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Maine Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 14, 2012 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Nay
March 8, 2012 LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
June 10, 2011 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 14)
Did Not Vote
June 8, 2011 LD 1046 Transgender Discrimination Law Amendments "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - Senate
(11 - 23)
Nay
June 6, 2011 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - Senate
(15 - 18)
Did Not Vote
May 16, 2011 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
April 12, 2010 LD 1826 Bond Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 5)
Yea
April 7, 2010 LD 1826 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
April 6, 2010 LD 1830 Suspending Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
April 5, 2010 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
March 26, 2010 LD 1552 Repealing Maine Tree Growth Program Eligibility for Use of "Bonded Laborers" Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 13)
Yea
March 26, 2010 LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 20)
Yea
March 25, 2010 LD 1826 Bond Authorization House Co-sponsor
June 11, 2009 LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Yea
June 8, 2009 LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
June 8, 2009 LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(20 - 14)
Nay
June 5, 2009 LD 1088 Income and Sales Tax Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 15)
Yea
June 4, 2009 LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate
(16 - 19)
Yea
June 3, 2009 LD 1329 Resort Casino in Oxford County "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 7)
Yea
June 3, 2009 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate
(7 - 28)
Yea
June 3, 2009 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
May 20, 2009 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
May 6, 2009 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
April 8, 2009 LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
April 2, 2009 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 2009 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Senate Co-sponsor
April 15, 2008 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
April 10, 2008 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
April 7, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 14)
Nay
April 7, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Veto Override Failed - Senate
(12 - 23)
Nay
March 31, 2008 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
March 27, 2008 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
March 20, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 8)
Yea
March 5, 2008 LD 2247 Health Insurance Funding House Co-sponsor
June 21, 2007 LD 1925 Tax Cuts Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(7 - 28)
Nay
June 15, 2007 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Nay
April 11, 2007 LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Nay
May 24, 2006 HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(16 - 17)
Yea
May 24, 2006 LD 1021 Police and Firefighter Insurance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 13)
Yea
May 22, 2006 LD 1481 Procedures for Citizen Proposed Initiatives Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
April 28, 2006 HCA C to LD 1717 Sentencing Requirements for Certain Sex Offenses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 3)
Yea
April 28, 2006 LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)
Yea
April 28, 2006 LD 1974 Supplemental Transportation Budget Bill Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
April 11, 2006 LD 235 Minimum Wage Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(19 - 15)
Yea
March 27, 2006 LD 1640 Charter School Pilot Program "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 16)
Yea
March 27, 2006 LD 1926 Amending Work Place Smoking Laws Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2006 LD 1798 Standardized Testing "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 16)
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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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