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Key Votes

2018 All Legal Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 25, 2018 PA HB 1037 Limits Punitive Damages in Certain Medical Lawsuits Bill Failed - House (91 - 103)
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)
May 23, 2018 NC SB 470 Amends Asbestos Claim Filing Procedures Bill Passed - House (78 - 30)
May 15, 2018 LA SB 389 Amends Probation Regulations Bill Passed - House (81 - 6)
May 14, 2018 MN HF 390 Establishes Penalties for Obstructing a Highway Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
May 1, 2018 MI HB 5010 Extends Statute of Limitations for Armed Robbery Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
April 26, 2018 NH SB 593 Repeals Death Penalty "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (223 - 116)
April 23, 2018 NY A 3223 Amends Penal Law for Victims of Human Trafficking Bill Passed - House (131 - 0)
March 22, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 36)
March 19, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
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 MO HB 1578 Limits Circumstances Under Which Lawsuits May Be Joined Bill Passed - House (104 - 47)
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)
Feb. 22, 2018 WA SB 6052 Repeals Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
Feb. 15, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - House (52 - 40)
Jan. 12, 2018 FL HB 6001 Repeals Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - House (83 - 18)

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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