Key Votes

2013 New Jersey Key Votes

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6/27 NJ S 2723 Amends Firearms Identification Card Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 6/27 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9) 6/27 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 6/24 NJ S 2723 Amends Firearm Identification Card Requirements Bill Passed - House (43 - 34) 6/24 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13) 6/24 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (56 - 14) 6/24 NJ ACR 199 Specifies that the Proposed Job Banding Rule is Not Consistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - House (46 - 32) 6/20 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 5/30 NJ A 3659 Amends the Definition of Destructive Devices Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 5/20 NJ A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 24) 5/20 NJ A 3797 Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27) 5/20 NJ S 968 Establishes Procedures for Privatization Contracts Bill Passed - House (48 - 29) 5/13 NJ A 3797 Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 5/13 NJ A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10) 5/13 NJ S 968 Establishes Procedures for Privatization Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 3/21 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - House (46 - 31) 3/18 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 3/18 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 2/21 NJ A 3659 Amends the Definition of Destructive Devices Bill Passed - House (46 - 29) 2/21 NJ A 1329 Reduces Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Passed - House (45 - 30) 2/21 NJ A 3748 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House (45 - 29) 2/21 NJ A 3796 Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Bill Passed - House (50 - 22) 2/14 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 31) 2/14 NJ S 2535 Increases Earned Income Tax Credits Bill Passed - House (48 - 24) 2/14 NJ AR 91 Extends the Term of a Special Committee Investigating the Finances of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Resolution Passed - House (46 - 29) 2/07 NJ SCR 1 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 1/28 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - House (45 - 29)

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

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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.