Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/22/09 A 1039 Albany Parking Permits
Bill Passed - House (99 - 42)
Yea
6/17/09 A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools
Bill Passed - House (129 - 18)
Yea
6/14/09 A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/08/09 A 1867 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers
Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
Yea
6/01/09 A 8501 Government Consolidation Bill
Bill Passed - House (118 - 26)
Yea
5/20/09 S 1290 Anti-Shackling Bill
Bill Passed - House (119 - 21)
Did Not Vote
5/12/09 A 7732 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - House (89 - 52)
Yea
5/06/09 A 8180 Supplemental Fees and Taxes for MTA
Bill Passed - House (86 - 56)
Yea
4/28/09 A 6468 Microstamping Requirement for Semiautomatic Pistols
Bill Passed - House (94 - 47)
Yea
4/28/09 A 801 Renewal Requirement for Pistol and Revolver Licenses
Bill Passed - House (87 - 58)
Yea
4/22/09 A 7732 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
None - House
Sponsor
3/31/09 A 156-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (91 - 56)
Yea
3/31/09 A 157-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (85 - 61)
Yea
3/31/09 A 158-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (88 - 59)
Yea
3/31/09 A 159-B Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (86 - 59)
Yea
2/19/09 A 5710 Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination
None - House
Sponsor
2/03/09 A 163-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (102 - 44)
Did Not Vote
2/03/09 S 249-A Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (104 - 42)
Did Not Vote
2/02/09 A 1686 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases
Bill Passed - House (100 - 43)
Did Not Vote
2/02/09 A 1688 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws
Bill Passed - House (94 - 49)
Did Not Vote
2/02/09 A 2005 Expanding Rent Control Coverage
Bill Passed - House (91 - 52)
Did Not Vote
2/02/09 A 860 Increasing Income and Rent Threshold to Qualify for Rent Deregulation
Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
Did Not Vote
1/14/09 A 2005 Expanding Rent Control Coverage
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/09/09 A 1688 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws
None - House
Sponsor
1/07/09 A 860 Increasing Income and Rent Threshold to Qualify for Rent Deregulation
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/06/09 A 1686 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases
None - House
Sponsor
8/19/08 A 11838 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (118 - 24)
Yea
8/16/08 A 11838 None
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/24/08 A 11258 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
Bill Passed - House (141 - 3)
Yea
5/07/08 A 10083 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
Bill Passed - House (104 - 33)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 A 10219 Mortgage Bill of Rights
Bill Passed - House (122 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 A 8972 Foreclosure and Lending
Bill Passed - House (113 - 21)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 A 9695 Foreclosure Relief
Bill Passed - House (126 - 11)
Did Not Vote
4/09/08 S 6801 2008-2009 Legislative and Judiciary Budget
Bill Passed - House (110 - 37)
Yea
4/09/08 S 6807 Budget Financing
Bill Passed - House (107 - 41)
Nay
2/27/08 A 10083 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/13/08 A 9998 New York Racing Association Funding
Bill Passed - House (92 - 40)
Yea
1/16/08 A 9695 Foreclosure Relief
None - House
Sponsor
6/19/07 A 8590 Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - House (85 - 61)
Yea
6/06/07 A 8972 Foreclosure and Lending
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/29/07 A 7526 Ticket Resale Price Cap Removal
Bill Passed - House (106 - 36)
Did Not Vote
5/21/07 A 8590 Same-Sex Marriage
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/06/07 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
Bill Passed - House (127 - 19)
Nay
5/08/06 A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment
Bill Passed - House (81 - 59)
Yea
3/31/06 S 6451A 2006-2007 Legislature and Judiciary Budget
Bill Passed - House (136 - 6)
Did Not Vote
1/09/06 A 2302 Childproof Firearms Sales
Bill Passed - House (91 - 44)
Yea
1/09/06 A 2466 Assault Weapon Definition Amendments
Bill Passed - House (87 - 47)
Yea
5/03/05 A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment
None - House
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.