Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/26/09 SB 31 Energy Rate Increases to Finance Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Bill Passed - House (107 - 66)
Yea
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 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
4/02/08 SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees
Bill Failed - House (55 - 107)
Nay
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
3/20/08 SB 350 Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License
Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
Yea
3/19/08 Fleming AM 29 0700 Amending Capital Punishment Sentencing Procedures
Amendment Adopted - House (100 - 66)
Yea
3/19/08 SB 145 Amending Sentencing Guidelines for Murder
Bill Passed - House (112 - 55)
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
3/11/08 HB 1216 Regional Commissions
Bill Passed - House (134 - 30)
Nay
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
3/04/08 HB 1245 Public Defender Funding Amendments
Bill Passed - House (141 - 21)
Yea
3/04/08 HB 1281 Restricting Local Outdoor Water Regulations
Bill Passed - House (124 - 38)
Yea
2/28/08 HB 978 Vehicle Seizures for Undocumented Immigrant Traffic Violations
Bill Passed - House (104 - 51)
Yea
2/26/08 HR 413 English as the Official Language of Georgia
Resolution Failed - House (103 - 61)
Yea
2/21/08 HB 1281 Restricting Local Outdoor Water Regulations
None - House
Sponsor
2/20/08 HR 1206 Reassessing Georgia's Northern Border
Resolution Passed - House (136 - 26)
Yea
1/31/08 HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission
Bill Passed - House (119 - 48)
Yea
1/31/08 HB 89 Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (111 - 58)
Yea
1/29/08 HB 908 Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (141 - 29)
Yea
1/28/08 HB 301 Increasing Dogfighting Penalties
Bill Passed - House (165 - 6)
Yea
1/18/08 HR 1022 State-Wide Water Management Plan
Bill Passed - House (131 - 37)
Yea
3/27/07 HCS HB 163 Payday Loan Legalization and Regulation
Bill Failed - House (82 - 77)
Yea
3/27/07 HCS HB 340 Children’s Health Care Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (101 - 63)
Yea
3/20/07 HCS HB 185 Death Penalty Rules
Bill Passed - House (106 - 65)
Yea
3/20/07 HCS HB 487 President Primary Date Change Act
Bill Passed - House (154 - 11)
Yea
3/20/07 HCS HB 77 Red Light Camera Law
Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
Yea
3/19/07 HCS HB 147 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement
Bill Passed - House (116 - 54)
Yea
2/12/07 HB 89 Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (130 - 38)
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.