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Key Votes

2019 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 11, 2019 National HR 5038 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (260 - 165)
Nov. 7, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
Nov. 7, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
Nov. 6, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Bill Passed - House (74 - 36)
Nov. 6, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Bill Passed - House (74 - 36)
Oct. 24, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Oct. 24, 2019 MI SB 174 Extends Deadline for 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Aug. 21, 2019 NC SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
June 27, 2019 NJ A 3726 Requires Food Waste Recycling Programs Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
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 19, 2019 NY S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
June 17, 2019 NC SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
June 4, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
June 3, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Bill Passed - House (62 - 29)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 351 Requires Accuracy of Maine's Meat and Poultry Labeling "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (101 - 37)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 351 Requires Accuracy of Maine's Meat and Poultry Labeling "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (101 - 37)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 58 Authorizes Bars to Remain Open Until 3 AM Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
May 14, 2019 MO SB 391 Prohibits Local Officials from Regulating Industrial Farms Bill Passed - House (103 - 44)
May 7, 2019 PA SB 588 Exempts Milk Haulers from Travel Bans Imposed During Emergency Disasters Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
May 7, 2019 PA SB 453 Authorizes Annual Farming Construction Code Building Exemptions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
May 2, 2019 MO SB 391 Prohibits Local Officials from Regulating Industrial Farms Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
April 1, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 9)
March 28, 2019 MT HB 327 Amends Definitions for Ground Beef and Hamburger Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 21)
March 28, 2019 MT HB 327 Amends Definitions for Ground Beef and Hamburger Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 21)
March 19, 2019 NH HB 558 Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested Bill Passed - House (196 - 146)
March 13, 2019 UT SB 132 Increases Alcohol Cap for Beer Sales Bill Passed - House (61 - 14)
March 12, 2019 SD HB 1191 Authorizes the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
March 12, 2019 IA SF 519 Establishes Trespass Charges for Undercover Investigators at Certain Agricultural Facilities Bill Passed - House (65 - 32)
March 12, 2019 IA SF 519 Establishes Trespass Charges for Undercover Investigators at Certain Agricultural Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
March 7, 2019 GA HB 545 Reduces Statute of Limitations for Certain Nuisance Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (107 - 58)
March 6, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - House (120 - 26)
March 4, 2019 AZ HB 2604 Prohibits Labeling of "Milk" or "Meat" if Product is not Animal Derived Bill Failed - House (22 - 36)
March 4, 2019 AZ HB 2604 Prohibits Labeling of "Milk" or "Meat" if Product is not Animal Derived Bill Failed - House (22 - 36)
Feb. 28, 2019 UT SB 58 Establishes the "Kratom Consumer Protection Act" Bill Passed - House (39 - 34)
Feb. 26, 2019 UT SB 132 Increases Alcohol Cap for Beer Sales Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 2)
Feb. 20, 2019 KS SB 32 Authorizes The Farm Bureau To Offer Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
Feb. 12, 2019 IN HB 1444 Authorizes the Taxation of Vaping Liquids Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
Feb. 7, 2019 WV HB 2481 Expands Liquor Sales Bill Passed - House (85 - 13)

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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