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Key Votes

Janet Howell's Voting Records

Full Name: Janet Denison Howell
Office: State Senate (VA) - District 32, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1991
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2015
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Hunt; 2 Children
Birth Date: 05/07/1944
Birth Place: Washington, DC
Home City: Reston, VA

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 21, 2010 Amdt 91 Limiting State Funding of Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(20 - 19)
Nay
March 14, 2010 HB 30 2010-2012 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 660 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 102 Starting Biennial Budgets in Odd-Numbered Years Motion Agreed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 601 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Motion Agreed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2010 SB 239 Unemployment Benefit Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2009 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
June 25, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
March 13, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 11 Property Tax Exemptions Motion Agreed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2007 S Sub Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
May 23, 2006 HB 5002 2006-2008 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 8)
Nay
March 1, 2006 HB 568 Flat Tax on Communication Services Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
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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