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Key Votes

2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 6, 2016 AK HB 247 Amends Oil and Gas Tax Credit System Conference Report Adopted - House (21 - 19)
June 6, 2016 AK HB 247 Amends Oil and Gas Tax Credit System Conference Report Adopted - Senate (13 - 6)
May 13, 2016 AK HB 247 Amends Oil and Gas Tax Credit System Bill Passed - House (25 - 12)
April 21, 2016 CO HB 1430 Requires Oil and Gas Companies to Provide Certain Information Bill Passed - House (34 - 31)
April 6, 2016 MO SB 623 Increases Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
March 23, 2016 AK SB 125 Amends Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
March 2, 2016 WV SB 705 Reduces Severance Tax Rate on Oil, Natural Gas and Coal Production Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
Jan. 27, 2016 FL HB 191 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracking Bill Passed - House (73 - 45)

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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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