Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/27/12 HB 1607 Establishes a Tax Credit for Businesses that Donate to Certain Scholarship Funds
Veto Override Passed - House (226 - 112)
Nay
6/27/12 HB 1666 Requires Legislative Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Veto Override Failed - House (225 - 124)
Yea
6/27/12 HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions
Veto Override Passed - House (240 - 118)
Yea
6/27/12 HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses
Veto Override Failed - House (201 - 126)
Yea
6/27/12 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote
Veto Override Passed - House (231 - 112)
Nay
6/27/12 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote
Veto Override Passed - House (232 - 110)
Yea
6/27/12 SB 406 Authorizes Early Offer Alternative to Medical Injury Claims
Veto Override Passed - House (247 - 111)
Yea
6/06/12 CACR 12 Legislative Authority of Education Requirements
Conference Report Rejected - House (224 - 144)
Nay
6/06/12 CACR 13 Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes
Conference Report Adopted - House (256 - 110)
Yea
6/06/12 CACR 6 Requires a Supermajority for Budget Increases
Conference Report Rejected - House (220 - 132)
Yea
6/06/12 HB 1490 Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Conference Report Adopted - House (211 - 74)
Yea
6/06/12 HB 1666 Requires Legislative Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Conference Report Adopted - House (203 - 77)
Yea
6/06/12 SB 289 Requires Photo Identification to Vote
Conference Report Adopted - House (255 - 103)
Nay
6/06/12 SB 318 Requires In-State Residency to Vote
Conference Report Adopted - House (260 - 101)
Yea
6/06/12 SB 406 Authorizes Early Offer Alternative to Medical Injury Claims
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 141)
Yea
5/30/12 HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (210 - 108)
Did Not Vote
4/25/12 SB 409 Authorizes Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - House (236 - 96)
Yea
4/11/12 SB 202 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (239 - 95)
Nay
3/29/12 HB 1607 Establishes a Tax Credit for Businesses that Donate to Certain Scholarship Funds
Bill Passed - House (173 - 127)
Did Not Vote
3/29/12 HB 1660 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - House (190 - 109)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 H Amdt 917h Authorizing the Establishment of 4 Casinos
Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 195)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 HB 1560 Joining an Interstate Health Care Compact to Opt-Out of Federal Health Care Programs
Bill Passed - House (221 - 131)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 HB 1658 Establishes a Verification System to Detect Welfare Fraud
Bill Passed - House (245 - 84)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 HB 1659 Requires a 24 Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion
Bill Passed - House (185 - 138)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 HB 592 State House Redistricting
Veto Override Passed - House (246 - 112)
Did Not Vote
3/28/12 HB 593 Expands Gambling
Bill Failed - House (118 - 226)
Did Not Vote
3/21/12 HB 437 Repeals Same-Sex Marriage
"Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (211 - 116)
Yea
3/15/12 HB 1405 Authorizes Moratoriums on Refugee Resettlements
Bill Passed - House (190 - 109)
Did Not Vote
3/14/12 HB 1264 Authorizes Individuals to Refuse to Provide Services for Marriages
"Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (246 - 85)
Did Not Vote
3/14/12 HB 1677 Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions
Bill Passed - House (198 - 139)
Did Not Vote
3/14/12 HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions
Bill Passed - House (224 - 110)
Did Not Vote
3/08/12 HB 1526 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Marijuana
Bill Passed - House (162 - 161)
Did Not Vote
3/08/12 HB 1654 Reduces Sentences of Prisoners Pursuing Degrees
Bill Failed - House (152 - 171)
Did Not Vote
3/08/12 HB 1705 Legalizes Marijuana for Individuals Over 21 Years of Age
"Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (228 - 89)
Did Not Vote
3/07/12 HB 1146 Requires Students to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance
Bill Failed - House (155 - 170)
Did Not Vote
3/07/12 HB 1546 Authorizes Employers to Not Provide Contraception Coverage in Health Insurance Plans
Bill Passed - House (196 - 150)
Yea
2/22/12 HR 29 Urges Repeal of Rule Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives
Resolution Passed - House (227 - 121)
Did Not Vote
2/15/12 HB 1666 Limits State Contribution to Public Employee Benefits
Bill Passed - House (232 - 119)
Did Not Vote
2/01/12 HB 1383 Prohibits In-State Tuition for Non-US Residents
Bill Passed - House (250 - 88)
Yea
2/01/12 HB 574 Authorizes Government Acquisition of Private Property in State of Emergency
Bill Passed - House (257 - 87)
Yea
1/18/12 CACR 13 Prohibits New Personal Income Taxes
Resolution Passed - House (257 - 101)
Yea
1/18/12 HB 228 Prohibits the Use of Public Funds for Abortion
Bill Passed - House (207 - 147)
Did Not Vote
1/05/12 HB 194 Authorizes Loaded Rifles and Shotguns in Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (204 - 110)
Did Not Vote
1/05/12 HB 383 Prohibits State Employees From Being Requied to Pay Association Fees
Bill Passed - House (212 - 128)
Did Not Vote
1/05/12 HB 536 Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm
Bill Passed - House (193 - 122)
Did Not Vote
1/05/12 HB 628 Recording and Tracking Complaints of Abuse by Transportation Security Agents
Bill Passed - House (188 - 136)
Did Not Vote
1/04/12 HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses
Bill Passed - House (213 - 125)
Yea
1/04/12 HB 334 Authorizes Weapons on Public Property
Bill Passed - House (180 - 144)
Yea
11/30/11 CACR 14 Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the Legislature to Set Standards for Public Education
Amendment Rejected - House (114 - 264)
Yea
11/30/11 HB 474 Labor Law Amendments
Veto Override Failed - House (240 - 139)
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.