Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/17/08 HB 2340 Prohibiting Children from Riding in Pickup Truck Beds
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 20)
Yea
7/17/08 HB 2499 Water Management During Droughts
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 9)
Yea
7/17/08 HB 2690 Durham County Meals Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 22)
Pair Nay
7/16/08 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 1)
Yea
7/10/08 HB 822 Swine Farm Rebuilding
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 8)
Yea
7/08/08 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 14)
Yea
7/02/08 SB 1988 Outlaws Burning Crosses and Hanging Nooses
Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 3)
Yea
6/19/08 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
Yea
6/19/08 SB 1951 Repeal Land Transfer Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6)
Yea
6/17/08 SB 1686 Restrictions on Public Smoking
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
Yea
5/27/08 SB 1988 Outlaws Burning Crosses and Hanging Nooses
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/17/07 CS HB 1016 County Medicaid Cost Assumption
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Yea
7/17/07 CS SB 563 Traffic and Personal Safety Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Yea
7/03/07 SCS HB 973 Mental Health Insurance Coverage
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Yea
5/15/07 SB 1006 Confidentiality of Competitive Health Care Information Act
Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 5)
Yea
5/14/07 CS SB 954 Presidential Election by Popular Vote
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
7/19/06 HB 1024 Instant Runoff Voting
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
Yea
7/19/06 HB 2699 Early Childhood Vision Care Program
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
Yea
7/18/06 HB 2873 Drinking Water From Private Wells Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Yea
7/10/06 HB 2174 Minimum Wage Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
Yea
6/08/06 SB 1289 Cell Phone Use by Drivers Under 18 Prohibited
Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
Yea
5/25/06 SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Yea
5/22/06 SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

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.