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Key Votes

2015 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Nov. 17, 2015 National HR 511 Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (249 - 177)
Sept. 16, 2015 MO HB 116 Prohibits Mandatory Enrollment In Labor Unions Veto Override Failed - House (96 - 63)
Sept. 2, 2015 IL SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes Veto Override Failed - House (68 - 34)
Aug. 19, 2015 IL SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes Veto Override Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
July 9, 2015 IL HB 3593 Limits Community College Severance Packages Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 34)
June 25, 2015 RI H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
June 23, 2015 IL HB 3593 Limits Community College Severance Packages Concurrence Vote Failed - House (51 - 44)
June 23, 2015 RI H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
June 16, 2015 OR HB 3025 Prohibits Asking Job Applicants' Criminal History Concurrence Vote Passed - House (34 - 25)
June 12, 2015 OR SB 454 Requires Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (33 - 24)
June 11, 2015 OR HB 3025 Prohibits Asking Job Applicants' Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
June 11, 2015 RI H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
June 11, 2015 MI HB 4052 Amends Government Regulation of Employment Conditions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
June 10, 2015 OR SB 454 Requires Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
June 4, 2015 IL HB 1287 Amends Certain Workers' Compensation Programs Bill Passed - House (63 - 39)
June 3, 2015 NC HB 405 Prohibits the Recording of Certain Employer Property Veto Override Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
June 3, 2015 NC HB 405 Prohibits the Recording of Certain Employer Property Veto Override Passed - House (79 - 36)
June 3, 2015 CA SB 548 Authorizes Child Care Workers to Form Unions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
June 2, 2015 RI H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (59 - 13)
June 1, 2015 CA SB 588 Authorizes Labor Commissioner to Enforce the Payment of Wages Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
June 1, 2015 CA SB 3 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
May 30, 2015 IL SB 1229 Establishes Arbitration Procedure For Labor Disputes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
May 28, 2015 OR HB 2007 Prohibits Employers from Penalizing Employees for Discussing Wages Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13)
May 22, 2015 NV SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - House (22 - 20)
May 20, 2015 MI HB 4052 Amends Government Regulation of Employment Conditions Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
May 18, 2015 NC HB 405 Prohibits the Recording of Certain Employer Property Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
May 13, 2015 MO HB 116 Prohibits Mandatory Enrollment In Labor Unions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (92 - 66)
May 12, 2015 MO HB 116 Prohibits Mandatory Enrollment In Labor Unions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 12, 2015 LA SB 219 Amends Equal Pay Protections Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
May 11, 2015 CA AB 202 Requires Professional Sports Teams to Classify Cheerleaders Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 23)
May 7, 2015 TX SB 1968 Prohibits Wage Deductions for State Employee Union Dues Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
May 6, 2015 PA SB 644 Requires Cost Analysis of Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
May 6, 2015 PA SB 645 Requires Notice of Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
May 4, 2015 NY A 7257 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (97 - 43)
April 27, 2015 NY A 6937 Amends Existing Labor Laws Bill Passed - House (97 - 44)
April 21, 2015 PA HB 874 Repeals Exemptions for Harassment during Labor Disputes Bill Passed - House (109 - 84)
April 21, 2015 PA HB 874 Repeals Exemptions for Harassment during Labor Disputes Bill Passed - House (109 - 84)
April 20, 2015 TN SB 606 Amends Eligibility for Longevity Pay Bill Passed - House (70 - 26)
April 16, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 40)
April 16, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 40)
April 16, 2015 TN SB 606 Amends Eligibility for Longevity Pay Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 3)
April 15, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 15, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 15, 2015 AK HB 176 Repeals Salary Increase for Certain State Employees Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 14, 2015 PA SB 333 Prohibits Local Paid Leave Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
April 9, 2015 MO HB 1019 Amends Workplace Discrimination Standards Bill Passed - House (95 - 60)
April 7, 2015 OK SB 71 Expands the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program Act Bill Passed - House (51 - 43)
April 3, 2015 NV SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
April 2, 2015 ND SB 2279 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Failed - House (35 - 56)
March 31, 2015 MS SB 2804 Authorizes Dismissal of Department of Corrections Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 58)
March 31, 2015 NY S 2006B Establishes Annual Teacher Evaluation Program Bill Passed - House (92 - 55)
March 31, 2015 NY S 2006B Establishes Annual Teacher Evaluation Program Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
