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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 5, 2014 SF 2079 Increases School Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SF 162 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2013 SF 52 Establishes the School Budget Growth for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 SF 166 Funding for Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Yea
March 30, 2010 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 17)
Yea
March 22, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
March 17, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea
March 16, 2010 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Yea
March 16, 2010 SF 2378 Increase in Fees for Traffic Violations Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2010 SF 2062 State Worker Retirement Incentive Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(41 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2010 SF 2088 Government Reorganization Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2010 HF 2030 School District Budget Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 13, 2010 SF 2033 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Yea
April 25, 2009 SF 376 Bonds Issuance for Infrastructure Projects and the Creation of an Iowa Jobs Program, Board, and Fund. Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
April 25, 2009 SF 477 Appropriation Bonds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Yea
March 19, 2009 SF 389 Health Insurance Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2009 SF 218 Growth Percentage for State School Foundation Program Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2009 SF 44 Expediting Local-Option Tax Approval in Disaster Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Yea

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.

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