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Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 30, 2006 SB 1090 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(161 - 37)
June 29, 2006 HB 1588 Fluoride Content in Water Bill Passed - House
(150 - 42)
June 28, 2006 A7999 to HB 1959 English as Official Language Amendment Adopted - House
(122 - 70)
June 28, 2006 HB 243 Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Program Bill Passed - House
(180 - 13)
June 14, 2006 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House
(137 - 61)
June 12, 2006 HB 698 Mental Retardation Consideration in Murder Cases Bill Passed - House
(169 - 28)
June 6, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(136 - 61)
May 3, 2006 SB 999 Voting Standards Bill Passed - House
(139 - 59)
April 5, 2006 HB 257 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(146 - 50)
March 14, 2006 SB 862 State Gaming Bill Passed - House
(180 - 20)
Feb. 14, 2006 HB 1318 Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House
(106 - 91)
Feb. 8, 2006 HB 243 Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Program House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2006 HB 1318 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(106 - 85)
Jan. 24, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Oct. 24, 2005 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) House Co-sponsor
March 14, 2005 HB 804 Handheld Cell Phone Ban While Driving 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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