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2016 Illinois Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 31, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
May 31, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (17 - 31)
May 30, 2016 IL SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 43)
May 30, 2016 IL SB 777 Amends Chicago Police and Firefighter Pension Plans Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
May 26, 2016 IL SB 2048 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (60 - 53)
May 25, 2016 IL SB 1564 Requires Healthcare Workers to Provide Treatment Options Bill Passed - House (61 - 54)
May 19, 2016 IL HB 3655 Establishes Regulations for Fantasy Sports Contests Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
May 19, 2016 IL HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
May 19, 2016 IL SB 250 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 16)
May 18, 2016 IL SB 2228 Classifies Minor Marijuana Possession as Civil Violation Bill Passed - House (64 - 50)
May 18, 2016 IL SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
May 17, 2016 IL HB 4167 Appropriates Funds for Monetary Award Program Grants Bill Passed - House (68 - 45)
May 10, 2016 IL SB 231 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
April 21, 2016 IL SJRCA 30 Amends Redistricting Process Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 19)
April 21, 2016 IL HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
April 21, 2016 IL SJRCA 29 Repeals Office of the Lieutenant Governor Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 28)
April 21, 2016 IL HB 696 Repeals Property Tax in Non-Home Rule Communities Bill Passed - House (71 - 31)
April 19, 2016 IL SB 2228 Classifies Minor Marijuana Possession as Civil Violation Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 14)
April 5, 2016 IL SB 2465 Prohibits Certain Lawsuits against Inmates Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
March 17, 2016 IL SB 2059 2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 2990 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education and Human Services Bill Passed - House (70 - 43)
March 3, 2016 IL HB 648 Repeals Requirement to Repay Special Funds Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
March 2, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Failed - House (69 - 48)
March 2, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
Feb. 16, 2016 IL HB 580 Requires Mediation of Expired State Collective Bargaining Agreements Bill Passed - House (67 - 46)
Jan. 28, 2016 IL SB 2043 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (67 - 42)

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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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