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Key Votes

2018 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 11, 2018 National HR 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 13)
Dec. 5, 2018 MI SB 1197 Establishes Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nov. 16, 2018 National HR 6784 Manage our Wolves Act Bill Passed - House (196 - 180)
Nov. 14, 2018 National H Res 1142 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018. Bill Passed - House (201 - 187)
Oct. 29, 2018 NJ S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Oct. 29, 2018 NJ S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Oct. 3, 2018 MI HB 6201 Amends Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (105 - 2)
Oct. 3, 2018 MI HB 6200 Prohibit Ship Operators from Dropping Anchor in the Straits of Mackinac Bill Passed - House (106 - 1)
Aug. 31, 2018 CA SB 901 Requires Utilities to File Wildfire Mitigation Plans Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 14)
Aug. 28, 2018 CA SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Aug. 28, 2018 CA SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Aug. 1, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
Aug. 1, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
July 31, 2018 MA H 4857 Increases State Clean Energy Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
July 30, 2018 MA H 4835 Authorizes Funds for Climate Change Adaptation and Environmental Protection Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
July 19, 2018 National H Con Res 119 Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. Bill Passed - House (229 - 180)
July 19, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (217 - 199)
July 19, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (217 - 199)
July 12, 2018 National HR 3281 Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act Bill Passed - House (233 - 184)
July 11, 2018 National HR 200 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act Bill Passed - House (222 - 193)
July 11, 2018 National HR 200 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act Bill Passed - House (222 - 193)
June 28, 2018 National HR 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 11)
June 27, 2018 NC HB 374 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 11)
June 27, 2018 NC HB 374 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Veto Override Passed - House (75 - 44)
June 27, 2018 NC SB 711 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 45)
June 27, 2018 OH HB 349 Establishes Criminal Penalties for Mistreatment of Search and Rescue Animals Bill Passed - House (78 - 15)
June 26, 2018 NC SB 711 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 9)
June 26, 2018 National HR 2083 Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 116)
June 26, 2018 National HR 2083 Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 116)
June 22, 2018 PA HB 2468 Requires Court Order for Eminent Domain on Conserved Lands Concurrence Vote Passed - House (177 - 15)
June 22, 2018 PA HB 2468 Requires Court Order for Eminent Domain on Conserved Lands Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
June 21, 2018 National HR 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (213 - 211)
June 20, 2018 ME LD 1584 Expands Local Food Economy by Promoting Local Foods Procurement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
June 20, 2018 OH HB 552 Prohibits Use of Gas Chambers for Animal Euthanasia Bill Passed - House (89 - 4)
June 12, 2018 MI SB 542 Establishes Pesticide Notification Registry Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
June 12, 2018 MI SB 652 Establishes 11-Member Stakeholder Committee to Review and Amend Environmental Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
June 12, 2018 MI SB 654 Establishes an Environmental Science Review Board Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
June 12, 2018 MI SB 653 Establishes a New Environmental Rules Committee Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
June 12, 2018 MI SB 542 Establishes Pesticide Notification Registry Bill Passed - House (66 - 42)
June 12, 2018 RI H 7477 Prohibits Pet Shops from Selling Non-Rescue Animals Bill Passed - House (65 - 3)
June 6, 2018 OH HB 506 Amends Laws Related to High-Volume Dog Breeding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
June 6, 2018 NY S 7415 Prohibits Leasing Plans for Pets Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 0)
May 29, 2018 CA SB 836 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
May 22, 2018 MI SB 654 Establishes an Environmental Science Review Board Bill Passed - House (59 - 49)
May 22, 2018 MI SB 653 Establishes a New Environmental Rules Committee Bill Passed - House (58 - 50)
May 22, 2018 MI SB 652 Establishes 11-Member Stakeholder Committee to Review and Amend Environmental Regulations Bill Passed - House (57 - 51)
May 18, 2018 MN HF 3232 Amends the State's Solar Energy Incentive Program Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 35)
May 18, 2018 MN HF 3232 Amends the State's Solar Energy Incentive Program Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 35)
May 17, 2018 CA AB 1668 Requires Water-Use Targets Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 26)
May 16, 2018 MI SB 839 Amends Mining Permit Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 15, 2018 MI SB 839 Amends Mining Permit Laws Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
May 15, 2018 MN HF 3819 Repeals Ramsey Soil and Water Conversation District Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 20)
