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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2010 HF 2531 Appropriations and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2010 SF 2379 Requiring County Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Weapons Permits to Qualified Applicants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 4)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2010 SF 2389 Iowa Jobs II Program and Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 17)
Did Not Vote
March 27, 2010 Amdt 5371 Authorizing Qualified Individuals to Conceal Weapons Without a Permit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(20 - 28)
Yea
March 26, 2010 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 31)
Yea
March 26, 2010 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(37 - 12)
Nay
March 22, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Nay
March 18, 2010 HF 2518 Retirement Contribution Rate Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Did Not Vote
March 17, 2010 SF 2380 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
March 16, 2010 SF 2376 2010-2011 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Nay
March 16, 2010 SF 2378 Increase in Fees for Traffic Violations Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 17)
Nay
March 11, 2010 SF 2357 Prohibiting Firearm Possession by Domestic Violence Perpetrators Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Nay
March 8, 2010 HF 788 Prohibiting Liquor Licensees from Permitting Criminal Activity Adjacent to Their Premises Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2010 SF 2062 State Worker Retirement Incentive Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(41 - 6)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 1, 2010 SF 2088 Government Reorganization Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 15)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2010 HF 2030 School District Budget Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2010 SF 2033 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 17)
Nay
April 25, 2009 SF 376 Bonds Issuance for Infrastructure Projects and the Creation of an Iowa Jobs Program, Board, and Fund. Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
April 25, 2009 SF 477 Appropriation Bonds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Nay
March 19, 2009 SF 389 Health Insurance Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2009 SF 218 Growth Percentage for State School Foundation Program Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2009 SF 137 Wage Discrimination Policy and Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2009 SF 44 Expediting Local-Option Tax Approval in Disaster Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 18)
Nay
April 24, 2008 SF 2432 Prison and Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 13)
Nay
April 22, 2008 HF 2663 Statewide Sales Tax Increase for School Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 11)
Nay
April 22, 2008 S 5408 Changes to School Infrastructure Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - Senate
(20 - 30)
Yea
April 17, 2008 S 5377 to SF 2425 Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 27)
Yea
April 17, 2008 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Nay
April 15, 2008 S 5355 to SF 2420 State Funding of Road Projects Amendment Rejected - Senate
(17 - 32)
Yea
April 15, 2008 SF 2420 Increasing Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 14)
Nay
April 8, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Nay
April 7, 2008 HF 2539 Health Care Expansion Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 6)
Yea
March 31, 2008 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
March 24, 2008 HF 2645 Public Employee Collective Bargaining and Teacher Termination Policy Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Nay
March 19, 2008 SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(47 - 2)
Yea
March 13, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(23 - 27)
Yea
March 12, 2008 SF 2355 Time Off to Attend Presidential Precinct Caucuses Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 10)
Nay
March 10, 2008 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 SF 2216 State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 14)
Nay
April 27, 2007 HF 920 Univeristy Capital Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 10)
Yea
April 25, 2007 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate
(37 - 13)
Yea
April 25, 2007 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2007 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 427 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 604 Commercial Residential Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Nay
April 23, 2007 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Nay
April 19, 2007 SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 14)
Nay
April 19, 2007 SF 596 Electronic Downloads Tax Creation and Regulation Adjustments for Cigarette Retailers Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
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.

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