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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 3, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 53)
Nay
Nov. 6, 2013 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Nay
May 25, 2010 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Nay
May 25, 2010 SB 3514 Amending State Pension Laws and Limiting Pension Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(71 - 44)
Nay
May 25, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Bill Passed - House
(67 - 50)
Nay
May 7, 2010 SB 3739 Establishing a Foreclosure Prevention Program Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House
(65 - 51)
Nay
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Bill Passed - House
(87 - 28)
Did Not Vote
March 26, 2010 HB 5109 Prohibiting Public Funding of Portraits of Governors Removed From Office Bill Passed - House
(85 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 22, 2010 HB 4886 Authorizing 4-Day School Week Bill Passed - House
(81 - 21)
Did Not Vote
March 3, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - House
(73 - 38)
Nay
March 3, 2010 HB 4685 Eliminating General Assembly Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House
(80 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HB 4654 Limiting Free Mass Transit for Seniors Bill Passed - House
(83 - 27)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(90 - 22)
Yea
July 15, 2009 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue Bill Passed - House
(88 - 24)
Nay
May 31, 2009 SB 2252 Temporary Income Tax Increase and Tax Credit for Green Businesses Bill Failed - House
(42 - 74)
Nay
May 22, 2009 HB 255 Video Gambling in Various Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(78 - 12)
Nay
May 15, 2008 HB 4758 Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority Bill Passed - House
(83 - 28)
Nay
May 15, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - House
(64 - 44)
Nay
May 7, 2008 HJR 132 Legislative Salaries Joint Resolution Passed - House
(94 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 17, 2008 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(61 - 47)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 10, 2008 HB 656 Transportation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 51)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 28, 2007 SB 307 Regional Transportation Authority Funding Bill Failed - House
(57 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 3, 2007 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House
(92 - 19)
Yea
Aug. 10, 2007 HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(98 - 8)
Yea
July 6, 2007 HB 2055 State Lottery Privatization Bill Failed - House
(6 - 78)
Nay

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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