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Massachusetts Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 18, 2014 H 4184 Authorizes Parole for Certain Juveniles Bill Passed - House
(129 - 16)
June 18, 2014 S 2132 Establishes Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House
(126 - 22)
June 11, 2014 Amdt 46 Establishes a Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - House
(132 - 14)
May 28, 2014 H 4111 Appropriates Funds for the Expansion of the Boston Convention Center Bill Passed - House
(131 - 19)
May 21, 2014 H 4091 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(114 - 35)
April 2, 2014 H 3983 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(125 - 24)
April 24, 2013 H 3401 2013-2014 Budget Bill Passed - House
(127 - 29)
April 8, 2013 H 3382 Expands Retail Tax to Include Computer System Design Services Bill Passed - House
(97 - 55)
July 31, 2012 S 2400 Establishes Accountable Care Organizations Conference Report Adopted - House
(133 - 20)
July 18, 2012 H 3818 Requires Habitual Violent Offenders to Serve Their Full Sentence Conference Report Adopted - House
(139 - 14)
June 27, 2012 S 2214 Amends Renewable Energy Contract Requirements Bill Passed - House
(135 - 16)
June 5, 2012 S2270 Reduces Health Care Spending Bill Passed - House
(148 - 7)
May 30, 2012 H 3986 Authorizes Child Care Workers to Form Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House
(117 - 32)
April 25, 2012 H Amdt 804.1 Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards Amendment Adopted - House
(123 - 33)
Sept. 14, 2011 H 3711 Authorizes Gambling Casinos Bill Passed - House
(123 - 32)
April 26, 2011 Amdt 749.1 Collective Bargaining Restrictions Amendment Adopted - House
(113 - 42)
March 2, 2011 S 9 Establishing a Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House
(123 - 30)

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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