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New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 28, 2013 A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2012 A 2578 Authorizes Internet Gaming at Atlantic City Casinos Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2012 S 581 Establishes Tax Credits for Investors in Small Business Technology Bill Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 A 2166 Requires Legislative Approval of Port Authority Minutes Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2012 S 2157 Establishes Residential Foreclosure Bill Passed - House
(43 - 32)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House
(63 - 16)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 A 2641 Stormwater Management Bill Passed - House
(48 - 31)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 A 2870 Establishes Online Vote Registration Bill Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 AR 86 Opposes the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Versus Federal Elections Commission Resolution Passed - House
(49 - 23)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Bill Passed - House
(53 - 23)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2012 S 2135 Establishes the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Nay
June 28, 2012 S 1566 Authorizes the Conversion of Foreclosed Homes into Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 1465 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 3201 Increases the Income Tax Rate on Incomes Over $1 million Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Nay
June 25, 2012 A 763 Increases Fees to Fund the E-Court Information System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 30)
Nay
June 21, 2012 A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House
(50 - 27)
Nay
June 21, 2012 A 575 Prohibits Treatment or Storage of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in New Jersey Bill Passed - House
(56 - 19)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - House
(41 - 33)
Nay
May 24, 2012 A 1238 Requires Copy Machine Hard Drives to be Erased Before Being Exchanged Bill Passed - House
(51 - 28)
Nay
May 24, 2012 A 2162 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
May 24, 2012 ACR 37 Overturns Department of Environmental Protection Waiver Rules Resolution Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2012 S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2012 A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Wait Period Bill Passed - House
(46 - 23)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2012 S 3172 Authorizes Direct Shipping By Local and Out-of-State Wineries Bill Passed - House
(51 - 18)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 9, 2012 S 3173 Authorizes Nonprofit Organizations to Construct and Manage Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(54 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2012 S 958 Authorizes the Limited Sale of Syringes and Needles Without a Prescription Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Nay
June 29, 2011 A 2806 Conversion of Certain Private Schools to Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Yea
June 29, 2011 S 2576 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Passed - House
(58 - 11)
Yea
June 29, 2011 S 4000 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - House
(46 - 32)
Nay
June 23, 2011 S 2937 Pension and Health Care Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House
(46 - 32)
Yea
May 9, 2011 A 3699 Prohibiting the Burial of Petty's Run Archaeological Excavation Site Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Nay
May 9, 2011 S 2756 Authorizes Registered Voters to Receive Mail-In Ballots Automatically Bill Passed - House
(44 - 32)
Nay
May 9, 2011 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House
(45 - 26)
Nay
March 14, 2011 A 3648 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Bill Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Nay
March 3, 2011 A 2215 Loans for Development of Green Buildings Veto Override Failed - House
(44 - 32)
Nay
Jan. 10, 2011 S 2381 Electric Generation Facilities Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(57 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2010 S 1 Low-Income Housing Amendments and Abolishing the Council on Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House
(43 - 32)
Nay
Nov. 22, 2010 ACR 151 Concerning Legislative Review of the NJ Medical Marijuana Program Resolution Passed - House
(48 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2010 A 1678 Establishing a New Jersey Homebuyer Tax Credit Program Veto Override Failed - House
(42 - 32)
Nay
July 12, 2010 S 29 Reducing the property tax levy cap Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(73 - 4)
Yea
June 29, 2010 S 2036 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act Bill Passed - House
(71 - 6)
Nay
June 29, 2010 S 2139 2010-2011 Supplemental Health Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(42 - 22)
Nay
June 29, 2010 S 29 Reducing the property tax levy cap Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Nay
June 28, 2010 A 3009 Professional Sports Team Specialty License Plates Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 2090 Car Inspection Waiver Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 2094 Limiting State Alternate Benefit Program for Higher Education Faculty Bill Passed - House
(41 - 36)
Yea
June 28, 2010 S 3000 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
June 21, 2010 A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - House
(57 - 21)
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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