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Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 27, 2014 HB 4442 Requires Law Enforcement Officers to Record Ethnicity During Traffic Stops Bill Passed - House
(63 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House
(62 - 48)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2013 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2013 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(61 - 54)
Yea
July 9, 2013 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Veto Override Passed - House
(77 - 31)
Did Not Vote
May 28, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 48)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House
(67 - 49)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(63 - 55)
Yea
May 22, 2013 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Bill Passed - House
(85 - 30)
Nay
May 22, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - House
(71 - 41)
Nay
May 2, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Bill Passed - House
(62 - 51)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(61 - 57)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House
(95 - 22)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(66 - 52)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor Bill Passed - House
(89 - 26)
Yea
April 11, 2013 HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 28)
Nay
March 21, 2013 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Yea
March 21, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - House
(86 - 28)
Yea
March 7, 2013 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House
(65 - 49)
Yea
March 1, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House
(64 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum House Co-sponsor
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving House Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2013 SB 923 Authorizes the Use of Cameras on School Buses to Photograph Traffic Violations Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2013 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(65 - 46)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2012 SB 681 Authorizes State Residents To Purchase Ammunition From In-State Companies Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 28)
Yea
May 31, 2012 HB 1907 Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(93 - 18)
Nay
May 31, 2012 SB 1064 Prohibits Private Security Services in Detention Centers Bill Failed - House
(57 - 58)
Yea
May 31, 2012 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House
(61 - 56)
Yea
May 31, 2012 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House
(68 - 50)
Yea
May 30, 2012 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House
(72 - 44)
Yea
May 25, 2012 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House
(60 - 52)
Yea
May 24, 2012 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House
(94 - 22)
Nay
May 23, 2012 SB 1849 Expands Gambling Bill Passed - House
(69 - 47)
Yea
May 22, 2012 SB 1808 Authorizes Individuals to Record Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House
(71 - 45)
Yea
May 15, 2012 HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program Bill Passed - House
(84 - 26)
Yea
May 9, 2012 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House
(74 - 43)
Yea
March 29, 2012 Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House
(32 - 68)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information Bill Passed - House
(78 - 30)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements Bill Passed - House
(83 - 26)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 5531 Limits Tuition Waivers for State University Employees Bill Failed - House
(26 - 75)
Nay
March 28, 2012 HB 5290 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House
(61 - 49)
Yea
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)
Did Not Vote
March 21, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police Bill Failed - House
(45 - 59)
Did Not Vote
March 9, 2012 HB 5099 Prohibits the Use of Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1310 Authorizes Certain Businesses to Permit Smoking Bill Failed - House
(30 - 82)
Nay
Jan. 10, 2012 HB 3944 Authorizing the Recording of Police House Co-sponsor
Dec. 12, 2011 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House
(81 - 28)
Yea
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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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