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Key Votes

2017 All Food Processing and Sales Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 12, 2017 MI HB 4999 Prohibits Localities from Taxing Foods and Beverages Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Sept. 5, 2017 CA AB 841 Restricts Marketing of Unhealthy Foods in Schools Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
April 26, 2017 FL SB 106 Revises Provisions on the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - House (58 - 57)
April 11, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
March 8, 2017 UT HB 442 Amends Certain Restrictions Regarding the Sale of Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 17)
March 2, 2017 WA HB 1493 Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
Feb. 27, 2017 MT HB 541 Authorizes Small Breweries to Sell 60,000 Barrels of Beer per Year Bill Passed - House (94 - 6)

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  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

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