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North Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 3, 2011 HB 129 Regulates Competition Between Local Government and Private Business Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 10)
Yea
April 14, 2011 HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
April 14, 2011 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
Yea
March 28, 2011 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 16)
Yea
March 23, 2011 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination Senate Co-sponsor
March 9, 2011 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate
(31 - 19)
Yea
March 9, 2011 SB 283 State Senate Redistricting Senate Co-sponsor
March 2, 2011 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2011 SB 8 Repeal on the Number of Charter Schools Allowed Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2011 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2011 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 31, 2011 SB 8 None Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2011 SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination House Co-sponsor
July 9, 2010 HB 1973 Keep North Carolina Competitive Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 17)
Nay
July 9, 2010 HB 748 Campaign Financing Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 18)
Nay
July 8, 2010 HB 1035 Performance and Payment Bond Modification Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 13)
Nay
July 7, 2010 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Nay
July 7, 2010 SB 1015 Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 16)
Nay
June 30, 2010 SB 897 2010-2011Operations and Capital Improvement Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 15)
Nay
May 27, 2010 SB 704 School Change Models Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
May 20, 2010 SB 897 2010-2011Operations and Capital Improvement Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
Nay
Aug. 7, 2009 HB 836 Modifying Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 7, 2009 SB 943 Expanding Production Company Tax Credit Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 18)
Nay
Aug. 5, 2009 SB 202 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 18)
Nay
Aug. 5, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 18)
Nay
July 20, 2009 HB 1289 Lottery Sales Ban at Check Cashing Sites Motion Rejected - Senate
(20 - 23)
Nay
July 15, 2009 HB 1595 Malt Beverage Special Permit Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 11)
Nay
June 30, 2009 SB 311 Continuing Budget Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(35 - 13)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 442 Regulating the Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 25)
Nay
June 24, 2009 SB 943 Expanding Production Company Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 17)
Nay
June 2, 2009 SB 703 Restrictions on the State Treasurer Regarding the State Pension Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 10)
Nay
May 11, 2009 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Nay
May 6, 2009 SB 526 Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Nay
April 22, 2009 SB 287 State Health Plan Changes and Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
March 24, 2009 SB 287 State Health Plan Changes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 15 Limiting Per Diem Payments to Legislators Motion Agreed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2009 SB 15 Limiting Per Diem Payments to Legislators Senate
(37 - 11)
Co-sponsor
July 17, 2008 HB 2340 Prohibiting Children from Riding in Pickup Truck Beds Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 20)
Nay
July 17, 2008 HB 2499 Water Management During Droughts Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 9)
Nay
July 17, 2008 HB 2690 Durham County Meals Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 22)
Nay
July 16, 2008 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(43 - 1)
Yea
July 10, 2008 HB 822 Swine Farm Rebuilding Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 8)
Yea
July 8, 2008 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 14)
Nay
July 2, 2008 SB 1988 Outlaws Burning Crosses and Hanging Nooses Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 3)
Yea
June 19, 2008 HB 2436 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Nay
June 19, 2008 SB 1951 Repeal Land Transfer Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 6)
Yea
June 17, 2008 SB 1686 Restrictions on Public Smoking Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
Nay
May 22, 2008 SB 1951 Repeal Land Transfer Tax Senate Co-sponsor
May 20, 2008 SB 1695 Tractor Trailer Length Senate Co-sponsor

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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