Issue Category

64 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/01/11 HB 279 Increased Age Requirement for Child Restraints
Bill Passed - House (129 - 43)
Nay
2/09/11 HB 72 Establish an English-Only Driving Test
Bill Tabled - House (115 - 50)
Yea
4/01/09 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation
Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
Yea
3/30/09 SB 67 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations
Bill Passed - House (104 - 58)
Yea
3/12/09 HB 23 Age-Specific Ban on Wireless Communication While Driving
Bill Passed - House (138 - 34)
Nay
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
4/04/08 HB 978 Vehicle Seizures for Unlicensed Drivers
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 44)
Did Not Vote
4/04/08 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax
Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
Yea
3/27/08 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax
Resolution Passed - House (136 - 35)
Yea
3/20/08 SB 350 Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License
Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
Yea
3/11/08 HB 1158 Motor Vehicle Trauma Care Fee
Bill Passed - House (164 - 7)
Yea
3/06/08 SB 276 Expanding Automotive Insurance Coverage
Bill Passed - House (141 - 3)
Yea
3/05/08 SR 796 Property Tax Assessment Cap
Resolution Failed - House (110 - 62)
Yea
2/28/08 HB 978 Vehicle Seizures for Undocumented Immigrant Traffic Violations
Bill Passed - House (104 - 51)
Yea
3/20/07 HCS HB 77 Red Light Camera Law
Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
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:

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  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
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