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New Hampshire Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 17, 2010 CACR 28 Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House
(201 - 135)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2010 HB 1590 Repealing Same-Sex Marriage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House
(210 - 109)
Nay
June 3, 2009 HB 73 Religious Choice in Performing Marriage Ceremonies Conference Report Adopted - House
(198 - 176)
Nay
April 8, 2009 HB 415 Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(188 - 187)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 436 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(186 - 179)
Nay
March 24, 2009 HB 34 Banning Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(222 - 137)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2009 HB 383 Mandating Seat Belt Usage Bill Passed - House
(197 - 155)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 30, 2008 HB 847 Speed Limitations for Vessels Operating on Water Bill Passed - House
(236 - 111)
Nay
June 7, 2007 SB 223 Funeral Protest Ban Bill Passed - House
(299 - 22)
Yea
April 4, 2007 HB 254 Mandatory Employer Meetings Bill Passed - House
(232 - 127)
Nay
March 28, 2007 HB 235 Recognition of Out-of-State Marriages Bill Failed - House
(169 - 171)
Nay
May 24, 2006 HB 656 "Do Not Resuscitate" Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(168 - 165)
Nay
April 26, 2006 SB 318 Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - House
(193 - 134)
Yea
March 21, 2006 CACR 34 Marriage Definition "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House
(207 - 125)
Nay
March 21, 2006 HB 1177 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(189 - 156)
Nay
March 21, 2006 Maj AM 1172h Smoking Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(177 - 164)
Nay
March 9, 2006 HB 1492 Emergency Contraceptives and Pharmacists "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House
(215 - 106)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2006 HB 656 "Do Not Resuscitate" Bill Bill Passed - House
(231 - 118)
Nay

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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