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Key Votes

2015 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Nov. 10, 2015 IL SB 570 Requires Child Care Benefits for Eligible Individuals Bill Failed - House (70 - 35)
Sept. 15, 2015 AL SB 21 Repeals Marriage Licenses Bill Failed - House (53 - 36)
July 3, 2015 OR SB 478 Requires Manufacturers to Disclose Certain Chemicals Used in Children's Products Bill Passed - House (43 - 17)
July 1, 2015 OR SB 478 Requires Manufacturers to Disclose Certain Chemicals Used in Children's Products Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
June 29, 2015 CA SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
June 25, 2015 CA SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
June 16, 2015 IL HB 1336 Establishes Immunity from Underage Drinking Charges in Certain Circumstances Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 34)
June 11, 2015 NC SB 2 Authorizes Officials to Not Perform Certain Marriage Duties Veto Override Passed - House (69 - 41)
June 10, 2015 MI HB 4188 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Services for Religious Reasons Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 44)
June 10, 2015 MI HB 4188 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Services for Religious Reasons Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
June 3, 2015 CA SB 548 Authorizes Child Care Workers to Form Unions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
June 2, 2015 CT HB 6949 Expands Requirements for Vaccine Exemptions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
June 2, 2015 CA SB 124 Limits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Juveniles Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
June 1, 2015 NC SB 2 Authorizes Officials to Not Perform Certain Marriage Duties Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
May 29, 2015 IL HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
May 28, 2015 NC SB 2 Authorizes Officials to Not Perform Certain Marriage Duties Bill Passed - House (67 - 43)
May 26, 2015 TX HB 3994 Amends Requirements for Minors Seeking Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
May 19, 2015 AL SB 377 Requires Marrying Couples to Sign a Marriage Contract Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
May 19, 2015 IL HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (68 - 43)
May 18, 2015 ID H 1 Amends Foreign Child Support Order Bill Passed - House (49 - 21)
May 16, 2015 NV AB 193 Authorizes a Court of Law to Admit Hearsay as Evidence Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
May 14, 2015 CA SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 14, 2015 TX HB 3994 Amends Requirements for Minors Seeking Abortions Bill Passed - House (93 - 46)
May 12, 2015 TX SB 2065 Authorizes Religious Organizations to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
May 7, 2015 OR HB 2307 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
May 7, 2015 CT HB 6949 Expands Requirements for Vaccine Exemptions Bill Passed - House (86 - 56)
April 29, 2015 NY A 4958 Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct Bill Passed - House (111 - 26)
April 25, 2015 MN HF 844 2015-2017 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 61)
April 24, 2015 FL HB 943 Amends Alimony Law Bill Passed - House (93 - 22)
April 21, 2015 IL HB 3761 Prohibits Sale of Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
April 17, 2015 NV AB 405 Requires Parental Notification of a Minor Seeking an Abortion Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
April 16, 2015 ND SB 2151 Appropriates Funds for Early Childhood Education Grants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 14)
April 15, 2015 ND SB 2151 Appropriates Funds for Early Childhood Education Grants Bill Passed - House (50 - 41)
April 15, 2015 IL HB 2653 Prohibits Sale of Certain Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
April 14, 2015 FL HB 7013 Amends Child Adoption Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
April 9, 2015 WA SB 5870 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
April 9, 2015 FL HB 7111 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Services Based on Religion Bill Passed - House (75 - 38)
April 7, 2015 IN HB 1432 Establishes E-Liquid Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
March 25, 2015 AR HB 1426 Establishes Paid Maternity Leave for State Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 28)
March 24, 2015 IA SF 232 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
March 20, 2015 ID HJM 4 Appeals to Congress to Impeach Certain Members of the Judiciary Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
March 18, 2015 MI HB 4188 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Services for Religious Reasons Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
March 18, 2015 MI HB 4190 Prohibits the Department of Human Services from Taking Certain Actions Against Religion-Based Adoption Agencies Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
March 18, 2015 MI HB 4189 Authorizes Child Placing Agencies to Deny Adoptions Based on Religion Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
March 17, 2015 IA SF 334 Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
March 17, 2015 OR HB 2307 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
March 14, 2015 WV SB 286 Amends Exemption Procedure for Compulsory Immunizations Bill Passed - House (62 - 36)
March 12, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 3)
March 12, 2015 AL HB 56 Authorizes Officials to Refuse to Perform Marriage Ceremonies Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
March 11, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - House (66 - 9)
March 11, 2015 FL HB 7013 Amends Child Adoption Laws Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
March 11, 2015 NH HB 681 Increases Marriage License Fee Bill Passed - House (223 - 146)
March 10, 2015 CO HB 1175 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - House (35 - 29)
March 9, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 5)
March 6, 2015 NM HB 391 Requires Parental Notification Before an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (39 - 28)
March 5, 2015 IL HB 1336 Establishes Immunity from Underage Drinking Charges for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - House (69 - 39)
March 4, 2015 NH HB 136 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - House (199 - 162)
Feb. 27, 2015 VA HB 1570 Increases Regulations on Day Care Providers Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 26)
Feb. 26, 2015 NM HB 148 Prohibits Smoking in Motor Vehicles with Minors Bill Passed - House (34 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2015 NC SB 2 Authorizes Officials to Not Perform Certain Marriage Duties Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Feb. 25, 2015 ND SB 2254 Amends School District Funding Calculations to Include Early Childhood Education Programs Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 31)
Feb. 25, 2015 ND SB 2151 Appropriates Funds for Early Childhood Education Grants Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
Feb. 19, 2015 CO HB 1072 Amends Definition of Harassment Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
Feb. 12, 2015 CO SB 77 Extends Parental Rights in Education and Health Care Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 12, 2015 CO SB 77 Extends Parental Rights in Education and Health Care Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 11, 2015 MS SB 2695 Establishes Education Scholarship Accounts for Special Needs Students Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Feb. 5, 2015 NJ S 866 Authorizes Gestational Surrogacy Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)

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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:

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