Key Votes

2011 Virginia Key Votes

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4/28 VA HB 5005 Redistricting for State Senate and House Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 7) 4/11 VA HB 5001 Legislative Redistricting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 17) 4/06 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20) 4/06 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36) 2/21 VA HB 2527 Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Fund and Bank Concurrence Vote Failed - House (31 - 68) 2/21 VA SB 1446 Transportation Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (1 - 38) 2/21 VA SB 1367 Motor Vehicle Title Loans for Non-Residents Bill Passed - House (51 - 47) 2/17 VA HB 2527 Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Fund and Bank Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 7) 2/17 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House (71 - 27) 2/17 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 2/17 VA SB 1446 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 32) 2/08 VA HB 1465 Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Public Universities Bill Passed - House (75 - 24) 2/08 VA HB 2314 Education Improvement Scholarships Bill Passed - House (54 - 45) 2/08 VA HB 2332 Citizenship of Arrestee Bill Passed - House (68 - 31) 2/08 VA SB 1351 Wireless Telecommunication Devices Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13) 2/03 VA SB 831 Amending the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 2/02 VA SB 747 Prohibits Discrimination in State Employment Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18) 2/01 VA HJ 593 Free Exercise of Religion Amendment Adopted - House (61 - 33) 1/24 VA SB 949 Allowing Absentee Voting For Any Reason Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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.