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Maine Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 17, 2014 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
April 3, 2014 LD 1838 Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund' "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
March 12, 2014 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2014 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Failed - Senate
(20 - 13)
Yea
June 19, 2013 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Nay
June 18, 2013 LD 1540 Authorizes School Assessment System Implementation "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
May 23, 2013 LD 1546 Establishes New Spirits Contract to Repay Hospital Debt, and Expands Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(25 - 9)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Senate Co-sponsor
April 30, 2013 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SP 550 Alleges Support For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2013 LD 405 Increases the Maximum Vehicle Registration Fee Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
April 3, 2013 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
April 2, 2013 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
March 27, 2013 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine House Co-sponsor
Feb. 21, 2013 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage House Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2013 LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol House Co-sponsor
April 14, 2012 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Nay
March 8, 2012 LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
June 10, 2011 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 14)
Nay
June 8, 2011 LD 1046 Transgender Discrimination Law Amendments "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - Senate
(11 - 23)
Nay
June 6, 2011 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - Senate
(15 - 18)
Nay
May 16, 2011 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Nay
April 15, 2008 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 64)
Yea
April 15, 2008 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization Veto Override Failed - House
(94 - 49)
Yea
April 14, 2008 LD 2304 Driver's License Residency Requirement Bill Passed - House
(108 - 29)
Yea
April 4, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 47)
Yea
April 4, 2008 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization Bill Passed - House
(98 - 32)
Yea
April 2, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Rejected - House
(97 - 46)
Yea
March 31, 2008 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 55)
Yea
March 25, 2008 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House
(92 - 46)
Yea
June 15, 2007 LD 701 Slot Machine Authorization Bill Passed - House
(101 - 38)
Yea
June 13, 2007 LD 1925 Tax Cuts Bill Passed - House
(87 - 49)
Yea
June 6, 2007 HCA T Education Reform and School Consolidation Amendment Adopted - House
(114 - 27)
Did Not Vote
June 6, 2007 LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(90 - 49)
Yea
May 23, 2007 LD 1635 Recreational Bear Trapping Ban "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(82 - 60)
Yea
April 26, 2007 LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Veto Override Failed - House
(38 - 92)
Nay
April 24, 2007 LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 59)
Yea
May 24, 2006 HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 73)
Yea
May 24, 2006 LD 1021 Police and Firefighter Insurance Bill Passed - House
(72 - 71)
Nay
May 22, 2006 LD 1481 Procedures for Citizen Proposed Initiatives Bill Passed - House
(75 - 66)
Nay
April 28, 2006 LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Bill Passed - House
(76 - 68)
Yea
April 28, 2006 LD 2056 Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(123 - 18)
Nay
April 27, 2006 LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(68 - 77)
Yea
April 27, 2006 LD 1974 2006-2007 Supplemental Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(82 - 63)
Did Not Vote
April 11, 2006 LD 235 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(73 - 70)
Yea
March 30, 2006 LD 1640 Charter School Pilot Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 63)
Yea
March 28, 2006 LD 1912 Maine House of Representative’s Age Requirement Resolution Failed - House
(77 - 65)
Yea
March 7, 2006 LD 1798 Standardized Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(73 - 68)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2006 LD 1690 Race Tracks and Casinos in Washington County Veto Override Failed - House
(63 - 77)
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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