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Maine Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 17, 2014 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(94 - 51)
Nay
April 4, 2014 LD 1838 Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund' "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(89 - 53)
Nay
March 18, 2014 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House
(97 - 49)
Nay
Jan. 14, 2014 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Passed - House
(94 - 46)
Nay
June 19, 2013 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House
(78 - 71)
Nay
June 18, 2013 LD 1540 Authorizes School Assessment System Implementation Bill Passed - House
(80 - 55)
Nay
June 12, 2013 LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(97 - 51)
Nay
June 11, 2013 LD 1286 Prohibits the Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(94 - 49)
Yea
May 28, 2013 LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Veto Override Failed - House
(85 - 54)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2013 LD 1546 Establishes New Spirits Contract to Repay Hospital Debt, and Expands Medicaid Bill Passed - House
(87 - 56)
Nay
May 8, 2013 LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol Bill Passed - House
(109 - 32)
Yea
April 30, 2013 LD 134 Reduces Size of State Legislature "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(113 - 30)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House
(111 - 31)
Nay
April 30, 2013 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Senate Co-sponsor
April 30, 2013 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - House
(88 - 55)
Nay
April 30, 2013 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Senate Co-sponsor
April 23, 2013 LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - House
(89 - 57)
Nay
April 2, 2013 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House
(91 - 56)
Yea
March 27, 2013 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(86 - 58)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2013 LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information Bill Passed - House
(129 - 11)
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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