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Kentucky Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 20, 2012 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 19)
Yea
April 16, 2012 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians House Sponsor
March 28, 2012 SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Bill Passed - House
(60 - 36)
Yea
March 20, 2012 SB 89 Requires Seat Belts in Passenger Vans Bill Passed - House
(61 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 HB 70 Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote Bill Passed - House
(78 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2012 HB 1 State Senate, House, and Judicial Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 39)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2012 HB 30 Authorizes Advertising on School Buses Bill Passed - House
(67 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 SB 110 Relating to Optometry Bill Passed - House
(81 - 14)
Yea
April 1, 2010 HB 415 Prohibiting Text-Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 10)
Yea
March 25, 2010 SB 178 Closed-Session School Superintendent Evaluations Bill Passed - House
(67 - 29)
Yea
March 10, 2010 HB 290 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Budgets Bill Passed - House
(65 - 33)
Yea
March 4, 2010 HB 530 Omnibus Revenue Bill Bill Passed - House
(64 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons Bill Passed - House
(83 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2010 HB 43 Ban on Texting and Underage Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House
(80 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2010 HB 109 Education Law Amendments House Sponsor
June 3, 2009 HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons House Sponsor
March 9, 2009 HB 102 State and Local Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - House
(67 - 23)
Yea
March 6, 2009 HB 374 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House
(82 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 144 Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(66 - 34)
Nay

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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