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Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 4, 2008 HB 1067 Omnibus Education Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(191 - 11)
Yea
July 4, 2008 SB 1389 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(170 - 32)
Yea
June 25, 2008 A 7738 Real ID Biometric Data Bill Failed - House
(92 - 108)
Yea
June 4, 2008 SB 246 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(163 - 38)
Yea
May 13, 2008 SB 1278 Child Support Fee Bill Passed - House
(116 - 84)
Nay
May 7, 2008 HB 2297 Expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone Bill Passed - House
(126 - 72)
Nay
April 1, 2008 A 6178 to HB 1845 Reporting Missing Firearms Amendment Rejected - House
(75 - 128)
Nay
March 17, 2008 SB 1137 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Bill Passed - House
(118 - 81)
Nay
March 11, 2008 HB 1 Clean Energy Program Bill Passed - House
(126 - 74)
Did Not Vote
July 17, 2007 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(124 - 79)
Nay
July 16, 2007 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(140 - 63)
Yea
July 16, 2007 SB 246 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(141 - 62)
Yea
July 10, 2007 HB 289 Presidential Primary Date Change Bill Passed - House
(117 - 85)
Nay
June 30, 2007 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(96 - 102)
Yea
June 28, 2007 HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House
(121 - 77)
Yea
June 27, 2007 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - House
(105 - 96)
Nay
June 20, 2007 HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House
(128 - 70)
Yea
June 20, 2007 HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House
(138 - 60)
Yea
July 1, 2006 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(130 - 68)
Yea
June 30, 2006 SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(161 - 37)
Yea
June 29, 2006 HB 1588 Fluoride Content in Water Bill Passed - House
(150 - 42)
Nay
June 28, 2006 A7999 to HB 1959 English as Official Language Amendment Adopted - House
(122 - 70)
Yea
June 28, 2006 HB 243 Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Program Bill Passed - House
(180 - 13)
Yea
June 14, 2006 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House
(137 - 61)
Yea
June 12, 2006 HB 698 Mental Retardation Consideration in Murder Cases Bill Passed - House
(169 - 28)
Yea
June 6, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(136 - 61)
Yea
May 3, 2006 SB 999 Voting Standards Bill Passed - House
(139 - 59)
Yea
April 5, 2006 HB 257 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(146 - 50)
Yea
March 14, 2006 SB 862 State Gaming Bill Passed - House
(180 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2006 HB 1318 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House
(106 - 91)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2006 HB 1318 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(106 - 85)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Oct. 24, 2005 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2005 HB 213 Ecoterrorism Bill House Co-sponsor

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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