Key Votes

2013 Texas Key Votes

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7/12 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 7/10 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (96 - 49) 6/24 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (95 - 34) 6/23 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 6/21 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 46) 6/21 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 47) 6/21 TX SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (109 - 30) 6/18 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 6/14 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11) 5/26 TX SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (118 - 29) 5/26 TX HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 5) 5/25 TX SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 4) 5/24 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 61) 5/22 TX SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (104 - 42) 5/22 TX HB 950 Requires Equal Pay for Women Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13) 5/22 TX HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 5/15 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Failed - House (61 - 80) 5/10 TX HB 1340 Authorizes Certain Children to Consent to Immunizations Bill Passed - House (71 - 61) 5/09 TX SB 376 Establishes a Free Breakfast Program for Students Bill Passed - House (73 - 58) 5/08 TX HB 500 Expands Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - House (117 - 24) 5/07 TX HB 928 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (101 - 31) 5/06 TX SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training Bill Passed - House (116 - 30) 5/06 TX HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses Bill Passed - House (102 - 41) 5/06 TX HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Bill Passed - House (123 - 22) 5/06 TX HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (100 - 47) 5/04 TX HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42) 5/03 TX HB 318 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House (79 - 64) 5/02 TX HB 772 Requires Individuals to Opt-Out of Immunization Registry Bill Passed - House (99 - 47) 5/01 TX HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Bill Passed - House (120 - 21) 4/30 TX SB 1907 Authorizes Firearms in Vehicles on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 4/26 TX HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Bill Passed - House (93 - 48) 4/22 TX SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 4/18 TX HB 63 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (97 - 45) 4/18 TX SB 303 Amends the End-of-Life Care Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 4/10 TX SB 1467 Requires Facilitation of Expansion of Firearms Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 3/19 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 4)

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