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Rhode Island Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 10, 2010 H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 10)
Oct. 29, 2009 HB 5044 Prostitution Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 9)
June 26, 2009 S 286 Relating to Video Lottery Terminals Bill Passed - House
(63 - 9)
June 24, 2009 H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(69 - 5)
June 18, 2009 H 5569 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House
(28 - 45)
June 9, 2009 H 6088 Limiting Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House
(35 - 33)
June 4, 2009 H 5336 Coastal Resources Management Council Bill Passed - House
(60 - 8)
May 28, 2009 H 5097 Requiring Voters to Present ID at Polls Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
May 20, 2009 H 5359 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(63 - 5)
May 19, 2009 H 5769 Boxing Rule Changes Bill Passed - House
(53 - 13)
May 12, 2009 H 5143 E-Verify Bill Bill Passed - House
(38 - 33)
April 1, 2009 H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(58 - 16)
March 10, 2009 H 5005 Voter Pre-Registration Bill Passed - House
(56 - 10)

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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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