Key Votes

2006 New Jersey Key Votes

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12/04 NJ S 2193 Presidential Primaries Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5) 7/08 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 7/08 NJ A 4705 Tobacco Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 7/08 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House (41 - 38) 7/08 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - House (44 - 32) 7/08 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 7/08 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 7/08 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - House (43 - 36) 7/08 NJ A 4705 Tobacco Tax Bill Passed - House (43 - 36) 7/08 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (44 - 35) 7/08 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 6/22 NJ A 3257 Eminent Domain and Redevelopment Programs Bill Passed - House (51 - 18) 5/18 NJ S 1471 Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund; Stem Cell and Biomedical Research Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10) 3/20 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 3/16 NJ A 2813 New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (48 - 28) 3/02 NJ A 798 New Jersey Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act Bill Passed - House (55 - 14) 1/09 NJ S 2083 Domestic Partner Surviving Rights Bill Passed - House (67 - 8) 1/09 NJ S 2783 Age Restrictions for the Purchase of Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (58 - 16) 1/05 NJ S 2907 Reimbursement for Contaminated Sites Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 1/05 NJ S 1412 Development Subsidies Application and Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)

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.