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Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 20, 2013 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House
(68 - 66)
Nay
May 19, 2013 HF 677 Amends State Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House
(69 - 65)
Yea
May 18, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(78 - 56)
Yea
May 17, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(73 - 61)
Yea
May 17, 2013 HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - House
(69 - 62)
Yea
May 17, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(76 - 56)
Yea
May 9, 2013 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(75 - 59)
Yea
May 8, 2013 HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Bill Passed - House
(74 - 60)
Yea
May 7, 2013 HF 956 Amends Solar and Alternative Energy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(70 - 63)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House
(72 - 57)
Yea
May 3, 2013 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(68 - 62)
Did Not Vote
April 25, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Bill Passed - House
(86 - 44)
Yea
April 23, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(83 - 50)
Yea
April 22, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(70 - 64)
Yea
March 14, 2013 HF 5 Establishes Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Conference Report Adopted - House
(72 - 61)
Yea
March 4, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House
(72 - 58)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 SF 723 Authorizes In-State Tuition and Financial Aid for Undocumented College Students Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(71 - 56)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility House Co-sponsor
May 9, 2012 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House
(71 - 60)
Yea
May 8, 2012 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(97 - 33)
Yea
May 7, 2012 HF 1485 Authorizes New Vikings Stadium Bill Passed - House
(73 - 58)
Yea
May 1, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House
(73 - 57)
Nay
April 30, 2012 HF 2795 Expands Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(97 - 34)
Yea
April 28, 2012 HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - House
(68 - 62)
Nay
April 23, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House
(77 - 50)
Nay
April 20, 2012 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House
(80 - 47)
Nay
April 18, 2012 HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - House
(80 - 48)
Nay
April 3, 2012 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - House
(72 - 57)
Nay
April 2, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - House
(75 - 56)
Nay
March 27, 2012 HF 657 Amends Ticket Sales Practices Bill Passed - House
(83 - 50)
Nay
March 26, 2012 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 60)
Nay
March 21, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House
(72 - 62)
Nay
March 20, 2012 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(72 - 62)
Nay
March 15, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Bill Passed - House
(74 - 59)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2012 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(85 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2012 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - House
(68 - 61)
Nay
July 19, 2011 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(71 - 57)
Nay
July 19, 2011 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(71 - 57)
Nay
July 19, 2011 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(71 - 56)
Nay
July 19, 2011 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(71 - 57)
Nay
July 19, 2011 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(76 - 50)
Yea
May 21, 2011 SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - House
(70 - 62)
Nay
May 19, 2011 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(69 - 63)
Nay
May 13, 2011 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - House
(71 - 61)
Nay
May 11, 2011 SF 86 Repeals Carbon Dioxide Emissions Prohibition Bill Passed - House
(76 - 54)
Nay
May 6, 2011 HF 1425 Legislative Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - House
(69 - 58)
Nay
April 6, 2011 SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House
(72 - 61)
Nay
April 6, 2011 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(70 - 62)
Nay
March 3, 2011 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(81 - 50)
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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