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Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 1, 2014 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 8)
Yea
April 24, 2014 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 12)
Yea
April 16, 2013 SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
April 20, 2011 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Yea
March 26, 2010 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 31)
Nay
March 19, 2009 SF 389 Health Insurance Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
April 17, 2008 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 16)
Yea
April 8, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 22)
Yea
April 7, 2008 HF 2539 Health Care Expansion Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 6)
Yea
March 31, 2008 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
March 13, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(23 - 27)
Nay
March 10, 2008 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 21)
Yea
April 25, 2007 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate
(37 - 13)
Nay
April 25, 2007 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 17)
Yea
April 10, 2007 HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
March 7, 2007 SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2007 SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
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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