Key Votes

2009 Ohio Key Votes

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12/17 OH HB 318 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 42) 12/17 OH HB 318 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15) 12/16 OH HB 60 Restrictions on Snack and Beverage Sales in Schools Bill Passed - House (60 - 37) 12/09 OH SB 8 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 11/18 OH HB 260 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 10/21 OH HB 318 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (55 - 44) 9/23 OH SJR 5 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 7/13 OH HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 44) 7/13 OH HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 15) 6/30 OH SCR 15 Resolution Opposing Federal Cap and Trade Legislation Resolution Passed - Senate (21 - 11) 6/03 OH HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11) 5/20 OH HB 3 Moratorium on Foreclosures Bill Passed - House (54 - 43) 5/06 OH HB 9 Tenants' Protection During Foreclosure Bill Passed - House (53 - 42) 4/29 OH HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 45) 4/01 OH HB 2 2009-2011 Biennium Transportation Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 29) 3/18 OH HB 2 2009-2011 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9) 3/05 OH HB 2 2009-2011 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 45) 3/03 OH SB 9 Transferable Tax Credit for Film Production Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 3/03 OH HB 6 Transferable Tax Credit for Film Production Bill Passed - House (83 - 14) 2/10 OH SB 35 State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law (21 - 11)

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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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