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Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 13, 2014 HB 1411 Requires Schools To Make Their Expenses Public Bill Passed - House
(119 - 81)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2010 HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - House
(171 - 24)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2010 SB 1155 Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bill Passed - House
(104 - 94)
Nay
July 3, 2010 SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(109 - 86)
Nay
June 30, 2010 HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(117 - 84)
Yea
June 23, 2010 HB 704 Special Education Funding Bill Passed - House
(173 - 25)
Nay
Jan. 6, 2010 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House
(103 - 89)
Nay
Dec. 15, 2009 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House
(103 - 92)
Nay
Oct. 9, 2009 HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(106 - 92)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(107 - 93)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2009 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(102 - 96)
Nay
Oct. 2, 2009 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(103 - 98)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2009 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 76)
Nay
Aug. 5, 2009 HB 1663 Appropriations from State Gaming Fund Bill Passed - House
(110 - 87)
Nay
Aug. 5, 2009 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - House
(112 - 85)
Nay
July 17, 2009 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House
(104 - 95)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 1 Expanding Health Insurance Bill Passed - House
(104 - 96)
Nay
June 29, 2009 HB 746 Children's Health Care Insurance Bill Passed - House
(106 - 94)
Nay
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)
Nay
May 7, 2008 HB 2297 Expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone Bill Passed - House
(126 - 72)
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
June 27, 2007 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - House
(105 - 96)
Nay
July 1, 2006 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(130 - 68)
Nay
June 14, 2006 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House
(137 - 61)
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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