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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2001 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
June 29, 2001 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 36)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(58 - 33)
Nay
May 23, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 38)
Nay
May 10, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay
April 2, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 41)
Yea
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 26, 2001 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
March 21, 2001 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
Yea
March 20, 2001 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Nay
March 19, 2001 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor
March 6, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2001 PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 42)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2001 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(75 - 24)
Nay
Jan. 22, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 29, 2014 SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
May 21, 2014 HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 2490 Authorizes Bonds For Spending on Construction Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2014 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2014 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave Signed - Executive
Sign
May 6, 2014 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples Signed - Executive
Sign
April 30, 2014 HF 2096 Authorizes Online Voter Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
April 14, 2014 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
April 9, 2014 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Signed - Executive
Sign
March 21, 2014 HF 1777 Repeals Certain Business Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 24, 2013 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Signed - Executive
Sign
May 24, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 23, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 1183 Omnibus Legacy Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 23, 2013 SF 1589 State Government Appropriations and Increase in Governor and Legislator Pay Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 677 Amends State Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
May 22, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2013 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2013 SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 19, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2012 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2012 HF 247 Relating to Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 11, 2012 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2012 SF 1755 Relating to Furloughs for State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 SF 1717 Relating to the State Building Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 4, 2012 HF 2795 Expands Gambling Signed - Executive
Sign
May 4, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 4, 2012 SF 1656 Relating to High School Graduation Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 203 Relating to Legislative Approval for Certain Rules Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 8 Relating to Unified Personal Health Premium Account Authorization Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2012 HF 2821 Relating to Redistricting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 HF 1134 Relating to the Regulation of Annuity Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 SF 1933 Relating to the Health Care Compact Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 HF 2341 Requires Physician to be Present When Abortion Drugs are Administered Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 28, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 27, 2012 HF 1974 Relating to Collective Bargaining Contract Terms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 26, 2012 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 24, 2012 HF 1976 Relating to the E-Verify Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 23, 2012 HF 1812 Relating to State Waste Hauling Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 23, 2012 SF 247 Relating to the Public Employee Insurance Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2012 HF 1766 Relating to the Child Care Assistance Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2012 SF 2183 Relating to the Commissioner of Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 9, 2012 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 9, 2012 SF 1236 Relating to the Asbestos-Related Liability Fairness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 5, 2012 SF 2014 Relating to Terms of Service for Metropolitan Council Members Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 5, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 29, 2012 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2012 HF 1560 Relating to Contested Case Hearings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 8, 2012 SF 134 Relating to the Definition of Public Employee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 5, 2012 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 149 Relating to Torts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 373 Relating to the Limitation Period for Civil Actions Reductions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 429 Relating to Attorney Fee Awards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 530 Relating to Civil Action Verdics, Awards, and Judgments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 20, 2011 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
May 31, 2011 HF 1381 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 SF 943 Relating to Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HF 264 Relating to Civil Actions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HF 988 Relating to Public Defenders Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 SF 86 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Ban Removal Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 26, 2011 SF 509 Relating to Voter Identification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 SF 170 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 562 Relating to Water and Sewer Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 201 Relating to Abortion Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 460 Relating to State Fire Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 936 Relating to Abortions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 887 Relating to Economic Development Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 42 Omnibus Tax Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1140 Relating to Transportation Finance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1101 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1010 Relating to Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 958 Relating to Public Safety Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 934 Relating to Education Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2011 HF 1425 Legislative Redistricting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2011 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 7, 2011 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Signed - Executive
Sign
March 3, 2011 HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 10, 2011 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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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