Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/30/10 HB 1143 Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds Requirement and Health Care Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 44)
Yea
4/22/10 HJR 37 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate
Joint Resolution Passed - House (74 - 42)
Yea
4/19/10 HB 7223 HMO Plans for Medicaid Coverage
Bill Passed - House (80 - 34)
Did Not Vote
4/09/10 SB 6 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (64 - 55)
Yea
3/18/10 HB 1207 Election Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
Yea
7/27/09 HJR 37 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/08/09 SB 2600 2009-2010 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 43)
Yea
5/08/09 SB 788 Gambling Expansion
Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 35)
Yea
5/01/09 HB 1495 Property Insurance Law Modifications
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 35)
Yea
5/01/09 HB 479 Amendments Regarding Public Employee Retirement
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 23)
Yea
5/01/09 SB 360 Growth Management Deregulation
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 37)
Yea
4/29/09 Amdt 337171 Expanding Unemployment Benefits Eligibility
Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 71)
Nay
4/27/09 HB 1219 Permitting Offshore Drilling
Bill Passed - House (70 - 43)
Yea
4/23/09 Amdt 168357 Extended Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Premium Rate Freeze
Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 76)
Nay
4/23/09 HB 1293 Changes in High School Graduation Standards
Bill Passed - House (75 - 42)
Yea
3/31/09 HB 903 Capping Attorney Fees in Workers' Compensation Lawsuits
Bill Passed - House (84 - 35)
Yea
3/26/09 Amdt 677495 Amendments to Attorney Fee Cap in Workers Compensation Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 69)
Nay
2/26/09 HB 1219 Permitting Offshore Drilling
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/14/09 SB 2-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 43)
Yea
5/01/08 HB 5001 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 44)
Yea
4/28/08 SB 2692 Teaching Evolution in Public Schools
Bill Passed - House (71 - 43)
Yea
4/24/08 Amdt 28283 Commuter Trains in Orlando
Amendment Rejected - House (54 - 64)
Nay
4/23/08 HJR 7125 State and Local Government Revenue Limitations
Joint Resolution Passed - House (79 - 38)
Yea
4/23/08 HJR 949 Property Taxes Cap
Joint Resolution Passed - House (79 - 38)
Yea
4/10/08 HB 5001 2008-2009 Budget
Bill Passed - House (72 - 41)
Yea
3/26/08 HB 503 Firearms in Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (72 - 42)
Yea
3/12/08 HB 7009 2007-2008 Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - House (77 - 41)
Yea
6/14/07 SJR 4B Property Tax Amendments
Joint Resolution Passed - House (74 - 43)
Yea
5/02/07 CS SB 1710 State University Tuition Increase
Bill Passed - House (79 - 37)
Yea
5/01/07 CS HB 1277 Early Rental Termination Fee Act
Bill Passed - House (101 - 14)
Yea
4/30/07 CS HB 1047 Casino Regulations
Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
Yea
4/30/07 CS HB 1079 Funding for Professional Sports Franchise Facilities
Bill Passed - House (74 - 41)
Yea
4/30/07 HB 7145 Private School Scholarship Program Expansion Act
Bill Passed - House (84 - 34)
Yea
4/27/07 CS CS HB 1231 Prostitution Act
Bill Passed - House (85 - 31)
Yea
4/27/07 CS HB 1497 Abortion Waiting Periods
Bill Passed - House (71 - 42)
Yea
4/27/07 CS HB 71 Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Bill Passed - House (76 - 39)
Yea
4/26/07 CS HB 323 Baseball Stadium Funding Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (86 - 24)
Yea
4/25/07 CS HB 7189 Kidcare Eligibility Expansion
Bill Passed - House (98 - 14)
Nay
4/18/07 HJR 7089 Property Tax Reduction Amendment
Resolution Passed - House (78 - 40)
Yea
3/22/07 HB 7033 Privatization of Toll Roads
Bill Passed - House (74 - 40)
Yea
1/22/07 CS HB 1A Hurricane Insurance
Conference Report Adopted - House (116 - 2)
Yea
12/06/06 CS HB 71 Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/02/06 HB 1037 Campaign Financing
Bill Passed - House (81 - 36)
Yea
5/02/06 HJR 447 Classroom Size Requirements and 65 Percent of School Funding for Classroom Instruction
Amendment Adopted - House (74 - 40)
Yea
4/06/06 A 990241 Stem Cell Research Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73)
Nay
4/06/06 A 990255 Florida KidCare Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (34 - 75)
Yea
4/06/06 A 990264 Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (34 - 81)
Nay
4/06/06 A 990269 Teacher Salary Increase Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (37 - 72)
Nay
4/05/06 HB 7009 Review of Local Government Managers
Bill Passed - House (85 - 32)
Yea
3/23/06 HB 205 Prohibition of Certain Financial Assistance to International Students
Bill Passed - House (96 - 23)
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.