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Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2013 HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(96 - 49)
Nay
June 24, 2013 SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(95 - 34)
Did Not Vote
June 21, 2013 SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(109 - 30)
Did Not Vote
June 21, 2013 SB 3 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(93 - 46)
Did Not Vote
June 21, 2013 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(93 - 47)
Did Not Vote
May 26, 2013 SB 1 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(118 - 29)
Yea
May 24, 2013 HB 950 Requires Equal Pay Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(78 - 61)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2013 SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(104 - 42)
Nay
May 15, 2013 SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Failed - House
(61 - 80)
Yea
May 10, 2013 HB 1340 Authorizes Certain Children to Consent to Immunizations Bill Passed - House
(71 - 61)
Yea
May 9, 2013 SB 376 Establishes a Free Breakfast Program for Students Bill Passed - House
(73 - 58)
Yea
May 8, 2013 HB 500 Extends the Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - House
(117 - 24)
Did Not Vote
May 7, 2013 HB 928 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(101 - 31)
Nay
May 6, 2013 HB 1009 Establishes "School Marshal" as a New Category of Law Enforcement for Schools Bill Passed - House
(123 - 22)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 1076 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(100 - 47)
Nay
May 6, 2013 HB 972 Authorizes Concealed Handguns on Higher Education Campuses Bill Passed - House
(102 - 41)
Nay
May 6, 2013 SB 864 Reduces Required Hours for Concealed Handgun License Training Bill Passed - House
(116 - 30)
Nay
May 4, 2013 HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House
(87 - 42)
Yea
May 3, 2013 HB 318 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Private Passwords Bill Passed - House
(79 - 64)
Nay
May 2, 2013 HB 772 Requires Individuals to Opt-Out of Immunization Registry Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Yea
May 1, 2013 HB 489 Expands Access to Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Bill Passed - House
(120 - 21)
Yea
April 26, 2013 HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Bill Passed - House
(93 - 48)
Nay
April 18, 2013 HB 63 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House
(97 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2013 HB 912 Limits the Private Use of Unmanned Aircrafts House Co-sponsor
June 29, 2011 SB 29 Restricts Certain Types of Touching During Searches by Government Officials Motion Rejected - House
(96 - 26)
Did Not Vote
June 16, 2011 HB 5 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - House
(92 - 43)
Nay
June 16, 2011 SB 8 Management and Operation of Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(81 - 55)
Nay
June 15, 2011 SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(93 - 47)
Nay
June 10, 2011 SB 1 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(83 - 62)
Nay
June 9, 2011 SB 7 Health Care Bill Passed - House
(89 - 41)
Nay
May 29, 2011 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 61)
Yea
May 29, 2011 SB 1811 Reduces Funding for State Agencies Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 63)
Nay
May 28, 2011 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(97 - 53)
Nay
May 25, 2011 H Amdt 1 Interstate Health Care Compact Amendment Adopted - House
(99 - 43)
Did Not Vote
May 25, 2011 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(80 - 64)
Did Not Vote
May 20, 2011 H Amdt 53 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Amendment Adopted - House
(73 - 66)
Yea
May 19, 2011 H Amdt 47 Prohibits State Funding of Facilities that Perform Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(90 - 44)
Nay
May 17, 2011 SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care Bill Passed - House
(102 - 40)
Nay
May 16, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House
(98 - 46)
Nay
May 13, 2011 HB 359 Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(84 - 55)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 12 Enforcement Of State And Federal Laws Governing Immigration Bill Passed - House
(100 - 47)
Nay
May 5, 2011 HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 41)
Nay
April 28, 2011 HB 150 2011-2012 Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Nay
April 27, 2011 HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - House
(125 - 20)
Yea
April 3, 2011 HB 1 2011-2013 Budget Bill Passed - House
(98 - 49)
Nay
April 1, 2011 Amdt 143 Requiring Public Colleges and Universities to Fund Student Centers for Family and Traditional Values Amendment Adopted - House
(110 - 24)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 2011 H Amdt 6 Appropriations for the Department of Aging and Disability Services Amendment Adopted - House
(67 - 61)
Did Not Vote
March 24, 2011 SB 14 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(101 - 48)
Nay
March 7, 2011 HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House
(107 - 42)
Nay
May 31, 2009 HB 537 Increase Required Age for Seatbelts Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 34)
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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