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2019 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 19, 2019 National HR 5430 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House (385 - 41)
Dec. 16, 2019 NJ A 4260 Prohibits the Sale of Certain Toy Guns or Imitation Firearms Bill Passed - House (54 - 19)
Dec. 11, 2019 OH HB 242 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores Bill Passed - House (58 - 35)
Nov. 21, 2019 PA SB 473 Increases Age for Legal Tobacco Sales to 21 Bill Passed - House (135 - 49)
Nov. 19, 2019 National HR 5084 Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (281 - 135)
Nov. 15, 2019 National HR 4863 United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (235 - 184)
Nov. 13, 2019 MA H 4183 Prohibits Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products, Including Menthol Cigarettes Bill Passed - House (127 - 31)
Oct. 31, 2019 NC SB 578 Reduces the Corporate Tax Rate and Establishes the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 1864 Prohibits Use of Vaping Devices in Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 11)
Oct. 22, 2019 National HR 2513 Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (249 - 173)
Oct. 18, 2019 National HR 3624 Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (226 - 184)
Sept. 25, 2019 PA SB 473 Increases Age for Legal Tobacco Sales to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
Sept. 20, 2019 National HR 1423 Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) Bill Passed - House (225 - 186)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 857 Authorizes Cities and Counties to Establish Public Banks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 44 Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Fur Products Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
July 24, 2019 National HR 397 Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (264 - 169)
June 30, 2019 OR HB 2270 Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8)
June 27, 2019 NJ A 5385 Increases Licensing and Tax Requirements for Vape Businesses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 23)
June 27, 2019 NJ A 5385 Increases Licensing and Tax Requirements for Vape Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
June 27, 2019 DE HB 79 Requires Beverages Included in Kids' Meals to be Milk or Water Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
June 20, 2019 DE HB 79 Requires Beverages Included in Kids' Meals to be Milk or Water Bill Passed - House (28 - 11)
June 20, 2019 OR HB 2270 Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Increase Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
June 19, 2019 ME LD 1028 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 19, 2019 ME LD 1028 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (86 - 49)
June 17, 2019 NC HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
June 17, 2019 NY S 5575 Expands Data Protections for New York Residents Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 21)
June 11, 2019 OR HB 2509 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
June 11, 2019 NY S 1637 Prohibits Possession of Certain Flamethrowers Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 13)
June 6, 2019 DE HB 130 Prohibits Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
June 4, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
June 4, 2019 ME LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 3, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Bill Passed - House (62 - 29)
May 30, 2019 IL HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
May 30, 2019 CA AB 857 Authorizes Cities and Counties to Establish Public Banks Bill Passed - House (41 - 29)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (91 - 52)
May 29, 2019 OR SB 90 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Straws at Restaurants Unless Asked For Bill Passed - House (48 - 12)
May 29, 2019 ME LD 946 Prohibits Mobile Carriers from Selling Consumer Data Bill Passed - House (96 - 45)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 574 Requires the Disclosure of Fragrances in Cosmetic Products Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
May 29, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1366 Extends the Ban on the Regulation of "Internet Protocol Enabled" Services Bill Passed - House (64 - 6)
May 28, 2019 CA SB 43 Establishes the Feasibility and Practicality of Assessing the Carbon Intensity of Retail Products Subject to the Sales and Use Tax Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 1395 Requires Technology Companies Receive Consent Prior to Voice Storage and Recordings Bill Passed - House (44 - 6)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 376 Establishes a Student Loan Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
May 24, 2019 MI SB 1 Reduces Premium Amount Required for No-Fault Auto Insurance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 44 Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Fur Products Bill Passed - House (52 - 16)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 392 Amends Safer Consumer Products Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 161 Prohibits Paper Receipts Bill Passed - House (43 - 24)
May 22, 2019 NV SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - House (28 - 12)
May 22, 2019 National HR 1500 Consumers First Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
May 22, 2019 National HR 1500 Consumers First Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
May 21, 2019 IL SB 241 Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State Bill Passed - House (85 - 25)
May 21, 2019 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 58 Authorizes Bars to Remain Open Until 3 AM Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
May 20, 2019 MN HF 400 Establishes an Opiate Product Registration Fee and the Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 25)
May 16, 2019 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
May 15, 2019 MI SB 155 Prohibits the Sale of Flavored Nicotine Products Bill Passed - House (99 - 10)
May 14, 2019 DE HB 130 Prohibits Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (33 - 7)
May 13, 2019 OR HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
May 9, 2019 MI HB 4397 Reduces the Amount Required for No-Fault Auto Insurance Bill Passed - House (61 - 49)
May 8, 2019 ME LD 369 Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45)
May 7, 2019 PA SB 453 Authorizes Annual Farming Construction Code Building Exemptions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
