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2018 All Crime Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 7, 2018 National HR 6691 Community Safety and Security Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (247 - 152)
Aug. 21, 2018 CA SB 10 Establishes New Provisions for the Criminal Justice System Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Aug. 20, 2018 CA SB 10 Establishes New Provisions for the Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - House (42 - 31)
July 19, 2018 MA S 2598 Authorizes Diversion Program for First-Time Prostitution Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
June 27, 2018 OH SB 66 Authorizes Judges to Sentence Individuals to "Community Control" Facilities (90 - 2)
June 27, 2018 OH HB 349 Establishes Criminal Penalties for Mistreatment of Search and Rescue Animals Bill Passed - House (78 - 15)
June 25, 2018 NJ S 2532 Requires Corrections Officers to Complete 4 Hours of Sexual Assault Prevention Training Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 0)
June 22, 2018 PA HB 1419 Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
June 21, 2018 RI H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
June 20, 2018 OH SB 4 Authorizes Expunged Convictions for Victims of Human Trafficking Bill Passed - House (81 - 12)
June 14, 2018 RI H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
June 13, 2018 NY A 6823 Amends Sex Trafficking Definition Bill Passed - House (137 - 0)
June 12, 2018 MI HB 5901 Extends Funding for Statewide Trauma System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
June 7, 2018 NJ S 121 Prohibits Non-Disclosure Agreements Regarding Workplace Harassment Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 1)
June 7, 2018 OH HB 411 Requires Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Individuals Bill Passed - House (77 - 11)
June 6, 2018 NY A 2142 Requires Certain Marijuana Convictions be Sealed Bill Passed - House (98 - 41)
May 30, 2018 IL SB 2562 Authorizes Police Drone Surveillance Bill Passed - House (74 - 35)
May 30, 2018 IL HB 2354 Authorizes Courts to Confiscate Firearms from Potentially Dangerous Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 11)
May 24, 2018 MI HB 6043 Requires School Districts to Report Inappropriate Conduct within 60 Days Bill Passed - House (88 - 21)
May 23, 2018 IL HB 2354 Authorizes Courts to Confiscate Firearms from Potentially Dangerous Individuals Bill Passed - House (80 - 32)
May 23, 2018 MA H 4517 Authorizes Extreme Risk Protection Orders Bill Passed - House (139 - 14)
May 22, 2018 National HR 5682 FIRST STEP Act Bill Passed - House (360 - 59)
May 16, 2018 National HR 5698 Protect and Serve Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (382 - 35)
May 15, 2018 LA SB 389 Amends Probation Regulations Bill Passed - House (81 - 6)
May 15, 2018 MI HB 5901 Extends Funding for Statewide Trauma System Bill Passed - House (69 - 39)
May 14, 2018 LA SB 236 Amends Laws Concerning Sexual Abuse of Animals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
May 9, 2018 SC S 109 Prohibits Flying Drones Over Military Installations Bill Passed - House (88 - 1)
May 9, 2018 National HR 2152 Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (221 - 197)
May 1, 2018 MI HB 5010 Extends Statute of Limitations for Armed Robbery Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
May 1, 2018 LA SB 534 Amends "Crime of Violence" to Include Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
May 1, 2018 MN HF 2856 Amends Sexual Assault Laws Bill Passed - House (92 - 35)
April 30, 2018 MO HB 2499 Amends Parole Hearing Procedures Bill Passed - House (114 - 30)
April 26, 2018 NH SB 593 Repeals Death Penalty "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (223 - 116)
April 23, 2018 MN SF 3673 Amends Prison Release Requirements for Sex Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
April 23, 2018 NY A 3223 Amends Penal Law for Victims of Human Trafficking Bill Passed - House (131 - 0)
April 17, 2018 TN SB 2133 Prohibits Criminal Sentencing Based on Sterilization Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
April 15, 2018 AK HB 316 Amends Rules Concerning Release of Marijuana Conviction Records Bill Passed - House (30 - 10)
April 12, 2018 TN HB 849 Authorizes GPS Monitoring for Domestic Abuse Defendants Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 5)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 764 Requires Panic Alarms in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (66 - 6)
April 12, 2018 RI H 7688 Authorizes Extreme Risk Protection Orders Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
April 12, 2018 RI H 7452 Prohibits Sharing Explicit Images without Consent Bill Passed - House (66 - 0)
April 11, 2018 PA HB 1419 Authorizes Limited Access to Certain Criminal Records Bill Passed - House (188 - 2)
April 11, 2018 OH SB 231 Establishes Database of Violent Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
April 4, 2018 MA S 2371 Amends Criminal Justice Law Conference Report Adopted - House (148 - 5)
April 4, 2018 MA S 2372 Establishes the Garden of Peace Trust Fund Conference Report Adopted - House (152 - 0)
April 4, 2018 MA S 2371 Amends Criminal Justice Law Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 0)
April 2, 2018 TN SB 1796 Establishes Process to Remove Domestic Abusers from Cell Phone Plans Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
March 30, 2018 NY S 8121 Prohibits Individuals Convicted of Domestic Abuse from Purchasing Firearms Bill Passed - House (94 - 34)
March 30, 2018 NY S 8121 Prohibits Individuals Convicted of Domestic Abuse from Purchasing Firearms Bill Passed - Senate
March 21, 2018 ID H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 21, 2018 National HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
March 16, 2018 ID H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
March 15, 2018 NH SB 593 Repeals Death Penalty "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
March 15, 2018 AL HB 225 Amends State Juvenile Justice Laws Bill Passed - House (69 - 20)
March 14, 2018 National HR 4909 STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (407 - 10)
March 12, 2018 ID H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - House (45 - 22)
March 12, 2018 MD SB 122 Amends Criminal Law Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 8)
March 10, 2018 WY HB 168 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 11)
March 9, 2018 WY HB 168 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
March 9, 2018 ID H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - House (52 - 12)
March 8, 2018 WA HB 3003 Amends Various Police 'Use of Force' Laws Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 8, 2018 MI HB 5531 Requires Expulsion of Students Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct Bill Passed - House (93 - 14)
March 7, 2018 WA HB 3003 Amends Various Police 'Use of Force' Laws Bill Passed - House (73 - 25)
March 6, 2018 OK HB 2632 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" in Defense of Church Members Bill Passed - House (62 - 21)
March 1, 2018 AL HB 14 Amends Driving-Under-the-Influence Laws Bill Passed - House (44 - 42)
Feb. 27, 2018 National HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (388 - 25)
Feb. 22, 2018 WA SB 6052 Repeals Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Jan. 11, 2018 National S 139 FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (256 - 164)

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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