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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 6, 2012 HB 228 Prohibits the Use of Public Funds for Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2012 HB 437 Repeals Same-Sex Marriage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2012 HB 1659 Requires a 24 Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2012 HB 1660 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks House Co-sponsor
Jan. 1, 2012 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 CACR 14 Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the Legislature to Set Standards for Public Education Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 3, 2011 SB 154 Withdrawing from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initative Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2011 HB 329 Revising Abortion Procedures for Unemancipated Minors House Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 2011 SB 78 Gas Tax Reduction Senate Sponsor
Jan. 19, 2011 SB 88 Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2011 HB 330 Carrying Firearms Without a License House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 SB 1 Repeal of Automatic Continuation Requirement for Public Employee Collective Bargaining Agreements 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.

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