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Florida Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 11, 2014 HB 1047 Amends Definition of Fetal "Viability" Bill Passed - House
(70 - 45)
Yea
March 20, 2014 HB 89 Prohibits Mandatory Sentencing for Self-Defense Involving Threatened Use of Force Bill Passed - House
(93 - 24)
Yea
May 2, 2013 HB 7009 Amends Teacher Evaluations and Charter School Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(76 - 42)
Yea
May 1, 2013 HB 7007 Exempts Certain Manufacturing Equipment from Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 48)
Yea
May 1, 2013 SB 1792 Amends Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Provisions Bill Passed - House
(77 - 38)
Yea
April 25, 2013 HB 7083 Limits Post-Conviction Death Penalty Appeals Bill Passed - House
(84 - 34)
Yea
April 24, 2013 HB 569 Amends State Campaign Finance Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 34)
Yea
April 18, 2013 SB 718 Amends Alimony Provisions Bill Passed - House
(85 - 31)
Yea
April 4, 2013 HB 867 Authorizes Parent Involvement in School Turnaround Decisions Bill Passed - House
(68 - 51)
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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