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Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 25, 2014 HB 5002 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(68 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2014 SB 236 Authorizes Religious Expression in Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(64 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2014 HB 11 Requires New Textbooks to Refer to The East Sea Bill Passed - House
(81 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2014 HJ 9 Encourages Congress to Convene a Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House
(29 - 67)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2014 HB 706 Authorizes Legislators to Hire Counsel to Represent Virginia in Court Bill Passed - House
(65 - 32)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2014 HB 63 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Programs Bill Passed - House
(60 - 39)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2014 HB 1237 Authorizes Hunting on Sundays Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2014 HB 1052 Authorizes the Use of Alternative Methods of Execution Bill Passed - House
(64 - 32)
Nay
Jan. 17, 2014 HB 1237 Authorizes Hunting on Sundays House Co-sponsor
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 2313 Repeals the Retail Gas Tax and Establishes a Wholesale Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House
(60 - 40)
Nay
Feb. 20, 2013 SB 1256 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - House
(65 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 20, 2013 SB 1324 Establishes Education Institution and Board Bill Passed - House
(64 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2013 SB 1335 Prohibits Disclosure of Concealed Firearm Permit Information Bill Passed - House
(76 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2013 HB 1999 Requires the Development of a School Grading System Bill Passed - House
(54 - 40)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2013 HB 1442 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students To Participate In Interscholastic Programs Bill Passed - House
(56 - 43)
Nay
Jan. 31, 2013 HB 1617 Authorizes Student Organizations to Limit Membership Bill Passed - House
(80 - 19)
Nay
Dec. 12, 2012 SB 736 Prohibits Opening a Vehicle Door Adjacent to a Lane of Traffic Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2012 HB 1301 2012-2014 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(77 - 19)
Nay
March 8, 2012 SB 1 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(66 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2012 SB 323 Repeals Purchase Limit for Handguns Bill Passed - House
(64 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2012 SB 349 Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements Bill Passed - House
(71 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2012 HB 1 Defines Life as Beginning at Conception Bill Passed - House
(66 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2012 HB 1060 Requires Law Enforcement to Ask About Immigration Status During an Arrest Bill Passed - House
(75 - 25)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2012 HB 1129 Reduces State Employee Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House
(74 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2012 HB 576 Amends Teacher Contract and Evaluation Policies Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 14 Provides Civil Immunity for the Use of Force Against Intruders Bill Passed - House
(75 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 48 Authorizing Physical Force Against Intruders Bill Passed - House
(70 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2012 HB 947 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Interscholastic Programs Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2012 HB 189 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions for Religious Reasons Bill Passed - House
(71 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2012 HB 62 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Bill Passed - House
(64 - 35)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 9 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(69 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HB 940 Repeals Purchase Limit for Handguns Bill Passed - House
(66 - 32)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2012 HB 1112 Repeals HPV Vaccine Requirement Bill Passed - House
(62 - 34)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2012 HB 251 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(74 - 21)
Nay
April 28, 2011 HB 5005 Redistricting for State Senate and House Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(63 - 7)
Yea
April 6, 2011 HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 36)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2011 HB 2527 Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Fund and Bank Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(31 - 68)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2011 SB 1367 Motor Vehicle Title Loans for Non-Residents Bill Passed - House
(51 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2011 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 SB 1446 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House
(66 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2011 HB 1465 Excludes Undocumented Immigrants from Public Universities Bill Passed - House
(75 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2011 HB 2314 Education Improvement Scholarships Bill Passed - House
(54 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2011 HB 2332 Citizenship of Arrestee Bill Passed - House
(68 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2011 HJ 593 Free Exercise of Religion Amendment Adopted - House
(61 - 33)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2011 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Senate Co-sponsor
April 21, 2010 Amdt 18 Reducing Funding for Public Media Amendment Rejected - House
(43 - 52)
Nay
April 21, 2010 Amdt 28 Reducing Funding for Comprehensive Services for At Risk Youth and Families Amendment Rejected - House
(25 - 69)
Nay
April 21, 2010 Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - House
(64 - 30)
Nay
March 14, 2010 HB 30 2010-2012 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(73 - 23)
Nay
March 11, 2010 HB 505 Authorizing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 27)
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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