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Key Votes

2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 14, 2016 MO HB 1414 Establishes Regulations for the Release of Certain Agricultural Data Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
Sept. 14, 2016 MO SB 641 Establishes Income Tax Deduction for Agricultural Disaster Aid Payments Veto Override Passed - House (112 - 38)
Sept. 14, 2016 MO HB 1414 Establishes Regulations for the Release of Certain Agricultural Data Veto Override Passed - House (111 - 46)
Sept. 14, 2016 MO SB 641 Establishes Income Tax Deduction for Agricultural Disaster Aid Payments Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA SB 859 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA SB 859 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
Aug. 30, 2016 CA SB 1333 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches and Parks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Aug. 29, 2016 CA AB 1066 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 32)
Aug. 25, 2016 CA SB 1333 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches and Parks Bill Passed - House (50 - 26)
Aug. 22, 2016 CA AB 1066 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
July 7, 2016 National S 764 Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (63 - 30)
June 2, 2016 CA AB 2757 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Bill Failed - House (38 - 35)
May 31, 2016 CA SB 1333 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches and Parks Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
May 26, 2016 NJ S 359 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
May 26, 2016 LA HB 67 Prohibits Minors from Possessing Alcohol on Private Property Bill Failed - House (48 - 37)
May 18, 2016 IL SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
April 28, 2016 MA S 2269 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
April 18, 2016 LA SB 29 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
April 18, 2016 LA SB 29 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
April 12, 2016 HI HB 2501 Authorizes Extension for Water Permits Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 6)
April 6, 2016 VT H 93 Increases Legal Smoking Age Bill Passed - House (80 - 63)
March 31, 2016 MO HB 1786 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (95 - 56)
March 30, 2016 AK SB 1 Prohibits Smoking in Public Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5)
March 23, 2016 MD SB 1159 Amends Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners Appointment Regulations Bill Passed - House (90 - 46)
March 10, 2016 CA SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
March 10, 2016 CA SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
March 8, 2016 HI HB 2501 Authorizes Extension for Water Permits Bill Passed - House (44 - 7)
March 7, 2016 IN HB 1386 Authorizes Liquor Licenses for State Parks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 30)
March 3, 2016 CA SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes Bill Passed - House (52 - 21)
March 3, 2016 CA SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
March 3, 2016 MO SB 919 Authorizes Breweries to Lease Coolers to Stores Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
March 1, 2016 IN HB 1386 Authorizes Liquor Licenses for State Parks Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
March 1, 2016 OK SJR 68 Authorizes the Public to Vote on Beer and Wine Sales Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (28 - 16)
Feb. 26, 2016 ID H 331 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (42 - 24)
Feb. 25, 2016 IA SF 2289 Expands Criminal Offenses for Animal Mistreatment Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Feb. 22, 2016 MO HB 1414 Establishes Regulations for the Release of Certain Agricultural Data Bill Passed - House (104 - 49)
Feb. 17, 2016 OR HB 4122 Requires Genetically Engineered Fish to Be Labeled Bill Passed - House (32 - 27)
Feb. 12, 2016 National HR 2017 Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (266 - 144)
Feb. 5, 2016 NE LB 176 Authorizes Meatpackers to Own Swine Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Feb. 2, 2016 IN HB 1247 Establishes State Park Liquor Permit Bill Passed - House (58 - 38)
Jan. 14, 2016 KY SB 200 Amends Alcohol Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)

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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