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2017 All Taxes 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
Nov. 16, 2017 National HR 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 205)
Nov. 8, 2017 OK HB 1054 Increases Tax Rate on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Fuel Products Bill Failed - House (71 - 27)
Nov. 2, 2017 MI HB 5013 Amends No Fault Auto Insurance Rates Bill Failed - House (45 - 63)
Nov. 1, 2017 OK HB 1085 Increases Tax Rates on Oil and Gas Wells Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
Oct. 31, 2017 MI HB 253 Appropriates Supplemental Funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (105 - 2)
Oct. 12, 2017 MI HB 4999 Prohibits Localities from Taxing Foods and Beverages Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Sept. 12, 2017 WI AB 1 Establishes Tax Incentives for Manufacturing Zone Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Aug. 17, 2017 WI AB 1 Establishes Tax Incentives for Manufacturing Zone Bill Passed - House (59 - 30)
July 25, 2017 TX SB 2 Appropriates Funds for Private School Scholarships Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
July 12, 2017 MI SB 242 Establishes Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House (71 - 35)
July 2, 2017 IL SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 45)
July 2, 2017 DE HB 279 Increases Rate of Realty Transfer Tax Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
July 2, 2017 DE HB 279 Increases Rate of Realty Transfer Tax Bill Passed - House (31 - 9)
June 6, 2017 KS SB 30 Establishes Tax Provisions Veto Override Passed - House (88 - 31)
June 6, 2017 KS SB 30 Establishes Tax Provisions Veto Override Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
May 23, 2017 IL SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
May 16, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Concurrence Vote Failed - House (17 - 22)
May 15, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
May 9, 2017 CO HB 1375 Requires School Districts to Develop a Plan to Equitably Distribute Funds Bill Passed - House (65 - 0)
May 2, 2017 OK HB 2348 Revises Income Tax Provisions Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
April 28, 2017 TX HB 28 Establishes Standards for Determining Adjusted Franchise Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (96 - 39)
April 25, 2017 PA HB 1071 Prohibits Bans, Fees, and Taxes on Recyclable Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (102 - 87)
April 22, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 43)
April 19, 2017 TN HB 534 Establishes Gas Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
April 19, 2017 LA SB 22 Redefines Hunting Supplies for Purposes of Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
April 19, 2017 TN HB 534 Establishes Gas Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (67 - 21)
April 16, 2017 AK HB 115 Establishes an Income Tax Bill Passed - House (22 - 17)
April 13, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
April 10, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
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 WA SB 5893 Expands Vehicle Valuation Methods Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
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 HI SB 1183 Authorizes Use of Property Taxes to Fund Rail Project Bill Passed - House (11 - 6)
April 3, 2017 AR SB 140 Requires Internet Retailers to Collect State Sales Tax Bill Failed - House (43 - 50)
March 30, 2017 TX SB 2 Appropriates Funds for Private School Scholarships Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
March 30, 2017 MT SB 354 Raises Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 29, 2017 MT HB 473 Increases Taxes on Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
March 27, 2017 ID H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 19)
March 23, 2017 WA SB 5048 Establishes 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Operating Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 22, 2017 ID H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 16, 2017 NJ S 3048 Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
March 14, 2017 NC SB 75 Establishes a 5.5% Cap on State Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
March 13, 2017 NJ S 3048 Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 1, 2017 SC H 3516 Increases Gas Taxes and Fees to Improve Infrastructure Bill Passed - House (97 - 18)
Feb. 6, 2017 AR SB 140 Requires Internet Retailers to Collect State Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Feb. 2, 2017 KS SB 30 Establishes Tax Provisions Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
Jan. 17, 2017 NY S362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
Jan. 16, 2017 WY HB 19 Requires Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax on Purchases Bill Passed - House (45 - 14)

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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