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Key Votes

2019 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Nov. 25, 2019 NJ A 1796 Prohibits a "Gay Panic" Legal Defense Bill Passed - House (74 - 0)
Sept. 4, 2019 CA AB 175 Amends Foster Care Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
Aug. 12, 2019 CA AB 711 Authorizes High School Document Name Changes Regarding Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
May 30, 2019 NH HB 608 Expands Definition of Gender Discrimination "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 8)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 3534 Establishes a Non-Binary Gender Option on IDs Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 493 Specifies Biennial LGBTQ Teacher Training be Encouraged Bill Passed - House (61 - 0)
May 23, 2019 OR HB 2023 Requires Inclusive Education on Certain Classifications of Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 132 Authorizes Inmate Housing According to Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
May 22, 2019 CA AB 175 Amends Foster Care Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 8)
May 21, 2019 ME LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
May 17, 2019 National HR 5 Equality Act Bill Passed - House (236 - 173)
May 8, 2019 IL HB 2691 Authorizes Tuition Assistance to Transgender and Undocumented Immigrant Students Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
May 8, 2019 ME LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (91 - 45)
April 30, 2019 TN HB 1151 Prohibits Indecent Exposure to Include Restrooms, Locker Rooms, Dressing Rooms, and Showers Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5)
April 27, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 47)
April 26, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
April 25, 2019 HI HB 664 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 3)
April 17, 2019 CO HB 19-1039 Amends Birth Certificate Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
April 11, 2019 IL HB 2691 Authorizes Tuition Assistance to Transgender and Undocumented Immigrant Students Bill Passed - House (66 - 47)
April 10, 2019 IL HB 3534 Establishes a Non-Binary Gender Option on IDs Bill Passed - House (67 - 38)
April 8, 2019 TN HB 1151 Prohibits Indecent Exposure to Include Restrooms, Locker Rooms, Dressing Rooms, and Showers Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
April 3, 2019 TX SB 17 Authorizes Protections for Lawyers that Deny Clients Based on Religious Exemptions Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
April 1, 2019 TN HB 836 Authorizes Adoption Agencies to Deny Potential Parents Based on Religious Exemption Bill Passed - House (67 - 22)
March 28, 2019 National H Res 124 Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals Bill Passed - House (238 - 185)
March 25, 2019 CO HB 19-1129 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 14, 2019 NH HB 446 Authorizes Trans and Non Gender Conforming Individuals to Change the Name and Gender on Their Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (224 - 125)
March 13, 2019 MD SB 196 Authorizes Designation for Unspecified Gender on Licenses and ID Cards Bill Passed - House (89 - 49)
March 13, 2019 MA H 140 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (148 - 8)
Feb. 22, 2019 MD SB 196 Authorizes Designation for Unspecified Gender on Licenses and ID Cards Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 14)
Feb. 21, 2019 IN SB 12 Authorizes Consideration of Bias in Sentencing Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
Feb. 19, 2019 CO HB 19-1129 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (42 - 20)
Feb. 15, 2019 CO HB 19-1039 Amends Birth Certificate Regulations Bill Passed - House (41 - 22)
Feb. 12, 2019 SD HB 1108 Prohibits Gender Dysphoria Sex Education from Kindergarten through Grade 7 Bill Passed - House (39 - 30)

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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