Key Votes

2013 Oregon Key Votes

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7/08 OR HB 2639 Amends Rental Assistance Program Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 7/07 OR SB 838 Prohibits Motorized Mining Bill Passed - House (33 - 27) 7/07 OR SB 9 Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving Bill Passed - House (33 - 26) 7/07 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16) 7/07 OR SB 9 Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7) 7/06 OR HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 28) 7/06 OR SB 6 Authorizes Further Capabilities For Police Investigation of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - House (38 - 21) 7/03 OR HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 7/03 OR HB 2639 Amends Rental Assistance Program Regulations Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 7/03 OR SB 838 Prohibits Motorized Mining Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 7/02 OR HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15) 7/01 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5) 7/01 OR HB 3194 Reduces Prison Sentences for Certain Crimes Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 7/01 OR SB 6 Authorizes Further Capabilities For Police Investigation of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 6/28 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Bill Passed - House (41 - 19) 6/27 OR HB 3194 Reduces Prison Sentences for Certain Crimes Bill Passed - House (40 - 18) 6/25 OR HB 3521 Requires Designated Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (32 - 28) 6/18 OR HB 3162 Requires Manufacturers to Eliminate Certain Chemicals From Children's Products Bill Passed - House (39 - 21) 6/04 OR SB 692 Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 5/30 OR SB 692 Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards Bill Passed - House (40 - 19) 5/28 OR SB 154 Requires Signature Gathering Firms to Meet Certain Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 5/23 OR HB 3409 Amends Hair Care Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 5/13 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - House (37 - 20) 5/09 OR HB 2896 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 5/07 OR HB 2672 Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House (32 - 28) 4/30 OR SB 833 Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 4/29 OR HB 2613 Authorizes Electronic Gambling Machines for Horse Races Bill Passed - House (39 - 16) 4/24 OR SB 822 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House (33 - 27) 4/23 OR HB 2624 Exempts Counties from Hunting Dog Prohibitions if Approved by County Voters Bill Passed - House (40 - 19) 4/23 OR SB 833 Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 7) 4/22 OR HB 3014 Requires Allotted Time for the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 16) 4/16 OR SB 835 Prohibits Horse Tripping in Rodeos Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6) 4/11 OR SB 822 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 4/10 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4) 4/04 OR HB 2870 Authorizes Counties to Tax Cigarette Sales Bill Passed - House (31 - 29) 3/26 OR HB 2988 Reduces Minimum Voter Registration Age to 16 Bill Passed - House (35 - 25) 3/25 OR SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 3/21 OR HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 3/13 OR SB 444 Prohibits Smoking in a Car with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 3/07 OR HB 2896 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - House (38 - 18) 2/22 OR HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (38 - 18)

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.