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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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

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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.