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Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 12, 2013 HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
June 23, 2013 SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
June 18, 2013 SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
June 14, 2013 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 11)
Did Not Vote
May 26, 2013 HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 5)
Yea
May 26, 2013 SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
May 22, 2013 HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
May 22, 2013 HB 950 Requires Equal Pay Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 13)
Yea
April 30, 2013 SB 1907 Authorizes Firearms in Vehicles on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
April 22, 2013 SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
Yea
April 18, 2013 SB 303 Amends the End-of-Life Care Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
Yea
April 10, 2013 SB 1467 Establishes Certain Tax Exemptions for Firearms Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
March 19, 2013 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2013 SB 303 Amends the End-of-Life Care Procedures Senate Sponsor
Dec. 5, 2012 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Senate Co-sponsor
June 27, 2011 SB 29 Restricts Certain Types of Touching During Searches by Government Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
June 22, 2011 SB 22 Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 13)
Yea
June 20, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
June 15, 2011 SB 9 Enforcement of Federal and State Immigration Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
June 6, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 12)
Yea
June 6, 2011 SB 8 Management and Operation of Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 12)
Yea
June 3, 2011 SB 1 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
June 2, 2011 SB 9 Enforcement of Federal and State Immigration Laws Senate Co-sponsor
May 31, 2011 SB 1 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Senate Co-sponsor
May 28, 2011 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
May 25, 2011 S Amdt 3 Prohibits Texting While Driving Amendment Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 23, 2011 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 2)
Yea
May 21, 2011 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Nay
May 9, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
May 9, 2011 SB 1581 Concealed Handguns on Campus Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
May 3, 2011 HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SJR 1 Urging Congress to Propose a Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 SB 16 Abortion Procedures Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2011 HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2011 SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care Senate Sponsor
Jan. 24, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Senate Sponsor
May 31, 2010 SB 7 Health Care Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2009 HB 1736 Increasing Wrongful Conviction Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 4)
Yea
April 15, 2009 SB 1049 Increasing Age Restriction on Tobacco Purchases Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 5)
Yea
April 14, 2009 SB 855 Authorizing County Taxes and Fees to Fund Transportation Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Yea
April 1, 2009 SB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 5)
Yea
March 31, 2009 SB 298 Authorizing Sobriety Checkpoints Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Nay
March 25, 2009 SB 175 Capping Automatic College Admissions Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Yea
March 19, 2009 SB 188 Authorizes Needle Exchange Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
Yea
March 11, 2009 SB 362 Requiring Proof of Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2009 SR 14 Majority Vote Requirement for Voter ID Bill Consideration Resolution Passed - Senate
(18 - 13)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2008 SB 188 Authorizes Needle Exchange Programs Senate Sponsor
May 23, 2007 CSHB 3678 Religious Expression at Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 3)
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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