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2014 Rhode Island Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 19, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 18, 2014 RI H 8072A Repeals Straight Party Voting Option on Election Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7904 Establishes a Climate Change Coordinating Council Bill Passed - House (62 - 6)
June 17, 2014 RI S 2690A Establishes the Renewable Growth Energy Program Bill Passed - House (63 - 7)
June 17, 2014 RI H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (67 - 3)
June 16, 2014 RI H 7133AAA 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 13, 2014 RI H 7133AAA 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (63 - 12)
June 5, 2014 RI S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 27, 2014 RI H 7096A Reduces the Frequency of Teacher Evaluations Bill Passed - House (69 - 3)
May 14, 2014 RI S 2059 Prohibits State Assessments for Graduation Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
May 1, 2014 RI H 7944A Authorizes State Fiscal Oversight of Certain Fire Districts Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)

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