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2020 Florida Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Jan. 29, 2020 FL HB 1189 Prohibits Genetic Information Usage by Insurance Companies Bill Passed - House (117 - 1)
March 19, 2020 FL HB 5001 Appropriates Funds for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget and Related COVID-19 Containment Efforts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 0)
March 11, 2020 FL SB 140 Authorizes the Sale of Fireworks for New Years Eve, New Years Day, and Independence Day Bill Passed - House (82 - 34)
Jan. 29, 2020 FL SB 172 Prohibits Local Governments from Prohibiting Certain Drugs and Cosmetics Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
March 11, 2020 FL SB 1794 Increases Signature Threshold for Initiative Petitions Bill Passed - House (73 - 45)
March 9, 2020 FL SB 1794 Increases Signature Threshold for Initiative Petitions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Feb. 20, 2020 FL SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (75 - 43)
Feb. 6, 2020 FL SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
March 13, 2020 FL SB 646 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (98 - 14)

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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