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Key Votes

2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 29, 2016 CA SB 1069 Amends Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units Bill Passed - House (55 - 23)
Aug. 24, 2016 CA SB 1150 Authorizes Heirs to Receive Home Loan Information Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Aug. 22, 2016 CA SB 1150 Authorizes Heirs to Receive Home Loan Information Bill Passed - House (49 - 26)
June 9, 2016 MA S 2311 Amends Residential Zoning Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
May 12, 2016 NH HB 1590 Requires License Information in Short-Term Rental Advertisements Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 11)
May 5, 2016 AZ HB 2568 Authorizes Developers to Levy Property Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 26)
April 21, 2016 IL HB 696 Repeals Property Tax in Non-Home Rule Communities Bill Passed - House (71 - 31)
April 7, 2016 TN SB 1636 Prohibits City Requirements for Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
April 5, 2016 LA HB 580 Limits Time Frame for Real Estate Appraisal Lawsuits Bill Failed - House (45 - 47)
March 23, 2016 KS SB 338 Authorizes District Courts to Transfer Possession of Abandoned Properties Bill Passed - House (79 - 44)
March 3, 2016 OR SB 1533 Authorizes Inclusionary Zoning Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
March 3, 2016 OR SB 1573 Authorizes City Property Annexation without Voter Authorization Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
March 2, 2016 OR HB 4143 Prohibits Rent Increase in First Year of Tenancy Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
March 1, 2016 RI S 2103 Requires Property Owners to Maintain Trees and Shrubs Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
Feb. 29, 2016 AZ HB 2403 Limits Property Deed Recording Fee to $500 Bill Passed - House (31 - 28)
Feb. 26, 2016 National HR 2406 Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (242 - 161)
Feb. 16, 2016 VA SB 416 Authorizes Individuals to Rent Out Rooms through Online Platform Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 19)
Feb. 11, 2016 WI AB 568 Authorizes Landlords to Evict Tenants for Criminal Activity Bill Passed - House (60 - 31)
Feb. 9, 2016 WI AB 582 Amends Shoreline Zoning and Property Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Feb. 9, 2016 WI AB 600 Amends Shoreline Development Regulations Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
Jan. 29, 2016 VA SB 67 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation in Housing Practices Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)

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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