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New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 17, 2011 S2636 Reduction of Toll Road Prices Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 S 958 Authorizes the Limited Sale of Syringes and Needles Without a Prescription Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2011 S 2381 Electric Generation Facilities Pilot Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 6)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2011 S2636 Reduction of Toll Road Prices Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 20, 2010 S 2576 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Senate Sponsor
Dec. 13, 2010 ACR 151 Concerning Legislative Review of the NJ Medical Marijuana Program Resolution Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2010 S 2139 2010-2011 Supplemental Health Services Budget Veto Override Failed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2010 A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
July 8, 2010 S 29 Reducing the property tax levy cap Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(36 - 3)
Yea
June 28, 2010 A 3009 Professional Sports Team Specialty License Plates Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
June 28, 2010 S 2036 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Did Not Vote
June 28, 2010 S 2090 Car Inspection Waiver Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Did Not Vote
June 28, 2010 S 2094 Limiting State Alternate Benefit Program for Higher Education Faculty Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 2105 Delaying the Effective Date of the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 5)
Did Not Vote
June 28, 2010 S 2139 2010-2011 Supplemental Health Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 10)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 29 Reducing the property tax levy cap Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 3000 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
June 21, 2010 S 2139 2010-2011 Supplemental Health Services Budget Senate Co-sponsor
June 21, 2010 SCR 108 Appeal to Governor Against Joining Federal Health Care Lawsuit Resolution Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
June 10, 2010 SCR 108 Requesting Governor Not Join Lawsuit Against Enforcement of Federal Health Care Legislation Senate Co-sponsor
May 20, 2010 A 10 Increasing Income Tax Rate on Income Exceeding $1 Million Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
March 22, 2010 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 A 2215 Loans for Development of Green Buildings House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2010 A 1678 Establishing a New Jersey Homebuyer Tax Credit Program House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2010 A 2029 Chiropractic Regulation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2010 A 4378 Exception to the Ban on Former State Employees Working for the Casino Industry Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2010 S 119 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2010 S 2905 Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 7, 2010 S 1967 Legalizing Same Sex Marriage Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 20)
Yea
Dec. 10, 2009 A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Yea
Dec. 10, 2009 S 2905 Requiring Chain Restaurants to Post Nutrition Information Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
June 26, 2009 A 339 Handgun Purchasing Limitations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A 3372 Wages in Board of Public Utilities Construction Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A 3901 Issuing Bonds for Conservation and Preservation Purposes Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A 4048 2009 Economic Package Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A 4100 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A 4111 State Employee Wage Increases Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
June 25, 2009 A4141 Eliminating Non-Operating School Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
June 25, 2009 S 702 Promoting Purchase of Energy-Efficient Homes Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Did Not Vote
June 18, 2009 A 3101 Creating Homelessness Trust Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
Yea
June 18, 2009 S 1880 Establishing Criminal Sentencing Commission Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 7)
Yea
May 21, 2009 A 2451 Vote by Mail Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
May 7, 2009 A 3901 Issuing Bonds for Conservation and Preservation Purposes House Co-sponsor
March 16, 2009 S 2091 Formalizing Palimony Agreements Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Nay
March 16, 2009 S 21 Local Government PERS/PFRS Contribution Deferral Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
March 16, 2009 S 2577 Age-Restricted Housing Exemptions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2009 S 119 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2008 A 3373 Amending NJ STARS/NJ STARS II Scholarship Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 4)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2008 S 1599 Mortgage and Housing Assistance Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
Nov. 24, 2008 A 3294 Capital Investment and Employment Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 7)
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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