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Key Votes

2017 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 21, 2017 National HR 4667 Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (251 - 169)
Nov. 14, 2017 National HR 2874 21st Century Flood Reform Act Bill Passed - House (237 - 189)
Nov. 7, 2017 WI AB 499 Authorizes Sulfide Mining Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Nov. 7, 2017 MI HB 5095 Amends the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act Bill Passed - House (66 - 42)
Nov. 2, 2017 WI AB 499 Authorizes Sulfide Mining Bill Passed - House (53 - 38)
Nov. 1, 2017 National HR 2936 Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (232 - 188)
Oct. 18, 2017 MI SB 542 Establishes Pesticide Notification Registry Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Oct. 4, 2017 NC H 56 Transfers Funds for Cape Fear River Cleanup Veto Override Passed - House (70 - 44)
Oct. 4, 2017 NC H 56 Transfers Funds for Cape Fear River Cleanup Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
Sept. 8, 2017 National HR 601 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - House (316 - 90)
Sept. 7, 2017 National HR 601 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 17)
Sept. 6, 2017 National H Res 502 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017 Bill Passed - House (419 - 3)
Aug. 11, 2017 TX HB 7 Specifies Tree Removal Regulations Municipalities May Impose Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
July 18, 2017 National HR 806 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (229 - 199)
July 17, 2017 CA AB 617 Establishes Air-Quality Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 24)
July 17, 2017 CA AB 398 Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 22)
July 17, 2017 CA AB 617 Establishes Air-Quality Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
July 17, 2017 CA AB 398 Extends California's Cap-and-Trade Policies Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12)
July 12, 2017 National HR 23 Gaining Responsibility on Water Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 190)
July 12, 2017 National HR 23 Gaining Responsibility on Water Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 190)
June 30, 2017 NC HB 589 Specifies North Carolina's Energy Policy Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 41)
June 29, 2017 DE HB 190 Authorizes Commercial Activity in State-Designated Coastal Zones Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 2)
June 28, 2017 NC SB 615 Amends Agricultural Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 18)
June 28, 2017 NC SB 615 Amends Agricultural Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 10)
June 21, 2017 OH SB 2 Amends Environmental Protection Laws Bill Passed - House (85 - 10)
June 21, 2017 WI SB 68 Amends Prohibition on Baiting and Feeding Deer Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
June 21, 2017 WI SB 68 Amends Prohibition on Baiting and Feeding Deer Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
June 20, 2017 DE HB 190 Authorizes Commercial Activity in State-Designated Coastal Zones Bill Passed - House (34 - 7)
June 14, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
June 14, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
June 14, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
June 14, 2017 WI SB 68 Amends Prohibition on Baiting and Feeding Deer Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
June 14, 2017 WI SB 68 Amends Prohibition on Baiting and Feeding Deer Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
June 7, 2017 LA HB 598 Increases Gas Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 38)
May 31, 2017 CA SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
May 31, 2017 CA SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
May 24, 2017 National HR 953 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (256 - 165)
May 24, 2017 National HR 953 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (256 - 165)
May 16, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Concurrence Vote Failed - House (17 - 22)
May 15, 2017 MN SF 1937 Authorizes the Construction and Repair of Statewide Oil Pipelines Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 30)
May 15, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
May 11, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
May 11, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
May 11, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
May 9, 2017 CO SB 301 Amends Funds and Regulations for Renewable Energy Programs Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
April 27, 2017 IN SB 309 Amends Payback Rate for Excess Solar Energy Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)
April 24, 2017 NC SB 434 Amends Local Riparian Buffer Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 31)
April 22, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 43)
April 19, 2017 MT HB 193 Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to Approve Cost-Tracking Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
April 13, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 13, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 13, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
April 10, 2017 IN SB 309 Amends Payback Rate for Excess Solar Energy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
April 10, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 10, 2017 NC H 467 Limits Penalties for Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
April 10, 2017 OR SB 3 Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - House (54 - 26)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
April 5, 2017 WI SB 76 Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
April 3, 2017 TN SB 0519 Provides Certain Health Coverage for Retail Purchased Dogs Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 30, 2017 OH HB 114 Revises Energy Efficiency Provisions Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
March 30, 2017 National HR 1431 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (229 - 193)
March 30, 2017 OH HB 114 Revises Energy Efficiency Provisions Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
March 29, 2017 National HR 1430 Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (228 - 194)
March 29, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
March 27, 2017 MD HB 1325 Prohibits Fracking Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10)
March 27, 2017 MD HB 1325 Prohibits Fracking Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10)
March 22, 2017 ID H 274 Establishes the Office of Administrator of Invasive Species Policy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
March 22, 2017 ID H 274 Establishes the Office of Administrator of Invasive Species Policy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
March 22, 2017 IA SF 447 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Bill Passed - House (60 - 39)
March 21, 2017 National H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
March 14, 2017 IA SF 447 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 17, 2017 National PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Feb. 16, 2017 National PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Feb. 16, 2017 National H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Joint Resolution Passed - House (225 - 193)
Feb. 8, 2017 UT HCR 12 Recommends Executive Action to Reduce the Boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
Feb. 3, 2017 UT HCR 11 Recommends Executive Action to Rescind Bears Ears National Monument Designation Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
Feb. 2, 2017 MD HB 1106 Increases Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Jan. 31, 2017 MD HB 1106 Increases Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Veto Override Passed - House (88 - 51)
Jan. 31, 2017 UT HCR 11 Recommends Executive Action to Rescind Bears Ears National Monument Designation Joint Resolution Passed - House (60 - 14)
Jan. 31, 2017 UT HCR 12 Recommends Executive Action to Reduce the Boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Joint Resolution Passed - House (61 - 13)
Jan. 17, 2017 NY S 362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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