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Idaho Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 22, 2011 S 1007 Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House
(55 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 H 111 Increased Authority for Tribal Peace Officers Bill Failed - House
(34 - 35)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 H 117 Prohibits Enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2011 HJM 1 Parental Rights Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2011 H 26 Increment in fees for felonies and misdemeanors Bill Failed - House
(31 - 35)
Nay
March 29, 2010 SJM 106 Requesting Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Individual Health Care Mandate Joint Resolution Passed - House
(43 - 26)
Yea
March 26, 2010 H 729 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(51 - 16)
Yea
March 9, 2010 H 589 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Bill Passed - House
(52 - 17)
Yea
March 5, 2010 H 616 Local Improvement District Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(42 - 23)
Yea
March 3, 2010 H 528 Increasing Health Insurance Regulations Bill Failed - House
(31 - 39)
Yea
March 1, 2010 H 496 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(64 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 H 391 Opposing Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - House
(52 - 18)
Yea
May 7, 2009 H 374 Allowing Diversion of Funds to Virtual Education Bill Passed - House
(49 - 15)
Yea
May 7, 2009 H 376 Transportation Funding Package Bill Passed - House
(46 - 18)
Yea
April 29, 2009 S 1166 Workers' Compensation Dividend Amendments Bill Passed - House
(50 - 16)
Yea
April 15, 2009 S 1148 Alcohol Law Amendments Bill Failed - House
(28 - 42)
Nay
April 14, 2009 H 303 Online Public Education Bill Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
April 10, 2009 S 1186 Highway Project Financing Bill Passed - House
(39 - 29)
Nay
April 9, 2009 H 135 Fuel Tax for Highway Maintenance Bill Failed - House
(32 - 37)
Nay
April 7, 2009 H 138 Allowing Lawsuits for Nonnative Species Attacks Bill Passed - House
(46 - 24)
Yea
April 7, 2009 H 276 2009-2010 Department of Environmental Quality Budget Bill Passed - House
(53 - 16)
Nay
March 30, 2009 H 216 Allowing Pharmacists to Refuse Prescriptions Bill Passed - House
(48 - 21)
Yea
March 26, 2009 H 262 Teacher Compensation Adjustments Bill Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Yea
March 20, 2009 H 214 Voluntary Death Certificates for Miscarriages Bill Failed - House
(31 - 32)
Yea
March 19, 2009 H 246 Gasoline Tax Increase Bill Failed - House
(27 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2009 H 173 Restricting Eligibility for State Retiree Health Benefits Bill Passed - House
(59 - 11)
Yea
April 1, 2008 SJR 107 City, County, and Public Hospital Debt Financing Bill Failed - House
(36 - 33)
Nay
March 28, 2008 H 655 Tax Rebate for Road Projects Bill Passed - House
(40 - 25)
Nay
March 27, 2008 H 680 Community Infrastructure Districts Bill Passed - House
(50 - 18)
Nay
March 21, 2008 H 599 Eliminating the Personal Property Tax Bill Passed - House
(39 - 31)
Yea
March 21, 2008 HJR 4 Local Tax Authority Joint Resolution Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
March 19, 2008 S 1441 Prohibiting Local Gun Ordinances Bill Passed - House
(60 - 9)
Yea
March 18, 2008 H 657 Highway Project Financing Bill Passed - House
(47 - 23)
Nay
March 18, 2008 S 1393 Non-Compete Agreements Bill Passed - House
(43 - 27)
Yea
March 17, 2008 H 594 Amending Property Tax Formula Bill Passed - House
(41 - 27)
Yea
March 11, 2008 H 581 Highway Spending Regulations Bill Passed - House
(42 - 28)
Yea
March 10, 2008 H 592 Film and Television Production Rebate Bill Passed - House
(51 - 17)
Nay
March 7, 2008 H 577 Voter Approval of Local Improvement District Funding Bill Passed - House
(43 - 25)
Yea
March 7, 2008 H 579 Voter-Mandated Property Tax Limitations Bill Passed - House
(39 - 29)
Yea
March 7, 2008 H 586 State Administered Vehicle Emissions Testing Bill Passed - House
(42 - 26)
Nay
March 6, 2008 H 588 Food Tax Credit Expansion Bill Passed - House
(62 - 8)
Yea
March 5, 2008 H 561 Tax Exemptions for the Processing of Fuel for Energy Production Bill Passed - House
(60 - 10)
Yea
March 5, 2008 H 562 Tax Exemption for New Capital Investments Bill Passed - House
(41 - 27)
Yea
March 5, 2008 HCR 49 State Employee Pay Raise Resolution Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 H 503 Scholarships for Drug-Free Students Bill Passed - House
(55 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 H 348 Legalizing Alcohol Sales on Election Day Bill Passed - House
(44 - 25)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2008 H 366 Driver's License Residency Requirement Bill Passed - House
(47 - 21)
Yea
March 30, 2007 H 336 Highway Project Financing Bill Passed - House
(48 - 17)
Nay
March 28, 2007 H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Veto Override Passed - House
(57 - 13)
Nay
March 28, 2007 H 81 Income Tax Credit for Food Veto Override Passed - House
(48 - 22)
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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