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Key Votes

Donna Kim's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Donna Mercado Kim
Office: State Senate (HI) - District 14, Democratic President
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 9, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: 1 Child: Micah
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Honolulu, HI
Ikaika Anderson
(Running)
Democratic
Stanley Chang
(Running)
Democratic
Charles Djou
(Running)
Republican
William Espero
(Running)
Democratic
Calvin Griffin
(Running)
Non-partisan
Allan Levene
(Running)
Republican
Joey Manahan
(Running)
Democratic
Robert Meyer
(Running)
Non-partisan
K. Mark Takai
(Running)
Democratic
Kathryn Xian
(Running)
Democratic

Hawaii Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 23, 2009 SB 777 Requiring Comprehensive Sex Education When Using State Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 3)
Yea
May 2, 2006 SB 3262 Smoking Ban Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 3)
Yea
April 11, 2006 HB 1242 Intentional Termination of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 7)
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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