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Idaho Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 10, 2014 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2014 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
March 28, 2013 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 21, 2013 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
March 11, 2013 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
March 6, 2013 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2013 SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(29 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
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.

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