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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 24, 2008 SF 2432 Prison and Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 13)
Did Not Vote
April 22, 2008 HF 2663 Statewide Sales Tax Increase for School Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Yea
April 22, 2008 S 5408 Changes to School Infrastructure Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - Senate
(20 - 30)
Yea
April 22, 2008 S 5408 Changes to School Infrastructure Sales Tax Senate Sponsor
April 17, 2008 S 5377 to SF 2425 Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 27)
Yea
April 17, 2008 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Nay
April 15, 2008 S 5355 to SF 2420 State Funding of Road Projects Amendment Rejected - Senate
(17 - 32)
Yea
April 15, 2008 SF 2420 Increasing Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Yea
April 8, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Nay
April 7, 2008 HF 2539 Health Care Expansion Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 6)
Did Not Vote
March 31, 2008 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
March 24, 2008 HF 2645 Public Employee Collective Bargaining and Teacher Termination Policy Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Nay
March 19, 2008 SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(47 - 2)
Yea
March 13, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(23 - 27)
Yea
March 12, 2008 SF 2355 Time Off to Attend Presidential Precinct Caucuses Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 10)
Yea
March 10, 2008 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 SF 2216 State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Yea
April 27, 2007 HF 920 Univeristy Capital Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 10)
Yea
April 25, 2007 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
April 25, 2007 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2007 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 427 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 604 Commercial Residential Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Nay
April 23, 2007 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Nay
April 19, 2007 SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 14)
Nay
April 19, 2007 SF 596 Electronic Downloads Tax Creation and Regulation Adjustments for Cigarette Retailers Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Nay
April 19, 2007 SF 599 Iowa Power Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 13)
Nay
April 18, 2007 HF 877 Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Nay
April 18, 2007 S 3371 Firearms for Campus Police Amendment Rejected - Senate
(25 - 25)
Yea
April 18, 2007 SF 588 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 7)
Yea
April 16, 2007 SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 7)
Yea
April 10, 2007 HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Nay
April 2, 2007 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Nay
March 28, 2007 SF 430 Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 20)
Nay
March 27, 2007 HF 653 Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 20)
Nay
March 26, 2007 SF 427 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
March 19, 2007 HF 5 Maximum Title Loan Finance Charge Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Nay
March 8, 2007 SF 413 “Fair Share” Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Nay
March 7, 2007 SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2007 SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2007 SF 61 Harassment In Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2007 SF 61 Harassment In Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 HF 1 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 8)
Yea
July 14, 2006 HF 2351 Eminent Domain Veto Override Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
May 3, 2006 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(47 - 2)
Yea
May 3, 2006 SF 2377 Confinement Feeding Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 11)
Yea
May 2, 2006 SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(46 - 4)
Yea
March 13, 2006 SF 2330 Prohibition of Video Gambling Machines Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 10)
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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