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New Mexico Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 28, 2011 SB 319 Eliminating Corporal Punishment Bill Failed - Senate
(18 - 18)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2010 SB 10 Limiting Food Tax Deduction to Staple Foods Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2010 SB 26 Establishing the Domestic Violence Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2009 SB 44 Prohibiting Smoking in Cars with Children Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 4 Working Families Tax Credit Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 2)
Yea
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 24 Tax Rebate Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2008 SB 68 Increasing Domestic Violence Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 5)
Yea
March 5, 2007 SB 1174 HPV Vaccine Requirement for Sixth Graders Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 3)
Did Not Vote

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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