Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/14/10 HB 1055 Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 63)
Yea
3/26/10 HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications
Bill Passed - House (111 - 55)
Yea
3/17/10 HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers
Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
Yea
2/11/10 HB 947 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (122 - 44)
Yea
4/03/09 HB 119 2009-2010 State Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 41)
Yea
4/01/09 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation
Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
Yea
3/25/09 SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption
Bill Failed - House (109 - 63)
Yea
3/23/09 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 55)
Yea
3/12/09 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification
Bill Passed - House (92 - 79)
Yea
3/12/09 HB 480 Car Tax Amendments
Bill Passed - House (133 - 39)
Yea
3/09/09 HB 160 Speeding Fee
Bill Passed - House (113 - 53)
Nay
2/12/09 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Bill Passed - House (110 - 63)
Yea
1/30/09 HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization
Bill Passed - House (117 - 55)
Yea
4/04/08 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax
Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
Yea
4/01/08 HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions
Bill Passed - House (154 - 18)
Yea
4/01/08 HR 1246 Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Resolution Passed - House (166 - 7)
Yea
3/27/08 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax
Resolution Passed - House (136 - 35)
Yea
3/11/08 HB 1133 Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations
Bill Passed - House (92 - 73)
Yea
3/11/08 HB 1158 Motor Vehicle Trauma Care Fee
Bill Passed - House (164 - 7)
Yea
3/05/08 SR 796 Property Tax Assessment Cap
Resolution Failed - House (110 - 62)
Yea
3/04/08 HB 1245 Public Defender Funding Amendments
Bill Passed - House (141 - 21)
Yea
1/31/08 HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission
Bill Passed - House (119 - 48)
Yea
3/27/07 HCS HB 340 Children’s Health Care Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (101 - 63)
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.