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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)
Aug. 21, 2018 CA SB 1192 Requires Beverages Included in Kids' Meals to be Milk or Water Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Aug. 16, 2018 CA SB 1192 Requires Beverages Included in Kids' Meals to be Milk or Water Bill Passed - House (46 - 26)
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)
June 30, 2018 DE HB 165 Authorizes Shipment of Wine from Out-of-State Sellers Concurrence Vote Failed - House (19 - 21)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 1838 Prohibits Local Grocery Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 2)
June 28, 2018 MA H 4479 Increase Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 1838 Prohibits Local Grocery Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
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 DE HB 165 Authorizes Shipment of Wine from Out-of-State Sellers Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
June 26, 2018 NC SB 711 Limits Nuisance Damages Against Livestock Farmers Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 9)
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 7, 2018 DE HB 165 Authorizes Shipment of Wine from Out-of-State Sellers Bill Passed - House (25 - 13)
May 31, 2018 CA SB 1138 Requires Prisons to Provide Vegan Meal Options Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 0)
May 30, 2018 CA SB 905 Authorizes Alcohol Sales Until 4 AM Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
May 17, 2018 RI H 7419 Prohibits Advertising of Unhealthy Food and Beverages in Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
May 9, 2018 MA H 4479 Increase Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (147 - 4)
May 2, 2018 RI S 2350 Prohibits Advertising Unhealthy Food in Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
May 1, 2018 KS HB 2470 Amends Alcoholic Beverage Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 28)
April 19, 2018 MO HB 2155 Authorizes State to Regulate Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (117 - 30)
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)
Feb. 28, 2018 MS SB 2588 Authorizes Localities to Designate Open Container Districts Bill Passed - House (88 - 29)
Feb. 22, 2018 KS SB 405 Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Feb. 6, 2018 National HR 772 Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (266 - 157)
Feb. 6, 2018 National HR 772 Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (266 - 157)
Feb. 5, 2018 MS SB 2588 Authorizes Localities to Designate Open Container Districts Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 9)
Jan. 31, 2018 MS HB 415 Amends Alcoholic Beverage Regulations (86 - 26)
Jan. 23, 2018 IA SF 512 Amends Wastewater Treatment Financial Assistance Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)

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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