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Key Votes

2016 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 15, 2016 CA AB 1687 Requires Entertainment Database Websites to Remove Actor's Age Upon Request Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
April 28, 2016 CA ACR 137 Establishes May 26th as John Wayne Day Resolution Failed - House (36 - 19)
April 25, 2016 LA HB 863 Prohibits Schools from Holding Membership in Certain Associations or Organizations Bill Failed - House (33 - 51)
April 11, 2016 ME LD 1600 Requires Legislative Approval for National Monument Designations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
April 7, 2016 ME LD 1600 Requires Legislative Approval for National Monument Designations Bill Passed - House (77 - 73)
March 17, 2016 MD SB 49 Amends the State Song Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
March 3, 2016 AL SB 13 Prohibits Removal of Momuments on Public Property Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
March 1, 2016 WV HB 4625 Requires Greyhound Racing Funds to be Redirected to State Road Fund Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
Feb. 29, 2016 VA HB 587 Prohibits Removal of War Monuments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Feb. 29, 2016 KY SB 200 Reduces Number of Horse Park Commission Members Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Feb. 26, 2016 GA HB 951 Establishes Tax Exemptions for Certain Purchases Bill Passed - House (127 - 22)
Feb. 23, 2016 KS HB 2578 Expands List of Medical Professionals Who Can Clear High School Athletes for Play After a Concussion Bill Passed - House (70 - 53)
Feb. 18, 2016 TN HB 2129 Requires Historical Commission Approval to Alter Monuments Bill Passed - House (71 - 23)
Jan. 21, 2016 MD SB 190 Amends Taxable Price for Sale or Use of Accommodations Veto Override Passed - House (89 - 52)
Jan. 21, 2016 MD SB 190 Amends Taxable Price for Sale or Use of Accommodations Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 16)

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

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