Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/17/10 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget
Bill Passed - House (97 - 32)
Nay
5/11/10 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights
Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
Nay
5/10/10 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 63)
Nay
5/04/10 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (79 - 54)
Nay
3/29/10 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 55)
Nay
3/11/10 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 44)
Nay
3/01/10 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications
Veto Override Failed - House (86 - 47)
Nay
5/18/09 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law
Bill Passed - House (73 - 60)
Nay
5/18/09 HF 2323 Tax Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 47)
Nay
5/18/09 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - House (70 - 64)
Nay
5/18/09 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (95 - 39)
Nay
5/17/09 HF 1362 Health Budget
Veto Override Failed - House (87 - 47)
Nay
5/17/09 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments
Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 49)
Nay
5/11/09 HF 1362 Health Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 51)
Nay
5/08/09 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget
Bill Passed - House (78 - 51)
Nay
5/08/09 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 45)
Nay
5/05/09 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 57)
Nay
4/30/09 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 72)
Yea
4/27/09 H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions
Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 66)
Yea
4/23/09 SF 2082 2010-2011 Budget
Bill Passed - House (69 - 62)
Nay
3/26/09 HF 1797 Federal Stimulus Transportation Funding
Bill Passed - House (113 - 19)
Nay
5/15/08 SF 960 Modification of the Definition of Dependents for Local Government Benefits
Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
Nay
5/13/08 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report
Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 36)
Nay
5/13/08 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 30)
Nay
5/13/08 HF 6 2008 Education Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 35)
Nay
5/12/08 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 50)
Nay
5/12/08 SF 2965 Surrogate Mother Regulations
Bill Passed - House (86 - 46)
Nay
5/08/08 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies
Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 49)
Nay
5/08/08 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase
Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 45)
Nay
5/07/08 Dean Amendment: Stem cell research that does not destroy, injure or create human embryos
Amendment Rejected - House (65 - 69)
Yea
5/07/08 SF 100 Public Funding for Stem Cell Research
Bill Passed - House (71 - 62)
Nay
5/05/08 Severson Amendment: Income Tax Refund
Amendment Adopted - House (75 - 54)
Yea
5/05/08 Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday
Amendment Rejected - House (28 - 102)
Yea
5/05/08 Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday
None - House
Sponsor
5/05/08 HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill
Bill Passed - House (80 - 52)
Nay
5/01/08 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches
Conference Report Adopted - House (112 - 15)
Yea
5/01/08 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase
Bill Passed - House (82 - 45)
Nay
4/28/08 Walker Amdt to SF 3001 Sex Education in Schools
Amendment Adopted - House (79 - 53)
Nay
4/23/08 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report
Bill Passed - House (91 - 38)
Nay
4/14/08 HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform
Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 44)
Nay
4/14/08 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies
Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 39)
Nay
4/10/08 HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study
Bill Passed - House (88 - 45)
Nay
4/07/08 Voter Registration Training Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (48 - 82)
Yea
4/07/08 Emmer Amnd. Voter Identification Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (59 - 70)
Yea
4/01/08 Seifert Amendment: Prohibiting Grants for Groups Associated with Abortion Providers
Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 66)
Yea
4/01/08 Seifert Amendment: Prohibiting Grants for Groups Associated with Abortion Providers
None - House
Sponsor
4/01/08 Buesgens Amnd. Amendment Prohibiting Grants for Groups Involved in Political Activity
Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 69)
Yea
4/01/08 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches
Bill Passed - House (118 - 11)
Yea
3/27/08 Seifert Amendment: Breaches of Insurance Policy
Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 52)
Yea
3/27/08 Seifert Amendment: Breaches of Insurance Policy
None - House
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.