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2009 Rhode Island Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 29, 2009 RI HB 5044 Prostitution Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 9)
Oct. 29, 2009 RI HB 5044 Prostitution Ban Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 2)
June 30, 2009 RI S 286 Relating to Video Lottery Terminals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
June 30, 2009 RI H 5005 Voter Pre-Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
June 26, 2009 RI S 286 Relating to Video Lottery Terminals Bill Passed - House (63 - 9)
June 26, 2009 RI H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
June 24, 2009 RI H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 5)
June 18, 2009 RI H 5569 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House (28 - 45)
June 16, 2009 RI H 5359 Medical Marijuana Veto Override Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
June 9, 2009 RI H 6088 Limiting Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (35 - 33)
June 4, 2009 RI H 5336 Coastal Resources Management Council Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
May 28, 2009 RI H 5097 Requiring Voters to Present ID at Polls Bill Passed - House (48 - 24)
May 27, 2009 RI S 659 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
May 20, 2009 RI H 5359 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (63 - 5)
May 19, 2009 RI H 5769 Boxing Rule Changes Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
May 12, 2009 RI H 5143 E-Verify Bill Bill Passed - House (38 - 33)
April 2, 2009 RI H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
April 1, 2009 RI H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (58 - 16)
March 10, 2009 RI H 5005 Voter Pre-Registration Bill Passed - House (56 - 10)
Jan. 14, 2009 RI H 5097 Requiring Voters to Present ID at Polls

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  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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