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Key Votes

2017 All Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 17, 2017 NV SB 106 Requires Certain Increases in Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
May 11, 2017 AL SB 200 Prohibits Criminal History Inquiries by Employers Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 9)
May 8, 2017 FL HB 5007 Revises Florida Retirement System Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 13)
May 8, 2017 CA AB 22 Repeals Ban on Communist Party Members as State Employees Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
April 27, 2017 IL SB 14 Establishes New Pension Guidelines Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
April 26, 2017 IL HB 2462 Prohibits Screening Job Applicants Based on Wage or Salary History Bill Passed - House (91 - 24)
April 11, 2017 TX SB 75 Requires Parental Consent for Minors to Join Labor Unions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
March 17, 2017 NM HB 241 Establishes New Standards of Evaluation for Teachers Veto Override Failed - House (36 - 31)
March 16, 2017 National HR 1259 VA Accountability First Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (237 - 178)
Feb. 16, 2017 IA HF 291 Limits Collective Bargaining for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 16, 2017 IA HF 291 Limits Collective Bargaining for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (53 - 47)

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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