Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/06/13 A 5424 Establishes a Two-Year Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing
Bill Passed - House (103 - 40)
Did Not Vote
3/05/13 A 38 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - House (102 - 44)
Yea
1/15/13 S 2230 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement
Bill Passed - House (104 - 43)
Yea
1/09/13 A 38 Increases Minimum Wage
None - House
Sponsor
6/21/12 S 7722A Authorizes Special Education Tuition Reimbursement
Bill Passed - House (93 - 50)
Yea
6/19/12 A 1157B Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology
Bill Passed - House (85 - 60)
Yea
5/15/12 A 9148 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - House (98 - 49)
Yea
4/30/12 A 5039 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Bill Passed - House (81 - 59)
Nay
3/15/12 S 6735 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System
Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
Nay
3/14/12 A 9525 State Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (98 - 44)
Yea
3/14/12 A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling
Amendment Adopted - House (96 - 45)
Yea
1/30/12 A 9148 Increases Minimum Wage
None - House
Sponsor
1/04/12 A 5039 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/23/11 A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act
Bill Passed - House (95 - 43)
Yea
6/20/11 A 6698A Freelance Wage Protection
Bill Passed - House (84 - 58)
Yea
6/18/11 A 8496 Increases The Number Of Taxicabs Serving New York
None - House
Sponsor
6/15/11 A 8354 Marriage Equality Enactment
Bill Passed - House (80 - 63)
Yea
4/11/11 A 2674 Rent Regulation
Bill Passed - House (92 - 54)
Yea
4/11/11 A 6130 Prohibiting Discrimination in Wages Based on Gender, Race or National Origin
Bill Passed - House (93 - 53)
Yea
4/04/11 A 4578 Authorizing an Intercity Bus Permit System
Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
Yea
3/24/11 A 6698A Freelance Wage Protection
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/19/11 A 2674 Rent Regulation
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/05/11 A 1157B Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology
None - House
Co-sponsor
11/29/10 S 8129B Suspending Hydraulic Fracturing for the Extraction of Natural Gas
Bill Passed - House (93 - 43)
Yea
7/01/10 A10163 Establishing the Wage Theft Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (88 - 49)
Yea
7/01/10 A 9710D 2010-2011 Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (88 - 57)
Yea
7/01/10 S 1523 Allowing Unmarried Partners to Adopt a Child
Bill Passed - House (95 - 44)
Yea
7/01/10 S 3890 Divorce Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (120 - 20)
Yea
6/29/10 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes
Bill Passed - House (93 - 52)
Yea
6/28/10 A 9703 2010-2011 Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget
Bill Passed - House (111 - 34)
Yea
6/18/10 A 9705 2010-2011 Transportation, Economic Development, and Environmental Conservation Budget
Bill Passed - House (82 - 51)
Did Not Vote
6/18/10 A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (79 - 52)
Did Not Vote
6/16/10 A 11410 Emergency Housing Rent Control Extension
Bill Passed - House (94 - 41)
Did Not Vote
6/14/10 S 8167 Emergency Appropriation Extension
Bill Passed - House (93 - 51)
Yea
6/07/10 S 8088 Requiring Prior Approval of Health Insurance Premium Rates
Bill Passed - House (117 - 17)
Did Not Vote
6/07/10 S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension
Bill Passed - House (90 - 44)
Did Not Vote
5/28/10 A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
Yea
5/28/10 A 11310 Education Law Amendments Concerning Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (93 - 42)
Yea
5/17/10 S 7846 Emergency Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (92 - 50)
Yea
5/10/10 S 7777 Emergency Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (83 - 56)
Yea
3/24/10 E 1153 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposals
Resolution Passed - House (91 - 51)
Yea
3/16/10 A 7575 Prohibiting Domestic Violence Offenders from Possessing Firearms
Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
Yea
3/09/10 A10163 Establishing the Wage Theft Prevention Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/02/10 A 5710 Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination
Bill Passed - House (100 - 43)
Yea
1/20/10 A 9544 Election and Campaign Finance Ethics Amendments
Bill Passed - House (139 - 2)
Yea
12/02/09 A 40003 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - House (88 - 51)
Nay
12/02/09 A 40022 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (106 - 32)
Yea
6/22/09 A 1039 Albany Parking Permits
Bill Passed - House (99 - 42)
Yea
6/17/09 A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools
Bill Passed - House (129 - 18)
Nay
6/08/09 A 1867 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers
Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
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.