March 26, 2015 OK HB 1749 Prohibits Payroll Deductions for Public Employee Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 16)
March 26, 2015 OK HB 1749 Prohibits Payroll Deductions for Public Employee Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 16)
March 26, 2015 National S Amdt 798 Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
March 26, 2015 NJ A 4103 Establishes Workforce Training Program for Former Casino Workers Bill Passed - House (55 - 18)
March 25, 2015 KS HB 2326 Amends Teacher Contracts Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 27)
March 25, 2015 KS HB 2391 Specifies Civil Service Classification Bill Passed - House (74 - 51)
March 25, 2015 AR HB 1426 Establishes Paid Maternity Leave for State Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 28)
March 23, 2015 MN HF 1027 Amends Minimum Wage for Employees Receiving Gratuities Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
March 18, 2015 IA SF 437 Authorizes Employees to Take Unpaid Leave to Participate in a Presidential Precinct Caucus Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
March 17, 2015 NY A 3870 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave Bill Passed - House (97 - 48)
March 16, 2015 NJ S 1593 Establishes Interest-Free Housing Loans for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
March 14, 2015 WV HB 2011 Amends Requirements for Workplace Injury Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 33)
March 12, 2015 AR HB 1489 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
March 12, 2015 NH SB 261 Increases Minimum Wage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
March 12, 2015 AR SB 366 Authorizes Additional Compensations to Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
March 11, 2015 UT SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - House (65 - 10)
March 11, 2015 NH HB 658 Prohibits Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - House (149 - 146)
March 10, 2015 WA SB 5513 Reduces Minimum Age to Settle a Worker's Compensation Claim Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
March 6, 2015 UT SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
March 5, 2015 NV SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
March 5, 2015 WI SB 44 Prohibits Employers from Mandating Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
March 3, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
March 3, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
March 3, 2015 WA HB 1356 Requires Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 3, 2015 WA HB 1355 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
Feb. 28, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Feb. 28, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Feb. 27, 2015 WV SB 357 Establishes New Coal Mining Safety Guidelines. Bill Passed - House (73 - 25)
Feb. 26, 2015 MN SF 174 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Salary Increases Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 29)
Feb. 26, 2015 AZ SB 1092 Requires Waivers for Certain Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (34 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2015 WI SB 44 Prohibits Employers from Mandating Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Feb. 25, 2015 NM HB 75 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - House (37 - 30)
Feb. 25, 2015 NM HB 75 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Passed - House (37 - 30)
Feb. 24, 2015 IA SF 270 Prohibits Wage Diversion Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Feb. 24, 2015 IA SF 269 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Feb. 23, 2015 AZ SB 1092 Requires Waivers for Certain Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
Feb. 23, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Bill Passed - House (55 - 41)
Feb. 23, 2015 IN HB 1019 Repeals Common Construction Wage Bill Passed - House (55 - 41)
Feb. 18, 2015 SD SB 177 Establishes a Youth Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Feb. 17, 2015 ND SB 2279 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 22)
Feb. 16, 2015 NV SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
Feb. 12, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Feb. 12, 2015 MO HB 116 Prohibits Mandatory Payment of Fees to Labor Organizations Bill Passed - House (91 - 64)
Feb. 12, 2015 WV SB 361 Amends Prevailing Wage Laws Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Feb. 10, 2015 WV HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 34)
Feb. 10, 2015 KY HB 2 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
Feb. 10, 2015 WY SF 115 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Idenity Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
Feb. 10, 2015 WV HB 2011 Amends Requirements for Workplace Injury Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
Feb. 5, 2015 IL SB 11 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
Feb. 5, 2015 KY SB 9 Exempts Certain Construction Projects from Prevailing Wage Laws Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Feb. 4, 2015 WV HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
Feb. 3, 2015 IN SB 127 Authorizes Religious Organizations to Hire Based on Religion Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
Jan. 8, 2015 National HR 30 Save American Workers Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (252 - 172)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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