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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 15, 2014 HB 4075 Establishes Guidelines for Ride Sharing Companies Bill Passed - Senate
(46 - 8)
Yea
May 23, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 20)
Yea
April 24, 2013 SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Cameras on School Buses to Photograph Traffic Violations Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2012 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 14)
Yea
May 31, 2012 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(33 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Yea
May 20, 2011 HB 1091 Public-Private Transportation Partnership Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 5, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 20)
Yea
May 19, 2009 HB 72 Cell Phone Ban in School Speed Zones and Construction Zones Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Yea
May 27, 2008 HB 5288 Expand Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Failed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Did Not Vote
April 17, 2008 SB 2063 South Suburban Airport Authority Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 17, 2008 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2008 HB 656 Transportation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 25)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2007 SB 540 Truck Speed Limit Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate
(39 - 10)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2007 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 15)
Yea
April 6, 2006 SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate
(32 - 26)
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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