May 15, 2018 MI SB 881 Amends Certain Environmental Laws Regarding Mining and Water Pollution Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
May 14, 2018 LA SB 236 Amends Laws Concerning Sexual Abuse of Animals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
May 14, 2018 MN HF 2802 Requires Municipalities That Contract Public Treatment Works to Comply with New State Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 26)
May 10, 2018 CA AB 1668 Requires Water-Use Targets Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 10, 2018 National HR 3053 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (340 - 72)
May 10, 2018 National HR 3053 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (340 - 72)
May 7, 2018 LA SB 160 Prohibits Tying Up Pets During Hurricanes Bill Passed - House (67 - 25)
May 3, 2018 MO SB 917 Authorizes State to Establish Coal Ash Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
May 3, 2018 MO SB 782 Amends Department of Natural Resources Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
May 2, 2018 OK SB 893 Amends Taxation of Zero-Emission Facilities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
May 2, 2018 NH SB 569 Amends Pet Vendor Regulations "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (222 - 111)
April 25, 2018 OK SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
April 25, 2018 National HR 3144 To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. Bill Passed - House (225 - 189)
April 19, 2018 MN HF 3157 Prohibits Misrepresentation of a Service Animal Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 839 Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in New Jersey Waters Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 1)
April 12, 2018 National PN 1426 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (53 - 45)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
April 12, 2018 National PN 1426 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
April 12, 2018 MI SB 741 Prohibits Breed-Specific Ordinances Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
April 10, 2018 HI SB 2571 Prohibits Sunscreens with Ingredients that Kill Corals Bill Passed - House (46 - 5)
April 10, 2018 SC H 4421 Expands Use of Solar Power Bill Failed - House (61 - 44)
March 22, 2018 NH SB 569 Amends Pet Vendor Regulations "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 5)
March 21, 2018 OH HB 506 Amends Laws Related to High-Volume Dog Breeding Bill Passed - House (75 - 22)
March 16, 2018 VT H 710 Amends State Beer Franchise Contracts Bill Passed - House (123 - 11)
March 12, 2018 KS SB 405 Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits Bill Passed - House (84 - 37)
March 12, 2018 TN HB 1875 Authorizes Commissioner of Agriculture to Exempt Industrial Hemp from Regulatory Requirements Bill Passed - House (79 - 7)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
March 7, 2018 OK SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 5)
March 7, 2018 National HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
March 7, 2018 National HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
March 5, 2018 CA AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
March 3, 2018 WV HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Feb. 28, 2018 MS SB 2295 Transfer Exclusive Jurisdiction of Utility Matters to Public Service Commission Bill Passed - House (90 - 26)
Feb. 22, 2018 KS SB 405 Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Feb. 15, 2018 NJ S 598 Requires New Jersey to Join US Climate Alliance Bill Passed - House (49 - 23)
Feb. 15, 2018 MO SB 564 Amends Electrical Utility Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
Feb. 15, 2018 WV HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
Feb. 14, 2018 WA HB 1144 Amends Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
Feb. 12, 2018 MD SB 138 Requires Governor to Include Maryland as a Member of US Climate Alliance Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (240 - 186)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (71 - 28)
Feb. 9, 2018 VA SB 966 Amends Various Utilities Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Feb. 8, 2018 CA AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
Feb. 7, 2018 SC H 3529 Prohibits Local Regulations on Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
Feb. 6, 2018 National HR 772 Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (266 - 157)
Feb. 5, 2018 WV HB 2662 Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Feb. 1, 2018 NJ S 598 Requires New Jersey to Join US Climate Alliance Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Jan. 31, 2018 MI SB 660 Extends the Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs to 2025 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
Jan. 23, 2018 IA SF 512 Amends Wastewater Treatment Financial Assistance Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
Jan. 23, 2018 IA SF 512 Amends Wastewater Treatment Financial Assistance Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
Jan. 23, 2018 MI SB 409 Authorizes Private Harbor Permits in the Great Lakes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
Jan. 10, 2018 National S 140 An Act to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund Bill Passed - House (239 - 173)

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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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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