Key Votes

2010 Pennsylvania Key Votes

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11/17 PA HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate (42 - 7) 11/15 PA HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - House (171 - 24) 11/15 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Concurrence Vote Passed - House (165 - 31) 11/15 PA HB 1926 Amending Self-Protection Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (161 - 35) 10/14 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8) 10/14 PA HB 1926 Amending Self-Protection Laws Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 4) 10/05 PA HB 40 Self Defense Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (159 - 38) 9/29 PA SB 1155 Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bill Passed - House (104 - 94) 7/03 PA SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 11) 7/03 PA SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (109 - 86) 7/02 PA HB 2601 Environmentally Beneficial and Energy Efficient Technologies Bill Passed - House (125 - 71) 7/01 PA HB 67 Driving Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House (71 - 126) 6/30 PA HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (117 - 84) 6/30 PA HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13) 6/30 PA HB 2572 Establishing the Special Juvenile Victim Compensation Fund Bill Passed - House (125 - 76) 6/29 PA SR 348 Audit of Methadone Treatment Programs & Medical Assistance Transportation Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17) 6/29 PA HB 2189 Defining the Offense of Sexting Bill Passed - House (163 - 36) 6/23 PA HB 704 Special Education Funding Bill Passed - House (173 - 25) 6/16 PA HB 2497 Amends State Employee Pension System Bill Passed - House (192 - 6) 6/15 PA HB 708 Recycling Program for Electronic Materials Bill Passed - House (169 - 30) 6/08 PA HB 1502 Verification of Employee Eligibility Bill Passed - House (188 - 6) 6/08 PA SB 1161 Authorizing Qualified Inmate Transfer to Pre-Release Centers Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21) 1/06 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 89) 1/05 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)

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