Key Votes

2012 New Hampshire Key Votes

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6/27 NH SB 406 Authorizes Early Offer Alternative to Medical Injury Claims Veto Override Passed - House (247 - 111) 6/27 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (231 - 112) 6/27 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (232 - 110) 6/27 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 6/27 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 6/27 NH SB 409 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Veto Override Failed - Senate (13 - 10) 6/27 NH HB 1666 Requires Legislative Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements Veto Override Failed - House (225 - 124) 6/27 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 6/27 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Veto Override Passed - House (240 - 118) 6/27 NH HB 1607 Establishes a Tax Credit for Businesses that Donate to Certain Scholarship Funds Veto Override Passed - House (226 - 112) 6/27 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Veto Override Failed - House (201 - 126) 6/06 NH HB 1490 Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Conference Report Adopted - House (211 - 74) 6/06 NH CACR 6 Requires a Supermajority for Budget Increases Conference Report Rejected - House (220 - 132) 6/06 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6) 6/06 NH CACR 13 Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (256 - 110) 6/06 NH HB 1666 Requires Legislative Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements Conference Report Adopted - House (203 - 77) 6/06 NH CACR 12 Legislative Authority of Education Requirements Conference Report Rejected - House (224 - 144) 6/06 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 5) 6/06 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (260 - 101) 6/06 NH CACR 6 Requires a Supermajority for Budget Increases Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 9) 6/06 NH SB 406 Authorizes Early Offer Alternative to Medical Injury Claims Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 141) 6/06 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House (255 - 103) 6/06 NH HB 145 Authorizes Individuals to Record Law Enforcement Officers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6) 6/06 NH HB 1490 Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6) 6/06 NH CACR 12 Legislative Authority of Education Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6) 6/06 NH CACR 13 Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 4) 5/30 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (210 - 108) 5/16 NH CACR 26 Authorizes the Legislature to Amend Supreme Court Rules Resolution Passed - Senate (19 - 5) 5/16 NH HB 1607 Establishes a Tax Credit for Businesses that Donate to Certain Scholarship Funds Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 5/16 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 6) 5/02 NH HB 536 Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm Bill Tabled - Senate (17 - 7) 5/02 NH HB 1383 Prohibits In-State Tuition for Non-US Residents Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 5) 4/25 NH HB 1659 Requires a 24 Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate (12 - 11) 4/25 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 4/25 NH SB 409 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (236 - 96) 4/11 NH SB 202 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (239 - 95) 3/29 NH HB 1660 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (190 - 109) 3/29 NH HB 1607 Establishes a Tax Credit for Businesses that Donate to Certain Scholarship Funds Bill Passed - House (173 - 127) 3/28 NH HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 3/28 NH HB 592 State House Redistricting Veto Override Passed - House (246 - 112) 3/28 NH HB 1659 Requires a 24 Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (185 - 138) 3/28 NH H Amdt 917h Authorizing the Establishment of 4 Casinos Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 195) 3/28 NH SB 409 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 11) 3/28 NH HB 1658 Establishes a Verification System to Detect Welfare Fraud Bill Passed - House (245 - 84) 3/28 NH HB 593 Expands Gambling Bill Failed - House (118 - 226) 3/28 NH HB 1560 Joining an Interstate Health Care Compact to Opt-Out of Federal Health Care Programs Bill Passed - House (221 - 131) 3/21 NH HB 437 Repeals Same-Sex Marriage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (211 - 116) 3/21 NH SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 5) 3/15 NH HB 1405 Authorizes Moratoriums on Refugee Resettlements Bill Passed - House (190 - 109) 3/14 NH HB 1264 Authorizes Individuals to Refuse to Provide Services for Marriages "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (246 - 85) 3/14 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (224 - 110) 3/14 NH HB 1677 Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions Bill Passed - House (198 - 139) 3/08 NH HB 1705 Legalizes Marijuana for Individuals Over 21 Years of Age "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (228 - 89) 3/08 NH HB 1526 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (162 - 161) 3/08 NH HB 1654 Reduces Sentences of Prisoners Pursuing Degrees Bill Failed - House (152 - 171) 3/07 NH HB 1546 Authorizes Employers to Not Provide Contraception Coverage in Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - House (196 - 150) 3/07 NH SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 3/07 NH HB 1146 Requires Students to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Bill Failed - House (155 - 170) 2/22 NH HR 29 Urges Repeal of Rule Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives Resolution Passed - House (227 - 121) 2/15 NH CACR 6 Requires a Supermajority for Budget Increases Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 2/15 NH HB 1666 Limits State Contribution to Public Employee Benefits Bill Passed - House (232 - 119) 2/01 NH HB 574 Authorizes Government Acquisition of Private Property in State of Emergency Bill Passed - House (257 - 87) 2/01 NH HB 1383 Prohibits In-State Tuition for Non-US Residents Bill Passed - House (250 - 88) 1/25 NH Amdt 367s Restricting Eminent Domain Petitions Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 8) 1/18 NH HB 228 Prohibits the Use of Public Funds for Abortion Bill Passed - House (207 - 147) 1/18 NH CACR 13 Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes Resolution Passed - House (257 - 101) 1/05 NH HB 194 Authorizes Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (204 - 110) 1/05 NH HB 536 Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm Bill Passed - House (193 - 122) 1/05 NH HB 383 Prohibits State Employees From Being Requied to Pay Association Fees Bill Passed - House (212 - 128) 1/05 NH HB 628 Recording and Tracking Complaints of Abuse by Transportation Security Agents Bill Passed - House (188 - 136) 1/04 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Bill Passed - House (213 - 125) 1/04 NH HB 334 Authorizes Weapons on Public Property Bill Passed - House (180 - 144)

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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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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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