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Key Votes

Kate Brown's Voting Records

Full Name: Kate Brown
Office: Secretary of State (OR), Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Dan; 2 Stepchildren: Dylan, Jessie
Birth Date: 06/21/1960
Birth Place: Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain
Home City: Portland, OR

Oregon Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 11, 2008 SB 1080 Driver's License Residency Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 7)
Nay
June 20, 2007 SB 10 Legislative Ethics Reform Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 4)
Yea
June 20, 2007 SB 329 Oregon Health Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Yea
June 18, 2007 SB 571 Smoking Ban Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 12)
Yea
June 18, 2007 SB 863 Regulating Automated Phone Calls Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 8)
Yea
June 14, 2007 HB 2637 Cyberbullying Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Yea
June 6, 2007 HB 2871 Consumer Finance Regulation Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
June 4, 2007 HB 2203 Expanding Payday and Title Loan Regulation Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
June 4, 2007 HB 2760 Annexation of Unincorporated Land Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 4)
Yea
May 29, 2007 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
Yea
May 25, 2007 HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 5)
Yea
May 11, 2007 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 7)
Yea
April 10, 2007 SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
March 15, 2007 HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
March 8, 2007 SB 426 School Districts Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
March 5, 2007 SB 838 Renewable Electricity Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2007 SB 426 School Districts Insurance Pool Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2007 SB 10 Legislative Ethics Reform Senate Sponsor
April 20, 2006 HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 4)
Yea
April 20, 2006 SB 1105 Payday Loan Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 8)
Yea
April 20, 2006 SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 8)
Yea
April 20, 2006 SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 7)
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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