Key Votes

2010 New York Key Votes

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11/29 NY S 8129B Suspending Hydraulic Fracturing for the Extraction of Natural Gas Bill Passed - House (93 - 43) 8/03 NY A 9710D 2010-2011 Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 28) 8/03 NY S 8129B Suspending Hydraulic Fracturing for the Extraction of Natural Gas Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 9) 7/01 NY S 1523 Allowing Unmarried Partners to Adopt a Child Bill Passed - House (95 - 44) 7/01 NY S 3890 Divorce Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (120 - 20) 7/01 NY A 9710D 2010-2011 Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (88 - 57) 7/01 NY A10163 Establishing the Wage Theft Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (88 - 49) 6/29 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - House (93 - 52) 6/28 NY A 9703 2010-2011 Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 6/28 NY A 9703 2010-2011 Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget Bill Passed - House (111 - 34) 6/24 NY S 1523 Allowing Unmarried Partners to Adopt a Child Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 21) 6/21 NY A 9705 2010-2011 Transportation, Economic Development, and Environmental Conservation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 6/21 NY A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 6/18 NY A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - House (79 - 52) 6/18 NY A 9705 2010-2011 Transportation, Economic Development, and Environmental Conservation Budget Bill Passed - House (82 - 51) 6/16 NY A 11410 Emergency Housing Rent Control Extension Bill Passed - House (94 - 41) 6/16 NY S 2165B Allows Mixed Martial Arts Performances and Ultimate Fighting Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 6/15 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 18) 6/15 NY S 3890 Divorce Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 6/14 NY S 8167 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - House (93 - 51) 6/14 NY S 8167 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 27) 6/07 NY S 8088 Requiring Prior Approval of Health Insurance Premium Rates Bill Passed - House (117 - 17) 6/07 NY S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - House (90 - 44) 6/07 NY S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26) 6/01 NY S 2311D Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 28) 5/28 NY A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 27) 5/28 NY A 11310 Education Law Amendments Concerning Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 14) 5/28 NY A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - House (86 - 47) 5/28 NY A 11310 Education Law Amendments Concerning Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (93 - 42) 5/17 NY S 7846 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - House (92 - 50) 5/17 NY S 7846 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 5/10 NY S 7777 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - House (83 - 56) 5/10 NY S 7777 Emergency Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29) 5/03 NY S 7678 Amending Charter School Cap Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 15) 3/24 NY E 1153 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposals Resolution Passed - House (91 - 51) 3/16 NY A 7575 Prohibiting Domestic Violence Offenders from Possessing Firearms Bill Passed - House (89 - 53) 3/02 NY A 5710 Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House (100 - 43) 2/09 NY R 3904 Expelling Senator Hiram Monserrate from the Senate Resolution Passed - Senate (53 - 8) 2/08 NY A 9544 Election and Campaign Finance Ethics Amendments Veto Override Failed - Senate (35 - 26) 1/20 NY A 9544 Election and Campaign Finance Ethics Amendments Bill Passed - House (139 - 2)

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