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2017 All Business and Consumers Key Votes

Research Wrap Up: What are your legislators up to?

 Congress has been very busy in early 2017. Read further to find out what is happening on both sides of the aisle! Read More
Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 2, 2017 WI AB 25 Authorizes Minors Over Age 16 to Work without Permits Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
May 1, 2017 OR SB 95 Requires Reporting Suspected Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
April 28, 2017 TX HB 28 Establishes Standards for Determining Adjusted Franchise Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (96 - 39)
April 26, 2017 FL SB 106 Revises Provisions on the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - House (58 - 57)
April 21, 2017 IN HB 1496 Prohibits Sale of Certain Alcohol at Convenience Stores Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 14)
April 17, 2017 AZ SB 1406 Limits Applicability of Disability Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
April 17, 2017 NV SB 176 Revises Laws Related to Knives Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 0)
April 13, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 12, 2017 CO SB 192 Authorizes Transfers of Retail Marijuana to Medical Marijuana Licensees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
April 12, 2017 CT HB 5730 Authorizes Automated Beer and Wine Dispensers Bill Passed - House (129 - 19)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
April 7, 2017 KS SB 70 Amends Ride Inspection Laws for Amusement Parks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
March 30, 2017 NC HB 142 Establishes Provisions Related to Gender-Based Bathroom Use Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
March 23, 2017 ID H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 8, 2017 UT HB 442 Amends Certain Restrictions Regarding the Sale of Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 17)
March 1, 2017 AZ SB 1122 Authorizes the Sale of Firearms without Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
Feb. 28, 2017 ID H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - House (58 - 11)
Feb. 2, 2017 KS SB 30 Amends Kansas Retailers' Sales Tax Act Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)

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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