Definition of Life Bill Passed - House (51 - 41) 2/17 ND HB 1324 Income Tax Rebates and Rate Reduction Bill Passed - House (53 - 40) 2/16 ND HB 1197 Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense Bill Failed - House (34 - 58) 2/16 ND HB 1431 Increasing Fines for Certain Traffic Violations Bill Failed - House (35 - 57) 2/16 ND HB 1445 Amending Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (61 - 31) 2/13 ND HB 1440 Changes in Pharmacy Operation Requirements Bill Failed - House (35 - 57) 2/13 ND SB 2184 Repeals Auto Rebate Tax Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 6) 2/12 ND HB 1453 Wheelchair Accessibility in Businesses Bill Failed - House (19 - 72) 2/09 ND HB 1576 Election Law Amendments Bill Failed - House (47 - 46) 2/09 ND SB 2238 Higher Education Tuition Increase Limits Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 22) 2/06 ND HB 1508 State-Sponsored Children's Savings Accounts Bill Failed - House (28 - 64) 2/06 ND SB 2330 Prohibiting the Use of Credit Information By Insurers Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 29) 2/05 ND HB 1557 Even-Numbered Year Budget Adjustment Legislative Sessions Bill Failed - House (33 - 61) 2/02 ND SB 2070 Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children Passengers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10) 2/02 ND HB 1539 Sales Tax Exemption for Purchase of "Big-Three" Cars Bill Failed - House (29 - 64) 1/30 ND SB 2087 Secrecy in Public University Hiring Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15) 1/29 ND HB 1182 Point Reduction for Seat Belt Use Bill Passed - House (56 - 38) 1/13 ND HB 1036 Workforce Safety and Insurance Premium Rate Regulation Bill Passed - House (62 - 32)

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