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Key Votes

2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 28, 2016 National HR 6094 Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act Bill Passed - House (246 - 177)
Sept. 14, 2016 National HR 5620 VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 Bill Passed - House (310 - 116)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA SB 654 Authorizes Paid Family Leave Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA SB 1241 Amends Current Provisions of Labor Contracts Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA SB 1241 Amends Current Provisions of Labor Contracts Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
Aug. 29, 2016 CA AB 1066 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 32)
Aug. 25, 2016 CA AB 1843 Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants to Disclose Criminal History Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 36)
Aug. 22, 2016 CA AB 1843 Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants to Disclose Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Aug. 22, 2016 CA AB 1066 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 2, 2016 CA AB 2757 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Bill Failed - House (38 - 35)
June 2, 2016 CA AB 1676 Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
May 25, 2016 OH HB 180 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
May 25, 2016 OH HB 180 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
May 25, 2016 National H Amdt 1128 Prohibits Use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 195)
May 19, 2016 National H Amdt 1079 Prohibits Use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 213)
May 12, 2016 MO HB 1891 Prohibits the Collection of Union Dues without Written Authorization Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 10)
May 5, 2016 NH HB 1252 Authorizes Employers to Pay Wages Biweekly Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 12)
May 4, 2016 MO HB 1891 Prohibits the Collection of Union Dues without Written Authorization Veto Override Passed - House (109 - 47)
May 4, 2016 OH SB 152 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (8 - 25)
May 4, 2016 OH SB 152 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (8 - 25)
May 4, 2016 OH SB 152 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
May 4, 2016 OH SB 152 Prohibits Local Hiring Requirement in Labor Contracts Bill Passed - House (51 - 45)
May 3, 2016 MO SCR 46 Prohibits a Wage Range Increase for Personal Care Attendants Veto Override Passed - House (119 - 36)
April 26, 2016 LA HB 266 Prohibits Criminal History Questions on Certain Employment Applications Bill Passed - House (54 - 39)
April 12, 2016 LA SB 254 Expands Equal Pay Protections Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
April 9, 2016 MD HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 33)
April 7, 2016 MD HB 1003 Prohibits Wage Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
April 6, 2016 MO SCR 46 Prohibits a Wage Range Increase for Personal Care Attendants Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
April 5, 2016 MD HB 580 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (84 - 54)
March 31, 2016 CA SB 3 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
March 31, 2016 CA SB 3 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (48 - 26)
March 28, 2016 CO HB 1166 Prohibits Employers from Discussing Salary History Bill Passed - House (34 - 31)
March 24, 2016 CO HB 1001 Requires State Contractors to Comply with Federal Equal Pay Standards Bill Passed - House (34 - 29)
March 23, 2016 KS SB 469 Amends Labor Union Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
March 17, 2016 NE LB 83 Prohibits Wage Discrimination in Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
March 17, 2016 KY SB 297 Repeals State Coal Mine Inspections Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
March 9, 2016 UT HB 251 Prohibits Non-Compete Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
March 3, 2016 MO HB 1891 Prohibits the Collection of Union Dues without Written Authorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House (109 - 49)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
March 2, 2016 IA SF 2252 Requires Accommodations for Employees During Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
March 1, 2016 MO HB 1891 Prohibits the Collection of Union Dues without Written Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
March 1, 2016 AZ HB 2579 Prohibits a City from Regulating Nonwage Compensation Bill Passed - House (35 - 24)
Feb. 26, 2016 VA HB 1371 Prohibits Cities from Increasing Minimum Wage or Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Feb. 25, 2016 UT SB 59 Requires Employers Provide Certain Accommodations Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
Feb. 25, 2016 AL HB 174 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Wage or Employee Benefits Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Feb. 22, 2016 CO SB 70 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 22, 2016 TN SB 1621 Prohibits Local-Hire Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
Feb. 22, 2016 CO SB 70 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 19, 2016 ID H 463 Prohibits Local Governments from Increasing Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
Feb. 18, 2016 OR SB 1532 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (32 - 26)
Feb. 18, 2016 MO HB 1891 Prohibits the Collection of Union Dues without Written Authorization Bill Passed - House (110 - 47)
Feb. 16, 2016 IL HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - House (67 - 46)
Feb. 16, 2016 AL HB 174 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Wage or Employee Benefits Requirements Bill Passed - House (71 - 31)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - House (54 - 43)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - House (54 - 43)
Feb. 11, 2016 AL HB 37 Prohibits Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions Bill Failed - House (60 - 24)
Feb. 11, 2016 OR SB 1532 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
Feb. 10, 2016 MO SCR 46 Prohibits a Wage Range Increase for Personal Care Attendants Joint Resolution Passed - House (125 - 34)
Feb. 10, 2016 VA HB 1371 Prohibits Cities from Increasing Minimum Wage or Benefits Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
Feb. 5, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 5, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2016 CO HB 1002 Authorizes Leave for Academic Activities Bill Passed - House (35 - 30)
Feb. 3, 2016 IN HB 1004 Authorizes Higher Wages for Hard-to-Fill Teaching Positions Bill Passed - House (57 - 42)
Feb. 2, 2016 NY A 3870 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave Bill Passed - House (97 - 44)
Feb. 2, 2016 UT SB 59 Requires Employers Provide Certain Accommodations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9)
Jan. 29, 2016 VA SB 12 Prohibits Discrimination in Public Employment Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
Jan. 29, 2016 NM HB 195 Specifies Employer is not Liable for Medical Marijuana Workers' Compensation Costs Bill Passed - House (33 - 29)
Jan. 27, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - House (55 - 44)
Jan. 27, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - House (55 - 44)
Jan. 25, 2016 MO SCR 46 Prohibits a Wage Range Increase for Personal Care Attendants Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 4)
Jan. 25, 2016 TN SB 151 Prohibits Automatic Deduction from Teachers' Paychecks for Union Dues Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Jan. 25, 2016 VA SB 335 Prohibits State Employers From Inquiring about an Applicant's Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Jan. 21, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Jan. 21, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)

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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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