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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 28, 2012 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House
(61 - 49)
Nay
March 26, 2012 HB 5789 Establishes State Park Fees Bill Passed - House
(81 - 29)
Yea
March 21, 2012 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships Bill Passed - House
(79 - 25)
Yea
March 21, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police Bill Failed - House
(45 - 59)
Yea
March 9, 2012 HB 5099 Prohibits the Use of Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1310 Authorizes Certain Businesses to Permit Smoking Bill Failed - House
(30 - 82)
Nay
Dec. 12, 2011 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House
(81 - 28)
Yea
Dec. 12, 2011 SB 400 Amends State Income Tax Bill Passed - House
(67 - 49)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2011 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(8 - 99)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Bill Passed - House
(74 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Bill Failed - House
(70 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 9, 2011 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Bill Passed - House
(64 - 50)
Nay
Oct. 27, 2011 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Bill Passed - House
(61 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 42)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2011 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships House Co-sponsor
May 31, 2011 HB 1490 Regulates Full-Contact Martial Arts Events Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Yea
May 31, 2011 HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 43)
Nay
May 31, 2011 HB 1723 Amending The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 44)
Yea
May 30, 2011 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Bill Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Nay
May 30, 2011 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Bill Passed - House
(67 - 47)
Yea
May 30, 2011 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Bill Passed - House
(61 - 53)
Did Not Vote
May 30, 2011 SB 744 Authorizes Gambling Bill Passed - House
(65 - 50)
Nay
May 28, 2011 HB 1091 Public-Private Transportation Partnership Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 40)
Yea
May 8, 2011 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information House Co-sponsor
April 13, 2011 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Passed - House
(73 - 43)
Nay
April 13, 2011 HB 203 Limit on Sale of Firearms Within a Certain Time Period Bill Failed - House
(47 - 68)
Nay
April 12, 2011 HB 161 Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Photograph Requirement Bill Passed - House
(64 - 48)
Yea
April 12, 2011 HB 3499 Firearm Waiting Period Exemptions Bill Passed - House
(78 - 34)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2011 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Bill Passed - House
(60 - 57)
Nay
Jan. 10, 2011 SB 3644 Labor Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(64 - 49)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2011 SB 1381 Legalize Medical Marijuana Bill Failed - House
(56 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 6, 2011 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House
(60 - 54)
Nay
Jan. 4, 2011 SB 3976 Rules to Govern the Redistricting Process Bill Passed - House
(67 - 46)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(61 - 52)
Nay
May 26, 2010 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(81 - 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 1118 Business Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - House
(73 - 36)
Yea
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
April 29, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Bill Failed - House
(69 - 47)
Nay
April 27, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 41)
Nay
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 18, 2010 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Bill Passed - House
(74 - 39)
Nay
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

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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