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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 21, 2012 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships Bill Passed - House
(79 - 25)
Yea
March 21, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police Bill Failed - House
(45 - 59)
Yea
March 9, 2012 HB 5099 Prohibits the Use of Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1310 Authorizes Certain Businesses to Permit Smoking Bill Failed - House
(30 - 82)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2012 Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs House Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2012 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies House Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2012 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 12, 2011 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House
(81 - 28)
Nay
Dec. 12, 2011 SB 400 Amends State Income Tax Bill Passed - House
(67 - 49)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2011 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(8 - 99)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Bill Failed - House
(70 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Bill Passed - House
(74 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - House
(64 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2011 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Bill Passed - House
(61 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 42)
Nay
Oct. 24, 2011 HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program House Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2011 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships House Co-sponsor
May 31, 2011 HB 1490 Regulates Full-Contact Martial Arts Events Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Yea
May 31, 2011 HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 43)
Yea
May 31, 2011 HB 1723 Amending The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 44)
Yea
May 30, 2011 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Bill Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Nay
May 30, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Bill Passed - House
(67 - 47)
Nay
May 30, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Bill Passed - House
(61 - 53)
Yea
May 30, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Bill Passed - House
(65 - 50)
Yea
May 28, 2011 HB 1091 Public-Private Transportation Partnership Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2011 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Senate Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 1064 Prohibits Private Security Services in Detention Centers Senate 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.

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