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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)
Yea
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)
Yea
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 11, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Senate Co-sponsor
March 4, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House
(72 - 58)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 HF 956 Amends Solar and Alternative Energy Requirements House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(71 - 56)
Yea
May 17, 2010 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(97 - 32)
Yea
May 11, 2010 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Bill Passed - House
(78 - 55)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 63)
Nay
May 4, 2010 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(79 - 54)
Yea
March 29, 2010 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(76 - 55)
Yea
March 11, 2010 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 44)
Yea
March 1, 2010 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 47)
Yea
May 18, 2009 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House
(73 - 60)
Yea
May 18, 2009 HF 2323 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 47)
Yea
May 18, 2009 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(70 - 64)
Yea
May 18, 2009 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(95 - 39)
Yea
May 17, 2009 HF 1362 Health Budget Veto Override Failed - House
(87 - 47)
Yea
May 17, 2009 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - House
(85 - 49)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 51)
Yea
May 8, 2009 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget Bill Passed - House
(78 - 51)
Yea
May 8, 2009 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 45)
Yea
May 5, 2009 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(74 - 57)
Yea
April 30, 2009 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Amendment Rejected - House
(60 - 72)
Nay
April 27, 2009 H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House
(66 - 66)
Nay
April 23, 2009 SF 2082 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(69 - 62)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HF 1797 Federal Stimulus Transportation Funding Bill Passed - House
(113 - 19)
Yea
March 2, 2009 HF 1231 2010-2011 Cultural and Outdoor Resources Budget House Sponsor
May 15, 2008 SF 960 Modification of the Definition of Dependents for Local Government Benefits Bill Passed - House
(83 - 50)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - House
(96 - 36)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(103 - 30)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(97 - 35)
Yea
May 12, 2008 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 50)
Yea
May 12, 2008 SF 2965 Surrogate Mother Regulations Bill Passed - House
(86 - 46)
Yea
May 8, 2008 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 49)
Yea
May 8, 2008 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 45)
Yea
May 7, 2008 Dean Amendment: Stem cell research that does not destroy, injure or create human embryos Amendment Rejected - House
(65 - 69)
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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