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Key Votes

2007 Illinois Judicial Branch Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 7, 2007 IL HR 25 State Constitutional Convention Awareness Resolution Passed - House (48 - 47)
May 17, 2007 IL HB 1798 Wrongful Death Damages Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 23)
April 27, 2007 IL HB 1798 Wrongful Death Damages Bill Passed - House (63 - 52)
April 26, 2007 IL HB 317 Abortion Notification Bill Bill Failed - House (55 - 62)
March 20, 2007 IL SB 1296 Damages in Civil Actions Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)

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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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