Key Votes

2012 New Jersey Key Votes

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12/17 NJ S 581 Establishes Tax Credits for Investors in Small Business Technology Bill Passed - House (47 - 30) 12/17 NJ A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos Bill Passed - House (48 - 25) 12/03 NJ A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 31) 12/03 NJ S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - House (43 - 32) 12/03 NJ A 2166 Requires Legislative Approval of Port Authority Minutes Bill Passed - House (44 - 31) 11/29 NJ A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 11/29 NJ S 2 Requires Certain Municipalities to Merge Public Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9) 11/29 NJ S 2241 Prohibits Unauthorized Medical Provider Reimbursement Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5) 11/29 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 10/25 NJ S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10) 10/25 NJ S 1650 Increases Requirements for Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 10/25 NJ S 2202 Requires the HMFA to Expand Participation in the New Jersey HomeKeeper Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 10/25 NJ S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17) 10/18 NJ S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Bill Passed - House (53 - 23) 10/18 NJ S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House (43 - 33) 10/18 NJ A 2870 Establishes Online Vote Registration Bill Passed - House (46 - 30) 10/18 NJ AR 86 Opposes the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Versus Federal Elections Commission Resolution Passed - House (49 - 23) 10/18 NJ A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House (63 - 16) 10/18 NJ A 2641 Stormwater Management Bill Passed - House (48 - 31) 10/04 NJ S 1761 Requires more Transparancy and Accountability from Port Authority Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 15) 10/04 NJ S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17) 8/20 NJ A 578 Authorizes Temporary Immunity for Witnesses and Victims of a Drug Overdose Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 6/28 NJ A 3201 Increases the Income Tax Rate on Incomes Over $1 million Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 6/28 NJ S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (44 - 33) 6/25 NJ A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 30) 6/25 NJ A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 6/25 NJ S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18) 6/25 NJ A 1465 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Bill Passed - House (44 - 31) 6/25 NJ A 3201 Increases the Income Tax Rate on Incomes Over $1 million Bill Passed - House (47 - 31) 6/21 NJ S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - House (41 - 33) 6/21 NJ A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House (50 - 27) 6/21 NJ S 2001 Expands Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 6/21 NJ A 575 Prohibits Treatment or Storage of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in New Jersey Bill Passed - House (56 - 19) 5/31 NJ S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11) 5/24 NJ S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - House (45 - 33) 5/24 NJ A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (46 - 33) 5/24 NJ A 1238 Requires Copy Machine Hard Drives to be Erased Before Being Exchanged Bill Passed - House (51 - 28) 5/24 NJ ACR 37 Overturns Department of Environmental Protection Waiver Rules Resolution Passed - House (47 - 31) 3/15 NJ S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 2/16 NJ S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (42 - 33) 2/13 NJ S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 1/09 NJ S 958 Authorizes the Limited Sale of Syringes and Needles Without a Prescription Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17) 1/09 NJ S 958 Authorizes the Limited Sale of Syringes and Needles Without a Prescription Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 9) 1/09 NJ S 3172 Authorizes Direct Shipping By Local and Out-of-State Wineries Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 1/09 NJ S 3172 Authorizes Direct Shipping By Local and Out-of-State Wineries Bill Passed - House (51 - 18) 1/09 NJ A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Wait Period Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 1/09 NJ S 3173 Authorizes Nonprofit Organizations to Construct and Manage Public Schools Bill Passed - House (54 - 17) 1/09 NJ A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Wait Period Bill Passed - House (46 - 23) 1/09 NJ S 3173 Authorizes Nonprofit Organizations to Construct and Manage Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)

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