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Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 30, 2012 SB 3597 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Groups at Public Universities Bill Passed - House
(61 - 22)
Nay
April 27, 2012 SB 3310 Requires Abstinence-Centered Sex Education in Schools Bill Passed - House
(68 - 23)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2012 SJR 710 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Joint Resolution Passed - House
(70 - 27)
Nay
April 25, 2012 HB 2566 Increases Kindergarten Age Requirements Bill Passed - House
(68 - 30)
Yea
April 18, 2012 HB 3517 Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses Bill Passed - House
(80 - 18)
Yea
April 16, 2012 SB 3345 Limits the Number of Foreign Nationals that May Work in a Charter School Bill Passed - House
(63 - 29)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics Bill Passed - House
(72 - 24)
Yea
March 26, 2012 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(72 - 23)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(67 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 HB 2638 Prohibits Camping in Non-Designated Areas of Public Property Bill Passed - House
(70 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2012 SB 1514 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(75 - 19)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2012 HB 1555 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(67 - 25)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 12, 2012 HB 1558 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(68 - 25)
Did Not Vote
May 21, 2011 SB 1915 Increases Contribution Limits to Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(65 - 20)
Did Not Vote
May 20, 2011 SB 113 Teachers' Unions Negotiations Conference Report Adopted - House
(55 - 40)
Nay
May 20, 2011 SJR 127 Abortion Specifications Joint Resolution Passed - House
(76 - 18)
Yea
May 18, 2011 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
April 14, 2011 SB 16 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(57 - 35)
Nay
April 7, 2011 HB 368 Scientific Theories in the Classroom Bill Passed - House
(70 - 23)
Yea
March 24, 2011 SB 1528 Amends Requirements for Teacher Tenure Bill Passed - House
(65 - 32)
Nay
March 7, 2011 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - House
(70 - 27)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HB 670 Requiring Correctional Facilities to Determine Immigration Status of Inmates Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 30)
Did Not Vote
June 4, 2010 SB 3012 Guns in Bars Veto Override Passed - House
(61 - 30)
Nay
May 24, 2010 HJR 1253 Resolution Recognizing Arizona Statehood and New Immigration Policy Joint Resolution Passed - House
(67 - 27)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2010 SB 1092 Banning Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus Veto Override Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Nay
June 18, 2009 SB 2133 Charter School Access Expansion Bill Passed - House
(79 - 15)
Nay
June 3, 2009 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Veto Override Passed - House
(69 - 27)
Nay
June 1, 2009 HJR 369 Opposing the Adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill Passed - House
(70 - 20)
Yea
May 7, 2009 SB 433 Homeschool Diplomas Bill Passed - House
(61 - 27)
Nay
May 4, 2009 HB 959 Close Handgun Permit Records Bill Passed - House
(83 - 12)
Yea
April 27, 2009 SB 393 Prohibiting Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House
(67 - 24)
Nay
April 17, 2009 HJR 369 Urging Rejection of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child House Co-sponsor
April 6, 2009 HB 962 Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House
(70 - 26)
Nay
March 19, 2009 HB 390 Allowing Loaded "Long Guns" in Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(82 - 10)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 254 Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases Bill Passed - House
(82 - 11)
Yea
June 11, 2007 SB 1152 Tennessee Tollway Act Bill Passed - House
(72 - 21)
Yea
June 4, 2007 SB 2326 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(59 - 35)
Yea
May 2, 2007 HB 625 Tennessee Minimum Wage Act Bill Passed - House
(59 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2007 SB 1152 Tennessee Tollway Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 27, 2006 SB 3178 State Legislator’s Pension Plan Conference Report Adopted - House
(67 - 12)
Yea
May 26, 2006 HA 1609 to HB 1114 Primary Election Regulations Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(48 - 45)
Yea
May 26, 2006 HB 3402 Tennessee Minimum Wage Act Bill Passed - House
(52 - 43)
Yea
May 17, 2006 SB 3895 Revisions to TennCare Bill Passed - House
(78 - 19)
Yea
May 11, 2006 SB 1678 Establishing Voting Rights Guidelines for Convicted Felons Bill Passed - House
(57 - 40)
Yea
May 1, 2006 HA 1232 Sexual Orientation Amendment Adopted - House
(55 - 32)
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:

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  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

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