Key Votes

2013 North Dakota Key Votes

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5/02 ND HB 1319 Amends School Funding Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 42) 5/01 ND HB 1234 Reduces Oil Extraction Tax Conference Report Rejected - House (21 - 71) 4/23 ND HCR 3047 Establishes a Commission of Higher Education Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 34) 4/22 ND HCR 3047 Establishes a Commission of Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21) 3/15 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 17) 3/15 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 2/27 ND HB 1362 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (57 - 36) 2/26 ND SB 2336 Restructures Oil and Gas Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 2/25 ND HB 1215 Authorizes Concealed Weapons in Schools Bill Passed - House (60 - 33) 2/22 ND HB 1373 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Bill Passed - House (60 - 31) 2/22 ND HB 1385 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - House (19 - 72) 2/20 ND SB 2267 Appropriates Funding for School Safety Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/18 ND SB 2303 Defines a "Human Being" Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 23) 2/18 ND SB 2368 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/14 ND SB 2252 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 26) 2/11 ND HB 1182 Repeals State Income Tax for the 2013 and 2014 Tax Years Bill Failed - House (23 - 63) 2/08 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (63 - 28) 2/08 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (64 - 27) 2/07 ND SCR 4009 Expands "Right to Life" to Human Beings at Any Stage of Development Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 2/07 ND SB 2305 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Have a State License Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)

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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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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