Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/03/12 HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 16)
Yea
5/02/12 HCR 2004 Establishes State Sovereignty Over Certain Natural Resources
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (38 - 20)
Yea
4/23/12 SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona
Bill Passed - House (35 - 15)
Did Not Vote
4/19/12 HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception
Conference Report Adopted - House (36 - 21)
Yea
4/19/12 SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act
Bill Passed - House (34 - 22)
Nay
4/11/12 HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 15)
Yea
4/10/12 HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 22)
Nay
4/10/12 SB 1449 Establishes a Recall Primary Election for a Recall Election
Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
Nay
4/09/12 HB 2199 Authorizes Confidential Environmental Audits by Businesses
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 15)
Yea
4/09/12 HB 2434 Requires Federal Agents to Notify Local Law Enforcement Prior to Taking Action
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (38 - 17)
Yea
3/28/12 SB 1118 Appropriates Funds for Forest Restoration
Bill Failed - House (18 - 40)
Yea
3/20/12 HB 2862 Appropriates Funds for Independent Redistricting Commission
Bill Passed - House (36 - 20)
Yea
3/06/12 HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings
Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
Yea
3/06/12 HCR 2056 Matches State Minimum Wage to Federal Minimum
Resolution Passed - House (39 - 18)
Yea
3/05/12 HB 2125 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Failed - House (28 - 31)
Yea
3/05/12 HB 2125 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - House (45 - 15)
Yea
3/05/12 HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers
Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
Yea
3/05/12 HCR 2043 Amends Requirements for Ballot Measures for Future Tax Increases
Resolution Passed - House (32 - 26)
Nay
3/01/12 HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children
Bill Passed - House (38 - 17)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 2519 Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (39 - 17)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception
Bill Passed - House (39 - 18)
Yea
3/01/12 HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses
Bill Passed - House (39 - 18)
Yea
2/29/12 HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards
Bill Passed - House (34 - 20)
Yea
2/21/12 HB 2563 Authorizing High School Elective Courses about the Bible
Bill Passed - House (42 - 15)
Yea
2/08/12 HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/07/12 HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/20/11 HB 2230 Relating to the 9/11 Memorial
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 20)
Yea
4/20/11 SB 1610 Official State Gun
Bill Passed - House (32 - 25)
Nay
4/18/11 SB 1402 Special License Plates
Bill Passed - House (31 - 28)
Yea
4/18/11 SB 1406 Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence
Bill Passed - House (40 - 19)
Yea
4/18/11 SB 1495 Establishment of an Arizona State Guard
Bill Passed - House (39 - 20)
Yea
4/14/11 SB 1609 Public Workers' Pensions
Bill Passed - House (36 - 20)
Yea
4/13/11 SB 1593 Authorizing Out-of-State Insurance Policies in Arizona
Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
Yea
4/11/11 HB 2191 Punitive Damage Awards
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 17)
Yea
4/01/11 SB 1617 K-12 Education Budget for 2011-2012
Bill Passed - House (39 - 20)
Yea
4/01/11 SB 1618 2011-2012 Budget Reconciliation for Higher Education
Bill Passed - House (38 - 21)
Nay
4/01/11 SB 1619 Provisions to Health and Health Care for 2011-2012 Budget
Bill Passed - House (39 - 20)
Nay
3/23/11 HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 20)
Nay
3/14/11 HB 2636 Flat Income Tax
Bill Passed - House (40 - 18)
Yea
3/07/11 HB 2415 Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools
Bill Passed - House (38 - 21)
Nay
2/28/11 HB 2384 Taxpayer Funding for Abortions
Bill Passed - House (40 - 18)
Did Not Vote
2/28/11 HB 2416 Abortion Regulations
Bill Passed - House (40 - 18)
Did Not Vote
2/21/11 HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender
Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
Nay
2/21/11 SB 1610 Official State Gun
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/16/11 HB 2001 Tax Reductions for Businesses
Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
Yea
2/14/11 HB 2001 Tax Reductions for Businesses
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/09/11 HB 2636 Flat Income Tax
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/07/11 HB 2619 Unemployment Security Special Assessment
None - House
Sponsor
1/25/11 HB 2534 Annexation of Land by Cities and Towns
Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
Yea
1/20/11 SB 1001 Request for Medicaid Waiver
Bill Passed - House (40 - 20)
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.