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North Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 22, 2013 HCR 3047 Establishes a Commission of Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 21)
Did Not Vote
March 15, 2013 HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 15)
Yea
March 15, 2013 HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2013 SB 2336 Restructures Oil and Gas Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 SB 2267 Appropriates Funding for School Safety Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2013 SB 2303 Defines a "Human Being" Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2013 SB 2368 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SB 2252 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2013 SB 2305 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Have a State License Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2013 SCR 4009 Expands "Right to Life" to Human Beings at Any Stage of Development Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 2305 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Have a State License Senate Sponsor
Jan. 21, 2013 HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected House Sponsor
Jan. 14, 2013 HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions House Sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 HB 1473 New Legislative Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2011 SB 2370 Authorizes Changing the Nickname and Logo of the University of North Dakota Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 7)
Nay
April 7, 2011 HB 1267 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Yea
April 7, 2011 HB 1450 Definition of Human Being Bill Not Tabled - Senate
(26 - 21)
Yea
March 28, 2011 HB 1190 Prohibits Distracted Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 6)
Yea
March 28, 2011 HB 1195 Bans Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 15)
Yea
March 11, 2011 HB 1263 Athletic Nickname and Logo of the University of North Dakota Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2011 SB 2131 Surface Access Fee for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Bill Failed - Senate
(6 - 40)
Nay
Jan. 10, 2011 HB 1297 Abortion Law Amendments House 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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