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Key Votes

2017 All Housing and Property Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 1, 2017 National HR 1699 Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (256 - 163)
Nov. 14, 2017 National HR 2874 21st Century Flood Reform Act Bill Passed - House (237 - 189)
Sept. 19, 2017 RI S 608 Requires Notification of Sex Offenders Living Near School Bus Stops Bill Passed - House (61 - 0)
Sept. 11, 2017 CA AB 291 Prohibits Landlords from Disclosing Immigration Status of Tenants Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 20)
Aug. 11, 2017 TX HB 7 Specifies Tree Removal Regulations Municipalities May Impose Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
June 29, 2017 RI S 897 Amends Housing Restrictions for Sex Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
June 6, 2017 RI S 608 Requires Notification of Sex Offenders Living Near School Bus Stops Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 0)
June 1, 2017 CA SB 35 Amends Affordable Housing Policies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
April 28, 2017 FL HB 425 Prohibits City and County Governments from Regulating Short-Term Rental Homes Bill Passed - House (63 - 56)
April 27, 2017 MO HB 608 Prohibits Local Governments from Prohibiting Residential Dwelling Rentals Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
April 25, 2017 HI HB 1418 Amends Building Code Exemptions to Comply with Federal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 0)
April 19, 2017 IN HB 1133 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating Short-Term Rentals Concurrence Vote Failed - House (50 - 46)
April 12, 2017 MO SB 22 Authorizes State to Buy Out Contaminated Homes Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
April 4, 2017 OR HB 2004 Prohibits Landlords from Evicting a Tenant without Cause Bill Passed - House (31 - 27)
March 30, 2017 NC HB 142 Establishes Provisions Related to Gender-Based Bathroom Use Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
March 7, 2017 HI HB 2 Authorizes Tiny Houses for Farm Workers Bill Passed - House (41 - 10)
Feb. 6, 2017 ND HB 1193 Classifies Economic Harm as a Class C Felony Bill Passed - House (72 - 19)

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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