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Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2010 HF 1 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 14)
Yea
May 12, 2010 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(41 - 24)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HF 2037 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 33)
Yea
May 5, 2010 HF 2614 Health and Human Services Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 19)
Yea
April 28, 2010 SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 15)
Yea
March 29, 2010 HF 1671 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(44 - 23)
Yea
March 11, 2010 HF 2700 Omnibus Bonding and Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(49 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2010 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Veto Override Passed - Senate
(45 - 21)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SF 2168 General Assistance Medical Care Program Modifications Bill Passed - Senate
(45 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 SF 2360 Construction Projects Authorizations and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 14)
Yea
May 18, 2009 HF 108 Primary Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 19)
Yea
May 18, 2009 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(38 - 28)
Yea
May 11, 2009 HF 1362 Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(47 - 18)
Yea
May 11, 2009 SF 1331 Changing Early Voting and Special Election Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 27)
Yea
May 8, 2009 HF 885 Tax Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(44 - 20)
Yea
May 4, 2009 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 28)
Nay
May 4, 2009 SF 341 Domestic Partner Death Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 24)
Yea
May 4, 2009 SF 97 Legalizing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 29)
Yea
April 27, 2009 Ban on State Funds for Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(26 - 39)
Nay
April 20, 2009 Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate
(25 - 41)
Nay
April 20, 2009 SF 802 2009-2011 Biennium Public Safety and Corrections Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 31)
Yea
April 17, 2009 Limit of 3 Percent on Tuition Increases Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 33)
Nay
April 17, 2009 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 23)
Yea
April 17, 2009 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 22)
Yea
April 16, 2009 Limmer Amdt Homosexuality in Education Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 37)
Nay
April 7, 2009 SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 29)
Yea
April 6, 2009 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 33)
Yea
April 2, 2009 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plants Amendment Adopted - Senate
(42 - 24)
Nay
May 15, 2008 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(41 - 22)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HF 3807 Real ID Prohibition Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 16)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 10)
Yea
May 13, 2008 SF 2965 Surrogate Mother Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(41 - 22)
Yea
May 12, 2008 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 13)
Yea
May 8, 2008 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(40 - 18)
Yea
May 7, 2008 HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 27)
Yea
May 7, 2008 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(45 - 20)
Yea
April 30, 2008 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 21)
Yea
April 21, 2008 HF 1351 Transportation Policy Reform Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 11)
Yea
April 14, 2008 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(47 - 15)
Yea
April 3, 2008 SF 960 Modification of the Definition of Dependents for Local Government Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(43 - 22)
Yea
April 2, 2008 Hann Amnd. Prohibiting Funding for Cities that Prevent Immigration Status Checks Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 33)
Nay
April 2, 2008 Marty Amnd. Removing Funding for Stadium Study Amendment Adopted - Senate
(41 - 22)
Nay
March 31, 2008 SF 3099 Health Improvement Program Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 23)
Yea
March 27, 2008 Marty Amnd. Health Improvement Program Amendments Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 33)
Nay
March 19, 2008 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 15)
Yea
March 18, 2008 Scheid Amnd. Insurance Payouts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(37 - 30)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(57 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2008 GN Molnau Confirmation of Carol Molnau as Department of Transportation Commissioner Nomination Rejected - Senate
(22 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate
(47 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 HF 2800 2009-2010 Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(47 - 20)
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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