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2014 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 10, 2014 OH HB 234 Authorizes Noise Suppressors on Certain Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 21)
Dec. 9, 2014 OH HB 234 Authorizes Noise Suppressors on Certain Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
Dec. 4, 2014 MI HB 5205 Defines Solid Waste as a Renewable Energy Resource Bill Passed - House (63 - 46)
Nov. 19, 2014 National HR 4012 Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (237 - 190)
Nov. 19, 2014 OH HB 490 Limits Use of Manure and Fertilizers Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
Nov. 18, 2014 National HR 1422 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (229 - 191)
Oct. 23, 2014 NJ SCR 125 Specifies that Proposed Regulations Concerning Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Programs are Inconsistent with Legislative Intent Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ S 998 Prohibits Confinement of Pregnant Pigs in Certain Enclosures Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ S 998 Prohibits Confinement of Pregnant Pigs in Certain Enclosures Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
Oct. 15, 2014 PA HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (118 - 79)
Oct. 15, 2014 PA HB 1750 Prohibits Pigeon Shoots Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
Oct. 15, 2014 PA HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Oct. 14, 2014 PA HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Failed - House (108 - 52)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Failed - House (108 - 52)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Failed - House (108 - 52)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
Sept. 10, 2014 MO SB 506 Expands and Establishes Certain Agricultural Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
Sept. 9, 2014 National HR 5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (262 - 152)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA AB 1739 Amends Groundwater Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 1168 Requires Sustainability Plans for Groundwater Usage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 1168 Requires Sustainability Plans for Groundwater Usage Bill Passed - House (47 - 27)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins Bill Passed - House (48 - 26)
Aug. 28, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Bill Passed - House (45 - 31)
Aug. 27, 2014 CA AB 1739 Amends Groundwater Laws Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Aug. 27, 2014 MI Initiation of Legislation Authorizes Natural Resources Commission to Manage the Taking of Game Bill Passed - House (65 - 43)
Aug. 25, 2014 CA SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags Bill Failed - House (38 - 33)
Aug. 21, 2014 CA AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 14)
Aug. 13, 2014 MI Initiation of Legislation Authorizes Natural Resources Commission to Manage the Taking of Game Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
July 10, 2014 National H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments Amendment Adopted - House (229 - 188)
July 1, 2014 PA HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - House (144 - 59)
June 26, 2014 National HR 4899 Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (229 - 185)
June 19, 2014 NY S 6617B Requires State-Funded Projects to Consider Climate Change Effects Bill Passed - House (119 - 16)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7904 Establishes a Climate Change Coordinating Council Bill Passed - House (62 - 6)
June 17, 2014 RI S 2690A Establishes the Renewable Growth Energy Program Bill Passed - House (63 - 7)
May 28, 2014 CA SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Oil Spills Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 28, 2014 OH SB 310 Amends Energy Laws Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 23, 2014 CA AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics Bill Passed - House (47 - 13)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
May 21, 2014 LA HB 1091 Prohibits the Transportation of Dogs in the Bed of a Pickup Truck on Interstates Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
May 19, 2014 OK HB 3297 Transfers Authority of Compressed Natural Gas Administration to the Department of Labor Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 19)
May 7, 2014 OH SB 310 Amends Energy Laws Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 23, 2014 VT H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 30)
April 22, 2014 LA HB 1091 Prohibits the Transportation of Dogs in the Bed of a Pickup Truck on Interstates Bill Passed - House (53 - 34)
April 10, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Failed - House (37 - 103)
April 9, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
April 7, 2014 LA S Amdt 2081 Authorizes "Chicken Boxing" under Certain Conditions Amendment Rejected - Senate (8 - 29)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 1168 Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 24)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 1168 Prohibits the Construction of a Wind-Powered Generating Station Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
April 4, 2014 ME LD 1838 Establishes The Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (89 - 53)
April 3, 2014 NE LB 671 Prohibits the Hunting of Mountain Lions Veto Override Failed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 3, 2014 ME LD 1838 Establishes The Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
April 2, 2014 NE LB 671 Prohibits the Hunting of Mountain Lions Veto Override Failed - Senate (24 - 21)
April 2, 2014 OH HB 234 Authorizes Noise Suppressors on Certain Firearms Bill Passed - House (76 - 15)
April 1, 2014 MD SB 336 Establishes Certain Areas as State Wildlands Bill Passed - House (106 - 29)
March 28, 2014 KY HB 222 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
March 28, 2014 KY HB 222 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
March 26, 2014 KS HB 2014 Repeals the Kansas Renewable Energy Standards Act Concurrence Vote Failed - House (44 - 77)
March 26, 2014 National HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House (222 - 201)
March 25, 2014 KS HB 2014 Repeals the Kansas Renewable Energy Standards Act Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
March 25, 2014 National HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
March 24, 2014 NE LB 671 Prohibits the Hunting of Mountain Lions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 13)
March 13, 2014 National HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House (238 - 174)
March 12, 2014 OK SB 1440 Prohibits Development of Certain Wind Energy Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
March 6, 2014 National H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 220)
March 6, 2014 National H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 188)
March 6, 2014 National H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 188)
March 6, 2014 National H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 220)
March 6, 2014 National HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act Bill Passed - House (229 - 183)
March 6, 2014 National HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (229 - 179)
Feb. 26, 2014 IN SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - House (69 - 26)
Feb. 26, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
Feb. 26, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
Feb. 26, 2014 OH SCR 25 Encourages State Agencies to Stop Using the LEED Green Building Rating System Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Feb. 25, 2014 AL HB 141 Authorizes Veterinarians to Work at Nonprofit Spay Neuter Clinics Bill Passed - House (58 - 37)
Feb. 21, 2014 ID HB 470 Establishes the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
Feb. 21, 2014 ID HB 470 Establishes the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
Feb. 19, 2014 SD HB 1097 Amends Criteria for Classifying Property as Agricultural Land Bill Passed - House (37 - 33)
Feb. 18, 2014 VA HB 1237 Authorizes Hunting on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Feb. 14, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Feb. 14, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Feb. 6, 2014 SD HB 1185 Authorizes Certain Nonresidents to Obtain Waterfowl Hunting Licenses Bill Passed - House (36 - 32)
Feb. 5, 2014 UT HB 57 Limits the Use of Carbon Monoxide for Animal Euthanasia Bill Passed - House (61 - 8)
Feb. 4, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32)
Feb. 4, 2014 IN SB 404 Establishes Regulations for High-Fence Hunting Preserves Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 23)
Feb. 4, 2014 SD SB 75 Prohibits a Local Government From Establishing a Dog Breed-Specific Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Feb. 3, 2014 IN SB 340 Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Jan. 29, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166)
Jan. 29, 2014 SD SB 76 Amends Self Defense Against a Mountain Lion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Jan. 28, 2014 VA HB 1237 Authorizes Hunting on Sundays Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Jan. 28, 2014 IN HB 1143 Prohibits State Environmental Regulations from Exceeding EPA Regulations Bill Passed - House (68 - 28)
Jan. 9, 2014 National HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)

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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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
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  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

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