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2017 Florida Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 9, 2017 FL SB 8A Establishes Rules for Growing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
May 8, 2017 FL HB 7069 Specifies Florida Education Policies and Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 18)
May 8, 2017 FL HB 5007 Revises Florida Retirement System Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 13)
May 5, 2017 FL HB 989 Authorizes Residents to Challenge School Textbooks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
April 28, 2017 FL HB 425 Prohibits City and County Governments from Regulating Short-Term Rental Homes Bill Passed - House (63 - 56)
April 26, 2017 FL SB 106 Revises Provisions on the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Bill Passed - House (58 - 57)
April 20, 2017 FL HB 989 Authorizes Parents to Object to Instructional Material Bill Passed - House (94 - 25)
April 20, 2017 FL HB 743 Prohibits Anabolic Steroids in Greyhounds Bill Passed - House (84 - 32)
April 13, 2017 FL HB 5105 Implements School Improvement and Education Accountability Bill Passed - House (77 - 40)
April 13, 2017 FL HB 7069 Establishes New Eligibility Criteria for Teacher Scholarships Bill Passed - House (79 - 38)
April 5, 2017 FL HB 7037 Amends Casino and Gaming Laws Bill Passed - House (73 - 40)
April 5, 2017 FL HB 969 Provides Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services Bill Passed - House (79 - 38)
March 23, 2017 FL HB 7007 Authorizes Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (77 - 37)
March 23, 2017 FL SB 436 Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Expression in Schools Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
March 15, 2017 FL SB 128 Authorizes Immunity for Self-Defense Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)

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

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