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Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 11, 2014 SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 334 Authorizing Concealed Handguns in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 660 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2009 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Yea
June 25, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
March 6, 2008 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea

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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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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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