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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 8, 2014 SB 1922 Amends the City of Chicago Employee Pensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 23)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 29)
Nay
May 4, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
April 17, 2008 SB 2063 South Suburban Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 7)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2007 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate
(55 - 1)
Yea
March 30, 2006 HB 5284 Carbon Monoxide Detector Act Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 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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