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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 10, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Veto Override Passed - Senate
(36 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 1178 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 25)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 24)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 24)
Nay
May 31, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 27)
Yea
May 27, 2011 SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 22)
Yea
May 26, 2011 HB 1490 Regulates Full-Contact Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 8)
Yea
May 26, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 40)
Yea
May 20, 2011 HB 1091 Public-Private Transportation Partnership Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 8, 2011 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information House Co-sponsor
May 4, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2011 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Senate Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 29)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 25)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 24)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2010 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(42 - 8)
Yea
May 27, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 23)
Yea
May 7, 2010 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 26)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 11)
Yea
May 5, 2010 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 11)
Yea
May 5, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(47 - 9)
Yea
May 5, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 20)
Yea
May 4, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Yea
April 21, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 16)
Yea
April 14, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Yea
March 25, 2010 SB 2494 Funding for School Vouchers Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 20)
Did Not Vote
March 24, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Yea
March 18, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3658 Back to School Sales Tax Decrease Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3739 Foreclosure Prevention Program Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees House Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 4)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 12, 2010 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 24)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 15, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 1)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(45 - 10)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 12)
Yea
June 30, 2009 SB 415 Bond Approval Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(32 - 21)
Yea
May 31, 2009 SB 1918 Low-Income Energy Assistance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(47 - 11)
Yea
May 31, 2009 SB 612 Raising the Cap on Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(45 - 10)
Yea
May 30, 2009 HB 174 Income Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 27)
Did Not Vote
May 30, 2009 SB 744 New Casino Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 28)
Yea
May 28, 2009 HB 7 Campaign Contribution Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 22)
Yea
May 27, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections House Co-sponsor

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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