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Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 28, 2010 SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 15)
Yea
April 17, 2009 Limit of 3 Percent on Tuition Increases Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 33)
Did Not Vote
April 17, 2009 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 23)
Did Not Vote
April 17, 2009 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 22)
Did Not Vote
April 16, 2009 Limmer Amdt Homosexuality in Education Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 37)
Nay
April 7, 2009 SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 29)
Yea
April 6, 2009 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 33)
Nay
May 13, 2008 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 10)
Yea
May 7, 2008 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(45 - 20)
Yea
March 6, 2008 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(57 - 9)
Yea
May 19, 2007 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 16)
Yea
May 16, 2007 SF 653 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(44 - 20)
Yea
May 8, 2007 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(44 - 21)
Yea
March 31, 2007 SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 29)
Yea
March 28, 2007 SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 23)
Yea
March 22, 2007 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 2)
Yea
May 20, 2006 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(43 - 24)
Yea
May 9, 2006 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 32)
Yea
April 12, 2006 SF 1459 School District Employees Statewide Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 27)
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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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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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