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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor House Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2010 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Bill Passed - House
(61 - 52)
Yea
May 26, 2010 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(81 - 26)
Did Not Vote
May 25, 2010 HB 859 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Yea
May 25, 2010 SB 3514 Amending State Pension Laws and Limiting Pension Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(71 - 44)
Yea
May 25, 2010 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Bill Passed - House
(67 - 50)
Yea
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)
Yea
May 6, 2010 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Bill Passed - House
(87 - 28)
Yea
April 29, 2010 SJR 121 Redistricting Process Modifications Bill Failed - House
(69 - 47)
Yea
April 27, 2010 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(73 - 41)
Yea
March 26, 2010 HB 5109 Prohibiting Public Funding of Portraits of Governors Removed From Office Bill Passed - House
(85 - 23)
Nay
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)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Bill Passed - House
(73 - 38)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 4685 Eliminating General Assembly Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House
(80 - 36)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2010 HB 4654 Limiting Free Mass Transit for Seniors Bill Passed - House
(83 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2010 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Senate Sponsor
Jan. 13, 2010 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(85 - 30)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2010 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(74 - 37)
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)
Yea
May 31, 2009 HB 7 Campaign Contribution Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 46)
Yea
May 31, 2009 SB 2252 Temporary Income Tax Increase and Tax Credit for Green Businesses Bill Failed - House
(42 - 74)
Yea
May 30, 2009 HJRCA 31 Authorizing Governor Recall Elections Joint Resolution Passed - House
(109 - 6)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2009 SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Bill Passed - House
(71 - 30)
Yea
May 22, 2009 HB 255 Video Gambling in Various Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 30)
Yea
April 1, 2009 HB 71 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(89 - 27)
Yea
April 1, 2009 HB 72 Cell Phone Ban in School Speed Zones and Construction Zones Bill Passed - House
(90 - 24)
Yea
March 18, 2009 HB 442 Expanding Red-Light Traffic Camera Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(68 - 47)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2009 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan House Sponsor
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2009 HR 5 Impeachment of Governor Rod R. Blagojevich Resolution Passed - House
(117 - 1)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2009 HR 5 Impeachment of Governor Rod R. Blagojevich House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2009 HR 1671 Impeachment of Governor Rod R. Blagojevich Resolution Passed - House
(114 - 1)
Yea
Jan. 8, 2009 HR 1671 Impeachment of Governor Rod R. Blagojevich House Co-sponsor
Aug. 13, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(78 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 21)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HB 2310 Truancy, Information Sharing, and Fines Bill Passed - House
(85 - 25)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HB 4758 Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority Bill Passed - House
(83 - 28)
Yea
May 15, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - House
(64 - 44)
Yea
May 7, 2008 HB 4139 Peace Officer Firearms Bill Passed - House
(91 - 18)
Yea
May 7, 2008 HJR 132 Legislative Salaries Joint Resolution Passed - House
(94 - 8)
Yea
April 30, 2008 HB 5191 Parental Responsibility for Gun Accessibility Bill Passed - House
(74 - 36)
Yea
April 30, 2008 HB 5278 Limiting County Clerk and Election Board Members' Endorsements Bill Passed - House
(63 - 48)
Yea
April 8, 2008 HJRCA 28 Recall Elections Joint Resolution Passed - House
(75 - 33)
Nay
April 1, 2008 HB 4232 State Board of Education Selection Process Bill Passed - House
(86 - 21)
Yea
March 4, 2008 HB 4180 Allowing Teachers to Conduct a Silent Reflection Bill Passed - House
(72 - 31)
Did Not Vote

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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