Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/03/12 HB 2815 Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Businesses
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
Nay
4/30/12 HCR 2004 Establishes State Sovereignty Over Certain Natural Resources
Resolution Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
Nay
4/25/12 HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 9)
Nay
4/25/12 SB 1332 Requires the Federal Government to Give Back Land to Arizona
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
Nay
4/24/12 HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8)
Nay
4/24/12 SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Nay
4/18/12 HB 2154 Requires Car Seats for Certain Children
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
Yea
4/12/12 HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
Nay
4/12/12 HB 2729 Authorizes Guns in Certain Public Buildings
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Nay
4/05/12 HB 2780 Exempts Ranch Dogs from Animal Cruelty Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
Nay
4/04/12 HB 2434 Requires Federal Agents to Notify Local Law Enforcement Prior to Taking Action
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Nay
4/03/12 HB 2199 Authorizes Confidential Environmental Audits by Businesses
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Nay
4/03/12 HB 2348 Prohibits Cell Phone Use by Teens While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
Yea
3/28/12 HB 2519 Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Nay
3/28/12 HB 2625 Authorizes Employers to Refuse to Provide Coverage for Contraception
Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17)
Nay
3/27/12 HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Nay
3/21/12 HB 2757 Authorizes Electronic Billboards
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Nay
3/21/12 HB 2862 Appropriates Funds for Independent Redistricting Commission
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9)
Yea
3/12/12 SB 1388 Job Training for Unemployed Individuals
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9)
Yea
3/08/12 SB 1338 Requires Online Retailers to Pay Sales Taxes
Bill Failed - Senate (8 - 20)
Yea
3/08/12 SB 1462 Expands Penalties for Bullying
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
Yea
3/06/12 SB 1359 Prohibits Wrongful Birth Lawsuits
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Nay
3/05/12 SB 1449 Establishes a Recall Primary Election for a Recall Election
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
Did Not Vote
3/05/12 SB 1495 Requires Drug Test for Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
Did Not Vote
3/05/12 SCR 1008 Declaration of State of Emergency
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Did Not Vote
3/01/12 SB 1083 Establishes the Arizona Special Missions Unit
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Nay
3/01/12 SB 1507 Prohibits Implementation of the United Nations Rio Declaration
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
2/28/12 SB 1202 Prohibits Partisan Instruction in Classrooms
Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16)
Nay
2/28/12 SB 1205 Requires Public School Teachers to Adhere to FCC Regulations
Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16)
Nay
2/28/12 SB 1336 Limiting Manufacturer Eligibility for Punitive Damages
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Nay
2/28/12 SB 1365 Authorizes religious objections by professionals
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
2/28/12 SB 1486 Prohibits Public Employers from Providing Compensation for Union Activities
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
Nay
2/28/12 SCR 1021 Repeals Public Campaign Financing
Resolution Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
2/27/12 SB 1204 Authorizes Parents to Vote to Close Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
Nay
2/16/12 SB 1484 Prohibits Certain Deductions from Public Employee Paychecks
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Nay
2/09/12 SB 1061 Authorizes Schools to Opt-Out of the National School Lunch Program
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
Nay
1/31/12 SB 1462 Expands Penalties for Bullying
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/19/11 HB 2230 Relating to the 9/11 Memorial
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
4/19/11 SB 1402 Special License Plates
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Nay
4/19/11 SB 1406 Interstate Compact to Build a Border Fence
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
4/18/11 SB 1609 Public Workers' Pensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
4/13/11 HB 2177 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Nay
4/13/11 HB 2415 Punishment Guidelines for Bullying in Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Yea
4/06/11 HB 2191 Punitive Damage Awards
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Nay
4/05/11 HB 2619 Unemployment Security Special Assessment
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
Yea
4/01/11 SB 1617 K-12 Education Budget for 2011-2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Nay
4/01/11 SB 1618 2011-2012 Budget Reconciliation for Higher Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Nay
4/01/11 SB 1619 Provisions to Health and Health Care for 2011-2012 Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Nay
3/21/11 HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5)
Nay
3/17/11 SB 1308 Separate Birth Certificates for Non-Citizens
Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 18)
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.