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New York Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 21, 2012 S 7722A Authorizes Special Education Tuition Reimbursement Bill Passed - House
(93 - 50)
Nay
June 19, 2012 A 1157B Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology Bill Passed - House
(85 - 60)
Nay
May 15, 2012 A 9148 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(98 - 49)
Nay
April 30, 2012 A 5039 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Bill Passed - House
(81 - 59)
Nay
March 15, 2012 S 6735 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Bill Passed - House
(92 - 46)
Yea
March 14, 2012 A 9525 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(98 - 44)
Nay
March 14, 2012 A 9556 Authorizes Casino Gambling Amendment Adopted - House
(96 - 45)
Nay
June 23, 2011 A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act Bill Passed - House
(95 - 43)
Nay
June 20, 2011 A 6698A Freelance Wage Protection Bill Passed - House
(84 - 58)
Nay
June 15, 2011 A 8354 Marriage Equality Enactment Bill Passed - House
(80 - 63)
Nay
April 11, 2011 A 2674 Rent Regulation Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Nay
April 11, 2011 A 6130 Prohibiting Discrimination in Wages Based on Gender, Race or National Origin Bill Passed - House
(93 - 53)
Nay
April 4, 2011 A 4578 Authorizing an Intercity Bus Permit System Bill Passed - House
(92 - 46)
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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