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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 9, 2012 SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 31)
Yea
May 8, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 9)
Yea
May 7, 2012 HF 2475 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Passed - House
(71 - 26)
Yea
April 3, 2012 HF 2450 Prohibits the Use of Traffic Cameras Bill Passed - House
(58 - 42)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HF 2380 Amends Education Provisions Bill Passed - House
(53 - 46)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HF 2385 Authorizes Professionals to Teach Certain High School Courses Bill Passed - House
(61 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HF 2215 Authorizes the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - House
(60 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HJR 2009 Prohibiting Mandatory Licensing and Registration of Guns Amendment Adopted - House
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 28)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 14, 2012 HF 2274 Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(59 - 40)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 33)
Yea
June 8, 2011 HF 697 State Budget for 2011-2012 Bill Passed - House
(54 - 38)
Yea
June 8, 2011 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(54 - 37)
Yea
May 10, 2011 SF 522 Establishing a Property Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(58 - 40)
Yea
March 28, 2011 HF 590 Establishes Economic Programs Bill Passed - House
(66 - 33)
Yea
March 23, 2011 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves Bill Passed - House
(58 - 39)
Yea
March 22, 2011 HF 534 School Instructional Hours and Days Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
March 8, 2011 HF 535 Repeals Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - House
(55 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HF 260 House Rule School Governance Bill Passed - House
(65 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 HF 194 Individual Income Tax Rate Reduction Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2011 HJR 6 Banning Same Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - House
(62 - 37)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HJR 6 None House Sponsor
April 25, 2008 H 8672 DUI Appeals Amendment Rejected - House
(45 - 50)
Yea
April 25, 2008 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(53 - 45)
Nay
April 25, 2008 SF 2432 Prison and Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - House
(53 - 43)
Nay
April 16, 2008 HF 2686 Employee Identification Verification Bill Passed - House
(84 - 16)
Yea
April 16, 2008 SF 2420 Increasing Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - House
(53 - 47)
Nay
April 14, 2008 SF 2216 State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools Bill Passed - House
(97 - 3)
Yea
April 10, 2008 SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - House
(88 - 10)
Yea
April 9, 2008 HF 2663 Statewide Sales Tax Increase for School Infrastructure Funding Bill Passed - House
(59 - 41)
Nay
April 8, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(54 - 45)
Nay
March 20, 2008 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - House
(81 - 16)
Yea
March 19, 2008 HF 2645 Public Employee Collective Bargaining and Teacher Termination Policy Bill Passed - House
(52 - 47)
Nay
March 12, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 40)
Nay
March 5, 2008 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - House
(75 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(56 - 44)
Nay
April 27, 2007 HF 920 Univeristy Capital Improvement Bonds Bill Passed - House
(51 - 44)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 427 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(59 - 37)
Nay
April 25, 2007 SF 588 2008-2009 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(56 - 40)
Nay
April 23, 2007 SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 3)
Yea
April 20, 2007 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(53 - 44)
Nay
April 18, 2007 SF 263 Land-Based Casinos Bill Passed - House
(71 - 26)
Nay
April 18, 2007 SF 430 Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions Bill Passed - House
(63 - 34)
Yea
April 18, 2007 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House
(66 - 32)
Nay
April 5, 2007 SF 277 Teacher Pay and Incentive Programs Bill Passed - House
(90 - 7)
Yea
March 29, 2007 HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - House
(55 - 40)
Nay
March 28, 2007 HF 877 Statewide Preschool Program Bill Passed - House
(56 - 43)
Nay
March 20, 2007 HF 653 Election Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(54 - 45)
Nay
March 13, 2007 SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(58 - 40)
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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