May 3, 2019 CO HB 19-1245 Reduces Sales Tax Vendor Fee Allowance and Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 27)
May 2, 2019 CO SB 19-005 Authorizes the Import of Prescription Drugs from Canada Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 2, 2019 CO HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 22)
May 2, 2019 CO HB 19-1245 Reduces Sales Tax Vendor Fee Allowance and Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 2, 2019 CO SB 19-005 Authorizes the Import of Prescription Drugs from Canada Bill Passed - House (41 - 22)
May 1, 2019 CO HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 1, 2019 OR HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
April 30, 2019 HI SB 1292 Requires Vacation-Rental Websites to Collect Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 12)
April 28, 2019 WA HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
April 27, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
April 26, 2019 WA HB 2167 Increases Business and Occupation Tax on Large Financial Institutions Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
April 25, 2019 WA HB 1652 Establishes a Paint Stewardship Program Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
April 22, 2019 WA SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
April 22, 2019 WA HB 1324 Establishes the Washington Rural Development and Opportunity Zone Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
April 18, 2019 NV SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
April 16, 2019 NC HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (87 - 25)
April 15, 2019 WA SB 5135 Authorizes the Department of Ecology to Ban Certain Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
April 11, 2019 OR SB 90 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Straws at Restaurants Unless Asked For Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2487 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses for Employee Leave Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2485 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses Regarding Employee Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 9, 2019 HI SB 1292 Requires Vacation-Rental Websites to Collect Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (50 - 1)
April 9, 2019 IL HB 356 Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act Bill Passed - House (71 - 35)
April 9, 2019 TX SB 21 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
April 5, 2019 MD SB 285 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 13)
April 3, 2019 MD HB 1169 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (101 - 35)
April 2, 2019 MD HB 1169 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
April 1, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 9)
April 1, 2019 TN HB 836 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Potential Parents Based on Religious Exemption Bill Passed - House (67 - 22)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
March 31, 2019 NY A 2000 Establishes $175.5 Billion Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 22)
March 31, 2019 NY A 2000 Establishes $175.5 Billion Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - House (111 - 37)
March 29, 2019 GA SB 128 Requires Online Retailers to Collect Sales Taxes Bill Passed - House (94 - 74)
March 29, 2019 IL HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
March 28, 2019 ID H 259 Establishes an Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 28, 2019 KY HB 11 Prohibits Tobacco Products from Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
March 27, 2019 WA HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
March 26, 2019 IN HB 1470 Authorizes Utilities to Raise Rates Outside of Typical "Rate Case" Process Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
March 26, 2019 RI S 251 Requires the Collection of Sales Tax by Out of State Retailers Bill Passed - House (66 - 6)
March 26, 2019 ID H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
March 26, 2019 SC H 4243 Authorizes Tax Incentives for Carolina Panthers Training Facilities Bill Passed - House (90 - 25)
March 21, 2019 TN HB 563 Prohibits Government Entities from Discriminating Based on a Company's Internal Policies Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
March 19, 2019 ND HB 1097 Repeals the Sunday Retail Closing Law Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
March 19, 2019 DE SB 25 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
March 19, 2019 NH HB 560 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (201 - 145)
March 19, 2019 NH HB 558 Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested Bill Passed - House (196 - 146)
March 19, 2019 NH HB 520 Requires Diaper Changing Stations in Public Restrooms Bill Passed - House (206 - 142)
March 14, 2019 IL HB 345 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
March 13, 2019 UT HB 324 Increases Age for Legal Tobacco Sales to 21 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 16)
March 13, 2019 UT HB 324 Increases Age for Legal Tobacco Sales to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 12)
March 13, 2019 ID H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
March 11, 2019 OK HB 2612 Establishes State Medical Marijuana Rules and Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 5)
March 6, 2019 MS HB 761 Prohibits Contracts with Businesses That Boycott Israel Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
March 6, 2019 MS HB 761 Prohibits Contracts with Businesses That Boycott Israel Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
March 6, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - House (120 - 26)
March 5, 2019 MD SB 285 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
Feb. 28, 2019 NH HB 623 Establishes Rates of Business Profits Tax Bill Passed - House (200 - 141)
Feb. 27, 2019 WV SB 348 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Feb. 25, 2019 MT SB 21 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Feb. 20, 2019 IA HF 262 Prohibits Pyramid Promotional Schemes Bill Passed - House (88 - 10)
Feb. 20, 2019 WA HB 1074 Increases the Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
Feb. 15, 2019 WY HB 74 Establishes Special Purpose Depository Institutions to Serve Blockchain Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Feb. 14, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - House (69 - 47)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
Feb. 7, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Feb. 1, 2019 VT H 47 Increases the E-Cigarette Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (134 - 6)

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