Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/18/12 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage
Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 33)
Yea
5/15/12 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools
Bill Passed - House (99 - 54)
Yea
5/07/12 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute
Amendment Adopted - House (93 - 59)
Yea
5/03/12 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies
Bill Passed - House (83 - 76)
Yea
4/26/12 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries
Bill Passed - House (99 - 47)
Yea
4/19/12 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (108 - 44)
Yea
4/19/12 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock
Bill Passed - House (108 - 32)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates
Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures.
Bill Passed - House (113 - 41)
Yea
3/07/12 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation
Bill Passed - House (87 - 68)
Nay
2/09/12 HB 1104 Requires Photo Identification to Vote
Bill Passed - House (101 - 54)
Yea
2/09/12 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments
Bill Passed - House (89 - 68)
Nay
1/26/12 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/19/12 HJR 43 Limits State Spending
Amendment Adopted - House (105 - 54)
Yea
10/06/11 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments
Bill Passed - House (98 - 48)
Nay
9/23/11 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects
Amendment Rejected - House (68 - 74)
Yea
9/23/11 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses
Bill Passed - House (94 - 48)
Nay
9/09/11 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department
Bill Passed - House (123 - 27)
Nay
9/09/11 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief
Bill Passed - House (127 - 22)
Nay
5/10/11 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 34)
Yea
5/04/11 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan
Veto Override Passed - House (109 - 44)
Yea
4/13/11 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities
Bill Passed - House (85 - 71)
Yea
4/06/11 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (106 - 53)
Yea
3/17/11 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions
Bill Passed - House (119 - 38)
Yea
3/10/11 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only
Bill Passed - House (102 - 56)
Yea
3/03/11 HB 61 Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - House (92 - 60)
Yea
1/13/11 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/11/11 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law
Resolution Passed - House (115 - 46)
Yea
1/05/11 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients
None - House
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.