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Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 17, 2014 HB 1574 Limits Amount of Pseudoephedrine an Individual Can Purchase Without a Prescription Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
April 17, 2014 SB 2580 Authorizes the Use of Certain Execution Methods Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 4)
Yea
April 10, 2014 SB 196 Authorizes School Voucher Program Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Nay
April 7, 2014 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
April 7, 2014 SB 2039 Reduces Lifetime Eligibility for Certain Welfare Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Did Not Vote
March 27, 2014 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
Yea
March 24, 2014 SB 2115 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Certain Students Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Nay
March 13, 2014 SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
Yea
March 3, 2014 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2014 SB 1496 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 SJR 123 Requires Election of Attorney General Position Amendment Rejected - Senate
(15 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 8)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 1191 Requires Disclosure of Recordings of Livestock Abuse Within 24 Hours Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Yea
April 16, 2013 SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Yea
March 14, 2013 SB 514 Prohibits Universities from Disciplining Students Who Refuse to Treat Someone Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2013 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
Yea
April 30, 2012 SB 3597 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Groups at Public Universities Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HB 2566 Increases Kindergarten Age Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
April 25, 2012 SB 2580 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
April 24, 2012 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
Yea
April 24, 2012 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
April 23, 2012 SJR 710 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Yea
April 16, 2012 SB 2514 Amends Eligibility Requirements for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
April 12, 2012 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 13)
Yea
March 19, 2012 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2012 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 2012 SB 1514 State Senate Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 13, 2012 HB 1555 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 13, 2012 HB 1558 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
May 20, 2011 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
May 20, 2011 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Yea
May 20, 2011 SB 1915 Increases Contribution Limits to Campaigns Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
May 20, 2011 SB 49 Prohibits Instruction of Non-Heterosexual Human Sexuality in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 10)
Yea
May 18, 2011 SJR 221 Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit State Income Tax Amendment Adopted - Senate
(26 - 4)
Yea
May 12, 2011 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 8)
Yea
May 2, 2011 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Yea
April 21, 2011 SB 485 Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 10)
Yea
April 18, 2011 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 8)
Yea
April 15, 2011 SJR 221 Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit State Income Tax Senate Co-sponsor
March 14, 2011 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications Senate Co-sponsor
March 10, 2011 SB 1528 Amends Requirements for Teacher Tenure Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
March 9, 2011 SJR 18 Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax Amendment Adopted - Senate
(28 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2011 SJR 18 Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax Senate Co-sponsor
June 9, 2010 HB 670 Requiring Correctional Facilities to Determine Immigration Status of Inmates Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(24 - 7)
Did Not Vote
June 4, 2010 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(18 - 7)
Yea
May 27, 2010 SB 3012 Guns in Bars Veto Override Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HB 270 Citizenship Status for Voting and Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 12)
Yea
May 10, 2010 SB 63 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
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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