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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 28, 2014 SB 741 Establishes Certain Medicaid Coverage Bill Passed - House
(75 - 37)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(61 - 57)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House
(65 - 49)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 741 Establishes Certain Medicaid Coverage Senate Co-sponsor
May 25, 2012 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House
(60 - 52)
Nay
May 24, 2012 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House
(94 - 22)
Yea
May 9, 2012 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House
(74 - 43)
Nay
March 29, 2012 Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House
(32 - 68)
Nay
May 30, 2011 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Bill Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Nay
April 13, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Passed - House
(73 - 43)
Yea
April 27, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 41)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 21)
Yea
May 31, 2007 SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House
(70 - 44)
Nay
May 1, 2007 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 42)
Nay
April 26, 2007 HB 317 Abortion Notification Bill Bill Failed - House
(55 - 62)
Nay
March 29, 2007 HB 1769 Smoking Ban in Vehicles Bill Failed - House
(18 - 91)
Nay
March 1, 2007 HB 138 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House
(67 - 46)
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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