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Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 10, 2012 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 28)
Nay
May 7, 2012 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 22)
Yea
May 3, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 25)
Yea
May 3, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Veto Override Failed - Senate
(37 - 29)
Yea
April 28, 2012 HF 2171 Increases Hunting and Fishing Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 28)
Yea
April 28, 2012 HF 2795 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - Senate
(44 - 18)
Yea
April 24, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(48 - 17)
Yea
April 23, 2012 HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 25)
Yea
April 18, 2012 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 23)
Yea
April 5, 2012 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 29)
Yea
April 2, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 28)
Yea
March 19, 2012 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2012 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 23)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2012 Anderson Nomination Confirmation of Ellen Anderson as Public Utilities Commissioner Motion Rejected - Senate
(29 - 37)
Nay
July 19, 2011 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 27)
Yea
July 19, 2011 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 27)
Yea
July 19, 2011 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 28)
Yea
July 19, 2011 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 30)
Yea
July 19, 2011 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 23)
Yea
May 18, 2011 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(36 - 28)
Yea
May 17, 2011 HF 1425 Legislative Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 29)
Yea
May 17, 2011 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 28)
Yea
May 11, 2011 SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Adopted - Senate
(38 - 27)
Yea
April 27, 2011 SF 1308 Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2011 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(46 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2011 HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(49 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2011 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2011 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 SF 4 Repealing the Ban on Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 14)
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

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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