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Ohio Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 27, 2010 SB 239 Allowing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
May 25, 2010 Collins-Taylor Nomination of Cathy Collin-Taylor as Director of the Department of Public Safety Nomination Rejected - Senate
(15 - 18)
Nay
May 18, 2010 SB 210 Establishing Health and Nutrition Standards in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 150 County Sheriff Assistance with Federal Immigration Law Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
March 24, 2010 SB 35 State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 11)
Yea
March 16, 2010 SB 239 Allowing Concealed Firearms in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2010 HJR 12 "Third Frontier" Program Extension Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2010 Schiavoni Amdt Casino Location Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(20 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2009 HB 318 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
Dec. 9, 2009 SB 8 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2009 SB 210 Establishing Health and Nutrition Standards in Schools Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 23, 2009 SJR 5 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2009 SJR 5 Redistricting Commission Senate Sponsor
July 13, 2009 HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
June 30, 2009 SCR 15 Resolution Opposing Federal Cap and Trade Legislation Resolution Passed - Senate
(21 - 11)
Yea
June 30, 2009 SCR 15 Resolution Opposing Federal Cap and Trade Legislation Senate Co-sponsor
June 29, 2009 SB 150 County Sheriff Assistance with Federal Immigration Law Enforcement Senate Co-sponsor
June 3, 2009 HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
March 18, 2009 HB 2 2009-2011 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Yea
March 3, 2009 SB 9 Transferable Tax Credit for Film Production Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2009 SB 8 Election Law Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 16, 2008 HB 649 Funding Veterans' Bonuses Using the Budget Stabilization Fund Bill Passed - House
(54 - 42)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2008 SB 380 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Yea
Dec. 10, 2008 HB 648 Increasing Restrictions on Access to Confidential Personal Information Bill Passed - House
(69 - 26)
Yea
May 28, 2008 SB 184 Lethal Force Against Intruders Bill Passed - House
(73 - 23)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HB 477 English Language for State Business Bill Passed - House
(54 - 42)
Yea
April 30, 2008 HB 545 Short Term Loans Bill Passed - House
(69 - 26)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2007 Amendment Foster Parent Confidentiality Amendment Adopted - House
(52 - 44)
Yea
June 27, 2007 SB 7 Eminent Domain Bill Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Yea
June 27, 2007 SJR 1 Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment Ballot Bill Bill Failed - House
(56 - 42)
Yea
June 19, 2007 HB 119 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(46 - 53)
Nay
May 16, 2007 Sub SB 16 Regulation of Sexually Oriented Business Bill Passed - House
(73 - 24)
Yea
May 25, 2006 HJR 13 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Failed - House
(58 - 37)
Yea
May 25, 2006 HJR 13 Redistricting Commission Joint Resolution Failed - House
(53 - 42)
Nay
May 25, 2006 Sub HB 184 U.S. and Ohio Mottos in Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Yea
May 24, 2006 Am Sub SB 185 Mortgage Lending Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 7)
Yea
May 23, 2006 Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Bill Passed - House
(65 - 30)
Yea
March 29, 2006 Am Sub SB 17 Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and Statute of Limitations Regarding Religious Figures Bill Passed - House
(77 - 18)
Yea
March 29, 2006 Am Sub SB 265 Air Pollution Bill Passed - House
(67 - 29)
Yea
March 21, 2006 HCR 36 Apportioning U.S. House Seats Resolution Passed - House
(71 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 15, 2006 Amdt. HB 9 Concealed Weapons Permit Disclosure Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(51 - 43)
Nay
March 8, 2006 Am Sub SB 7 WorkersÂ’ Compensation and Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(58 - 37)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2006 HB 3 Election Law Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 40)
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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