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2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 7, 2016 NJ A 12 Restructures Certain State Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 27)
Oct. 7, 2016 NJ A 12 Restructures Certain State Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA AB 1889 Appropriates Funds for High-Speed Rail Project Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 30)
Aug. 25, 2016 CA AB 1889 Appropriates Funds for High-Speed Rail Project Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Aug. 23, 2016 CA AB 1887 Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Certain States Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 21)
Aug. 23, 2016 CA AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 20)
Aug. 17, 2016 CA AB 1887 Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Certain States Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Aug. 17, 2016 CA AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
June 27, 2016 NJ A 12 Restructures Certain State Taxes Bill Passed - House (53 - 23)
June 18, 2016 RI S 2864 Establishes Regulations for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - House (53 - 6)
June 17, 2016 RI S 2864 Establishes Regulations for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
June 15, 2016 SC H 3440 Requires Certain Safety Regulations to Operate a Moped Veto Override Passed - House (69 - 33)
June 2, 2016 NC HB 954 Repeals Interstate 77 Toll Contract Bill Passed - House (81 - 27)
May 31, 2016 SC S 1258 Amends Structure and Funding of Department of Transportation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 10)
May 30, 2016 LA SB 227 Authorizes REAL ID Driver's Licenses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
April 20, 2016 LA HB 337 Prohibits Individuals Under 21 from Riding a Motorcycle Without a Helmet Bill Failed - House (49 - 46)
April 8, 2016 MD HB 1013 Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System Veto Override Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
April 7, 2016 MD HB 1013 Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System Veto Override Passed - House (88 - 52)
April 7, 2016 National S Amdt 3483 Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 54)
April 7, 2016 MO HB 2330 Establishes Regulations for Ride Sharing Companies Bill Passed - House (115 - 34)
April 6, 2016 MO SB 623 Increases Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
April 4, 2016 TN HB 1416 Prohibits Driving in Left Lane without Passing Other Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
March 29, 2016 LA SB 227 Authorizes REAL ID Driver's Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
March 24, 2016 MS SB 2162 Establishes the Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority Bill Passed - House (74 - 46)
March 22, 2016 KY SB 245 Authorizes State to Issue Real ID Compliant Identification Documents Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
March 22, 2016 KY HB 305 Appropriates Funds for Transportation Projects Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
March 19, 2016 MD HB 1013 Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System Bill Passed - House (84 - 51)
March 9, 2016 SC H 3579 Appropriates Funds for Highways Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
March 9, 2016 MA H 4049 Establishes Regulations for Ride-Sharing Companies Bill Passed - House (139 - 16)
March 9, 2016 FL HB 4027 Prohibits Traffic Infraction Detectors Bill Passed - House (83 - 33)
March 7, 2016 VA SB 117 Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane Bill Passed - House (70 - 25)
March 3, 2016 WY SF 72 Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
March 3, 2016 IN SB 333 Appropriates Funds for Transportation Projects Bill Passed - House (57 - 35)
March 2, 2016 WY SF 72 Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways Bill Passed - House (41 - 16)
March 1, 2016 CO HB 1231 Limits Use of Automated Vehicle Identification Systems Bill Passed - House (33 - 31)
Feb. 29, 2016 GA SB 6 Establishes Driving Safety Cards for Certain Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Feb. 15, 2016 AZ SB 1241 Prohibits Photo Enforcement System Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
Feb. 12, 2016 VA HB 1348 Prohibits Smoking in a Car with Minors Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
Feb. 11, 2016 RI H 7409 Establishes Highway Truck Tolls Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Feb. 10, 2016 RI H 7409 Establishes Highway Truck Tolls Bill Passed - House (52 - 21)
Feb. 2, 2016 VA SB 117 Prohibits Opening Car Door in Traffic Lane Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
Jan. 21, 2016 NM HB 99 Requires Driver's Licenses to Comply with Federal Standards Bill Passed - House (39 - 30)
Jan. 20, 2016 MI SB 207 Authorizes Peace Officers to Conduct Roadside Saliva Drug Test Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Jan. 13, 2016 SC H 3440 Requires Certain Safety Regulations to Operate a Moped Bill Passed - House (67 - 41)

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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:

  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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