Key Votes

2009 New York Key Votes

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12/02 NY A 40003 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (88 - 51) 12/02 NY A 40003 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 38) 12/02 NY A 40022 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 3) 12/02 NY A 40022 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (106 - 32) 8/06 NY A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 8) 6/22 NY A 1039 Albany Parking Permits Bill Passed - House (99 - 42) 6/17 NY A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools Bill Passed - House (129 - 18) 6/08 NY A 1867 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers Bill Passed - House (86 - 58) 6/03 NY A 8501 Government Consolidation Bill Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 16) 6/03 NY S 2020 SUNY Buffalo Education Bill Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 17) 6/01 NY A 8501 Government Consolidation Bill Bill Passed - House (118 - 26) 5/20 NY S 1290 Anti-Shackling Bill Bill Passed - House (119 - 21) 5/12 NY A 7732 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (89 - 52) 5/06 NY S 1363 Tenants' Protection In Foreclosure Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 24) 5/06 NY A 8180 Supplemental Fees and Taxes for MTA Bill Passed - House (86 - 56) 5/06 NY A 8180 Supplemental Fees and Taxes for MTA Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 4/28 NY A 6468 Microstamping Requirement for Semiautomatic Pistols Bill Passed - House (94 - 47) 4/28 NY A 801 Renewal Requirement for Pistol and Revolver Licenses Bill Passed - House (87 - 58) 4/03 NY A 157-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30) 4/03 NY A 158-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30) 4/03 NY A 159-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30) 4/02 NY A 156-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 30) 3/31 NY A 157-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (85 - 61) 3/31 NY A 158-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (88 - 59) 3/31 NY A 156-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (91 - 56) 3/31 NY A 159-B Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (86 - 59) 2/03 NY A 163-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 2/03 NY A 163-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (102 - 44) 2/03 NY S 249-A Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 2/03 NY S 249-A Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (104 - 42) 2/02 NY A 1688 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws Bill Passed - House (94 - 49) 2/02 NY A 860 Increasing Income and Rent Threshold to Qualify for Rent Deregulation Bill Passed - House (86 - 58) 2/02 NY A 2005 Expanding Rent Control Coverage Bill Passed - House (91 - 52) 2/02 NY A 1686 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases Bill Passed - House (100 - 43)

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.