Key Votes

2013 Oklahoma Key Votes

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5/21 OK SB 550 Repeals the Retail Sales Price Requirement Conference Report Adopted - House (65 - 15) 5/15 OK SB 550 Repeals the Retail Sales Price Requirement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 16) 5/14 OK HB 2301 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20) 5/09 OK HB 2301 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (59 - 40) 5/07 OK HB 2077 Establishes a Defined Contribution Plan for New Public Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 20) 5/06 OK HB 2005 Extends Tax Credits for Qualified Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Property Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 29) 5/06 OK SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 15) 5/01 OK HB 1910 Amends State Property Sale Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 23) 5/01 OK HB 2032 Reduces Certain Income Tax Rates Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 35) 4/30 OK SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 12) 4/24 OK HB 2032 Reduces Certain Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14) 4/24 OK SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House (74 - 24) 4/24 OK SB 652 Increases Driver's License Fees Bill Passed - House (53 - 42) 4/23 OK HB 1658 Amends Public School Grading System Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 13) 4/17 OK SB 330 Increases Rebate Funds for the Film Industry Bill Passed - House (55 - 30) 4/16 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7) 3/26 OK HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14) 3/14 OK HB 2218 Reduces Funds for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority Bill Failed - House (41 - 57) 3/14 OK HB 1940 Authorizes Students to Express Religious Viewpoints in Schools Bill Passed - House (79 - 13) 3/13 OK HB 1021 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (72 - 20) 3/13 OK HB 1412 Prohibits Compliance with United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development Bill Passed - House (67 - 17) 3/13 OK HB 2201 Requires Private Ownership of the State Workers' Compensation Insurer Bill Passed - House (68 - 27) 3/12 OK HB 2032 Reduces Certain Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (65 - 30) 3/12 OK HB 1062 Authorizes School Employees to Carry Handguns on School Property Bill Passed - House (68 - 23) 3/12 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - House (79 - 15) 3/12 OK HB 1588 Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor Bill Passed - House (80 - 12) 3/12 OK HB 2021 Exempts Certain Firearms from Federal Regulation Bill Passed - House (79 - 12) 3/12 OK HB 1361 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (81 - 13) 3/11 OK SB 585 Reduces Personal Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 3/06 OK SB 1001 Authorizes Parents to Petition for Certain School Actions Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 12) 3/06 OK SB 802 Prohibits the Sale of Electric Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 15) 3/06 OK HB 1908 Establishes a Marriage Promotion Campaign Bill Passed - House (71 - 27) 3/04 OK HB 1721 Reduces the Income Cap for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship Bill Passed - House (56 - 37) 2/28 OK HB 2195 Limits the Issuance of Bonds Bill Passed - House (78 - 17) 2/27 OK SB 1062 Amends State Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 12) 2/20 OK SB 375 Authorizes the International Sale of Horse Meat for Human Consumption Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6) 2/20 OK HB 1999 Authorizes the Slaughter of Horses Bill Passed - House (82 - 14)

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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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