Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/29/12 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 53)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 347 Reduces Unemployment Benefits
Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 60)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 797 Establishes a State Charter School Commission
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (117 - 55)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 861 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (110 - 56)
Yea
3/29/12 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks
Conference Report Adopted - House (106 - 59)
Yea
3/29/12 SB 410 Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance
Bill Passed - House (94 - 67)
Yea
3/27/12 SB 362 Authorizes the Recovery and Sale of Deadhead Logs
Bill Failed - House (67 - 93)
Yea
3/07/12 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide
Bill Passed - House (124 - 45)
Yea
3/07/12 HB 861 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (114 - 59)
Yea
3/05/12 HB 717 Penalties for Owners of Dogs Involved in a Second Assault
Bill Failed - House (82 - 73)
Yea
3/05/12 HB 972 Regulation of Pain Management Clinics
Bill Passed - House (124 - 38)
Yea
2/29/12 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - House (102 - 65)
Yea
2/22/12 HR 1162 Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools
Amendment Adopted - House (123 - 48)
Yea
2/09/12 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks
None - House
Sponsor
2/08/12 HR 1162 Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools
Amendment Rejected - House (110 - 62)
Yea
2/03/12 HB 829 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (101 - 53)
Yea
1/23/12 SB 312 Require Development Activities for Certain Public Benefits
None - Senate
Sponsor
8/25/11 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
Yea
8/23/11 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (104 - 56)
Yea
8/18/11 HB 1EX House Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (108 - 64)
Yea
4/26/11 HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (90 - 73)
Yea
4/14/11 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 58)
Yea
4/14/11 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (112 - 59)
Yea
4/14/11 SB 36 Prescription Drug Database
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (131 - 32)
Yea
4/12/11 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays
Bill Passed - House (127 - 44)
Yea
3/30/11 SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs
Bill Passed - House (92 - 68)
Nay
3/30/11 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits
Bill Passed - House (96 - 67)
Yea
3/16/11 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact
Bill Passed - House (108 - 63)
Yea
3/10/11 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State
Bill Passed - House (111 - 47)
Yea
3/03/11 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act
Bill Passed - House (113 - 56)
Yea
3/01/11 HB 279 Increased Age Requirement for Child Restraints
Bill Passed - House (129 - 43)
Yea
3/01/11 HB 326 Amends the HOPE Scholarship Program
Bill Passed - House (152 - 22)
Yea
2/28/11 HB 24 Amending Rules of Evidence
Bill Passed - House (162 - 5)
Yea
2/22/11 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots
Bill Passed - House (148 - 20)
Yea
2/09/11 HB 72 Establish an English-Only Driving Test
Bill Tabled - House (115 - 50)
Yea
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)
Nay
3/26/10 HB 236 Review Process for the Operations of State Entities
Bill Failed - House (77 - 81)
Nay
3/22/10 HR 1086 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates
Resolution Failed - House (111 - 61)
Nay
3/17/10 HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers
Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
Nay
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)
Nay
4/03/09 HB 2 Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 47)
Nay
4/03/09 SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration
Bill Passed - House (140 - 67)
Nay
4/01/09 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation
Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
Nay
3/30/09 SB 67 English Only Requirement for Driver's License Examinations
Bill Passed - House (104 - 58)
Nay
3/25/09 SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption
Bill Failed - House (109 - 63)
Nay
3/23/09 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 55)
Nay
3/12/09 HB 23 Age-Specific Ban on Wireless Communication While Driving
Bill Passed - House (138 - 34)
Yea
3/12/09 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification
Bill Passed - House (92 - 79)
Nay

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.