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2017 All Health and Health Care Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 20, 2017 MO SB 5 Establishes New Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (110 - 38)
June 15, 2017 MO SB 5 Establishes New Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
June 2, 2017 NV AB 374 Expands Eligibility for Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
May 26, 2017 NJ S 359 Raises Minimum Age for Purchasing Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
May 23, 2017 ME LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
May 18, 2017 DE SB 24 Authorizes Medical Marijuana to Treat Anxiety Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 0)
May 17, 2017 NY A 516 Expands Cigarette Legislation to Apply to Electronic Cigarette Bill Passed - House (92 - 36)
May 16, 2017 NY A 4738 Establishes New York Health Plan Bill Passed - House (94 - 46)
May 16, 2017 DE SB 24 Authorizes Medical Marijuana to Treat Anxiety (9 - 1)
May 16, 2017 NE LB 289 Authorizes Life Prison Terms for Sex Traffickers and Solicitors Bill Passed - House (48 - 0)
May 11, 2017 TX HB 39 Prohibits Vaccination of New Foster Children Bill Passed - House (132 - 11)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
May 4, 2017 National HR 2192 McSally Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (429 - 0)
May 4, 2017 National HR 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (217 - 213)
May 2, 2017 VT S 16 Authorizes Medical Marijuana to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bill Passed - House (130 - 16)
April 25, 2017 NV SB 122 Provides Funding and Regulations Related to Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
April 25, 2017 NV AB 249 Requires Insurance Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - House (40 - 2)
April 22, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
April 22, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (83 - 11)
April 20, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 19, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 18, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
April 13, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - House (146 - 0)
April 13, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
April 13, 2017 MO HB 90 Establishes Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - Senate
April 12, 2017 WA HB 1234 Requires Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1)
April 12, 2017 CO SB 192 Authorizes Transfers of Retail Marijuana to Medical Marijuana Licensees Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
April 11, 2017 HI SB 501 Requires Certain Disclosures from Limited Service Pregnancy Centers (41 - 10)
April 7, 2017 MD HB 0631 Prohibits Unwarranted Price Hikes on Generic Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 7)
April 6, 2017 IN HB 1438 Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
April 5, 2017 FL HB 969 Provides Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services Bill Passed - House (79 - 38)
April 4, 2017 SC H 3809 Requires Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - House (64 - 38)
April 3, 2017 MO HB 90 Establishes Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - House (102 - 54)
April 3, 2017 MN SF 800 Establishes Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 30)
March 29, 2017 MS HB 1090 Authorizes Private Contractor to Audit Medicaid Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 17)
March 28, 2017 MS HB 1090 Authorizes Private Contractor to Audit Medicaid Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 48)
March 25, 2017 MT SB 329 Prohibits Abortion 20 Weeks After Fertilization Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
March 24, 2017 MD SB 1081 Establishes Funds to Support Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
March 23, 2017 FL HB 7007 Authorizes Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (77 - 37)
March 21, 2017 OK HB 1549 Prohibits Abortions Based on Genetic Abnormalities Bill Passed - House (67 - 16)
March 21, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (96 - 0)
March 15, 2017 MN HF 5 Establishes a Health Insurance Cost-Sharing Program Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
March 15, 2017 NM SB 121 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (44 - 23)
March 15, 2017 NM SB 252 Enacts End of Life Options Act Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 22)
March 13, 2017 MN HF 5 Establishes a Health Insurance Cost-Sharing Program Bill Passed - House (78 - 53)
March 7, 2017 MS HB 1090 Authorizes Private Contractor to Audit Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
March 1, 2017 AZ SB 1441 Establishes Arbitration Process for Unexpected Medical Billing Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
Feb. 22, 2017 AZ SB 1367 Requires Physicians to Attempt to Revive Viable Fetus After Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
Feb. 10, 2017 National PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Feb. 8, 2017 National PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Cloture Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Feb. 8, 2017 MS HB 1090 Authorizes Private Contractor to Audit Medicaid Bill Passed - House (77 - 45)

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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