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Key Votes

2006 Alabama Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
March 14, 2006 AL SB 352 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
April 5, 2006 AL HB 51 Presidential Primary Date Bill Passed - House (79 - 14)
April 6, 2006 AL SA 85045-1 to HB 135 Food Sales and Use Tax Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 11)
April 18, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Conference Report Rejected - House (54 - 25)
April 6, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Bill Passed - House (94 - 3)
March 29, 2006 AL SB 446 Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Feb. 23, 2006 AL SB 31 Alcohol Tax Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 14)
March 29, 2006 AL Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 38)

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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