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Maine Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 14, 2012 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(71 - 69)
Yea
April 11, 2012 LD 1810 Regulatory Takings Bill Passed - House
(74 - 72)
Yea
March 12, 2012 LD 1603 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Concealed Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(84 - 55)
Yea
June 9, 2011 LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(72 - 65)
Yea
June 7, 2011 LD 1046 Transgender Discrimination Law Amendments "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - House
(61 - 81)
Yea
June 7, 2011 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House
(66 - 81)
Yea
May 31, 2011 LD 804 Proposal to Create a Unicameral State Legislature "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House
(78 - 66)
Nay
May 12, 2011 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(78 - 68)
Yea
March 31, 2011 LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration House Co-sponsor
April 12, 2010 LD 1826 Bond Authorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(102 - 44)
Nay
April 7, 2010 LD 1826 Bond Authorization Bill Passed - House
(100 - 48)
Nay
April 6, 2010 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(78 - 67)
Nay
April 6, 2010 LD 1830 Suspending Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(91 - 53)
Nay
March 26, 2010 LD 1552 Repealing Maine Tree Growth Program Eligibility for Use of "Bonded Laborers" Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 68)
Nay
March 25, 2010 LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - House
(62 - 83)
Nay
March 17, 2010 LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House
(91 - 51)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2010 LD 56 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House
(50 - 95)
Nay
June 12, 2009 LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(74 - 69)
Nay
June 11, 2009 LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - House
(85 - 59)
Nay
June 9, 2009 LD 285 Delay of School District Consolidation Penalties Bill Passed - House
(110 - 36)
Yea
June 5, 2009 LD 1088 Income and Sales Tax Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(84 - 54)
Nay
June 5, 2009 LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - House
(83 - 53)
Nay
June 5, 2009 LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - House
(65 - 72)
Nay
June 3, 2009 LD 1329 Resort Casino in Oxford County "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(90 - 55)
Nay
June 1, 2009 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - House
(81 - 56)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2009 LD 353 2009-2011 Biennial Budget Bill Passed - House
(119 - 26)
Yea
May 13, 2009 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(82 - 63)
Nay
May 5, 2009 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Bill Passed - House
(89 - 57)
Nay
April 15, 2008 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 64)
Nay
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)
Nay
April 4, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 47)
Nay
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)
Nay
March 31, 2008 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 55)
Nay
March 25, 2008 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House
(92 - 46)
Nay
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)
Nay
June 6, 2007 HCA T Education Reform and School Consolidation Amendment Adopted - House
(114 - 27)
Yea
June 6, 2007 LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House
(90 - 49)
Nay
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)
Did Not Vote
April 24, 2007 LD 805 Washington County Indian Casino Authorization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 59)
Nay
May 24, 2006 HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 73)
Nay
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)
Yea
April 28, 2006 LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Bill Passed - House
(76 - 68)
Nay
April 28, 2006 LD 2056 Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(123 - 18)
Yea
April 27, 2006 LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(68 - 77)
Nay
April 27, 2006 LD 1974 2006-2007 Supplemental Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(82 - 63)
Yea

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
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