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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 9, 2012 SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 31)
Yea
May 8, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 9)
Yea
May 7, 2012 HF 2475 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Passed - House
(71 - 26)
Yea
April 3, 2012 HF 2450 Prohibits the Use of Traffic Cameras Bill Passed - House
(58 - 42)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HF 2380 Amends Education Provisions Bill Passed - House
(53 - 46)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HF 2385 Authorizes Professionals to Teach Certain High School Courses Bill Passed - House
(61 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HF 2215 Authorizes the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - House
(60 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HJR 2009 Prohibiting Mandatory Licensing and Registration of Guns Amendment Adopted - House
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2012 HF 2274 Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(59 - 40)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 33)
Yea
June 8, 2011 HF 697 State Budget for 2011-2012 Bill Passed - House
(54 - 38)
Yea
June 8, 2011 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(54 - 37)
Yea
May 10, 2011 SF 522 Establishing a Property Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(58 - 40)
Yea
March 28, 2011 HF 590 Establishes Economic Programs Bill Passed - House
(66 - 33)
Yea
March 23, 2011 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves Bill Passed - House
(58 - 39)
Nay
March 22, 2011 HF 534 School Instructional Hours and Days Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
March 8, 2011 HF 535 Repeals Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - House
(55 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HF 260 House Rule School Governance Bill Passed - House
(65 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 HF 194 Individual Income Tax Rate Reduction Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2011 HJR 6 Banning Same Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - House
(62 - 37)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HJR 6 None House Sponsor
March 30, 2010 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 48)
Nay
March 29, 2010 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants Bill Passed - House
(81 - 16)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(52 - 47)
Nay
March 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 33)
Yea
March 22, 2010 Amdt 8522 Allowing Cuts to Teacher Salary Supplement Amendment Rejected - House
(49 - 50)
Yea
March 22, 2010 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(55 - 44)
Nay
March 19, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Nay
March 17, 2010 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Nay
March 10, 2010 Amdt 8381 Free Self Defense Courses for Domestic Violence Victims Amendment Rejected - House
(44 - 53)
Yea
March 10, 2010 SF 2357 Prohibiting Firearm Possession by Domestic Violence Perpetrators Bill Passed - House
(73 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 Amdt 8140 Animal Abuse and Neglect Penalties Amendment Rejected - House
(44 - 52)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 Amdt 8145 Animal Facility Regulations Amendment Rejected - House
(42 - 53)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2010 Amdt 8053 Omnibus Spending Cuts Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(43 - 54)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 HJR 6 Constitutionally Defining Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman Motion Rejected - House
(45 - 54)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2010 HF 2110 Military Spouse Relocation Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(56 - 44)
Nay
April 25, 2009 SF 477 Appropriation Bonds Bill Passed - House
(52 - 44)
Nay
April 24, 2009 SF 376 Bonds Issuance for Infrastructure Projects and the Creation of an Iowa Jobs Program, Board, and Fund. Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Nay
March 18, 2009 HF 243 Gender Requirements for Certain Local Government Positions Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Nay
March 17, 2009 HF 670 Early Absentee Vote Counting Bill Passed - House
(76 - 22)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 HF 414 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 SF 218 Growth Percentage for State School Foundation Program Bill Passed - House
(53 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2009 HF 333 Wage Standards for Public Project Workers Bill Failed - House
(49 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2009 HF 311 Health Insurance Coverage for Prosthetics Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2009 SF 44 Expediting Local-Option Tax Approval in Disaster Areas Bill Passed - House
(55 - 37)
Nay
April 25, 2008 H 8672 DUI Appeals Amendment Rejected - House
(45 - 50)
Yea
April 25, 2008 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(53 - 45)
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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