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Key Votes

2015 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 27, 2015 National S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 21)
Oct. 22, 2015 National S Amdt 2564 Prohibits Liability Immunity for Corporations that Break User Agreements Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 65)
June 2, 2015 National HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
May 21, 2015 National HR 2262 Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (284 - 133)
May 17, 2015 MN SF 86 Amends Procedures for Data Collected by Police Surveillance Equipment Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 43)
May 7, 2015 MN SF 86 Amends Procedures for Data Collected by Police Surveillance Equipment Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 19)
May 5, 2015 NV SB 37 Authorizes GPS Capable Supervision of Parolees Bill Passed - House (24 - 18)
April 24, 2015 FL SB 604 Requires Contact Information from Certain Website Operators Bill Passed - House (78 - 38)
April 23, 2015 TX SB 158 Authorizes Grants for Body-Worn Cameras to Certain Law Enforcement Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 22, 2015 CO HB 1290 Prohibits a Peace Office from Seizing a Recording Device Without Consent or Warrant Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
April 2, 2015 ND HB 1328 Prohibits the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Without a Warrant Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
March 12, 2015 ID S 1108 Authorizes Testing Autonomous Driven Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
Feb. 23, 2015 ND HB 1328 Prohibits the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Without a Warrant Bill Passed - House (74 - 19)
Feb. 19, 2015 CO HB 1072 Amends Definition of Harassment Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)

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:

  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

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