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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:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - House (43 - 36)
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House (41 - 38)
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
July 8, 2006 CO HB 1020 Business Deductions for Employees Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
July 8, 2006 NJ A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
July 8, 2006 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (44 - 35)
July 8, 2006 NJ S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
July 1, 2006 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (130 - 68)
July 1, 2006 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
June 27, 2006 CA AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10)
June 27, 2006 CA AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 23)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47)
June 19, 2006 RI Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39)
June 15, 2006 NC SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - House (91 - 23)
June 14, 2006 SC H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (99 - 13)
June 14, 2006 SC H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 7)
June 14, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61)
June 8, 2006 AK CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Rejected - House (13 - 25)
June 8, 2006 AK CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 6)
June 6, 2006 AK HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (8 - 12)
June 4, 2006 AK HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (28 - 12)
June 1, 2006 AZ HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
May 31, 2006 WI AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Veto Override Failed - House (61 - 36)
May 31, 2006 SC H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 11)
May 25, 2006 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 9)
May 25, 2006 AZ HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (32 - 23)
May 25, 2006 AZ SB 1576 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
May 25, 2006 NC SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
May 25, 2006 LA HB 1 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (100 - 3)
May 24, 2006 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
May 24, 2006 MA Amdt 8 to SB 3 Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 16)
May 24, 2006 NH HB 678 Insurance Company Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (204 - 109)
May 24, 2006 UT SB 3007 Economic Development Funding (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (38 - 28)
May 24, 2006 MI HB 5796 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (60 - 46)
May 24, 2006 UT 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (40 - 20)
May 24, 2006 UT 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10)
May 23, 2006 OH Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 23, 2006 VA HB 5002 2006-2008 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
May 23, 2006 RI S 2094 Sub. A Contract Reporting Requirements Act Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
May 23, 2006 OH Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
May 22, 2006 AK CSSB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
May 20, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 32)
May 20, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 61)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
May 18, 2006 NJ S 1471 Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund; Stem Cell and Biomedical Research Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
May 15, 2006 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56)
May 15, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
May 12, 2006 TX CSHB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
May 10, 2006 TX F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20)
May 10, 2006 TX F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 10)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 11)
May 9, 2006 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 18)
May 9, 2006 KS SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 54)
May 9, 2006 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
May 9, 2006 AK SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (10 - 10)
May 9, 2006 AK SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (15 - 5)
May 9, 2006 TX CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
May 9, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
May 9, 2006 MN HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
May 8, 2006 TX HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47)
May 8, 2006 AK SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (28 - 11)
May 8, 2006 AK SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Bill Passed - House (34 - 5)
May 7, 2006 AK SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
May 6, 2006 AK CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 14)
May 5, 2006 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 12)
May 5, 2006 CA SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
May 5, 2006 CO SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - House (36 - 29)
May 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
May 4, 2006 MA H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
May 4, 2006 WI SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 20)
May 4, 2006 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
May 4, 2006 LA HB 669 Special Tax Election Requirements Bill Failed - House (51 - 51)
May 4, 2006 NH HB 76 Charter School Aid Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 8)
May 4, 2006 WI SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 21)
May 4, 2006 CA AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
May 4, 2006 CA AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
May 4, 2006 CA SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 1)
May 4, 2006 CA SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (61 - 10)
May 4, 2006 CA SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
May 4, 2006 CA AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2)
May 3, 2006 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
May 3, 2006 RI H 7720 Sub. A Income Tax Reduction Bill Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
May 2, 2006 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
May 2, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9)
May 2, 2006 TX SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
May 2, 2006 MN HF 4142 Property Tax - Rebate Checks Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
May 2, 2006 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
May 2, 2006 IA SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 4)
May 2, 2006 IA SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (89 - 6)
May 2, 2006 IL SB 2872 Local Government Facility Lease Act Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
May 1, 2006 CO SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 1, 2006 KS HB 3021 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 58)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5219 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax for Primary Residence & Working Farm Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 84)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/08 A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - House (43 - 36)
7/08 A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
7/08 A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House (41 - 38)
7/08 A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
7/08 HB 1020 Business Deductions for Employees Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
7/08 A 4714 Fur Clothing Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
7/08 A 4901 Sales Tax Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
7/08 S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (44 - 35)
7/08 S 2007 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
7/01 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (130 - 68)
7/01 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
6/27 AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10)
6/27 AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 23)
6/19 LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47)
6/19 Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8)
6/19 LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39)
6/15 SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - House (91 - 23)
6/14 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - House (99 - 13)
6/14 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 7)
6/14 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61)
6/08 CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Rejected - House (13 - 25)
6/08 CCS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 6)
6/06 HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (8 - 12)
6/04 HCS CS SB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (28 - 12)
6/01 HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
5/31 AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Veto Override Failed - House (61 - 36)
5/31 H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 11)
5/25 HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 9)
5/25 HB 2876 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (32 - 23)
5/25 SB 1576 Omnibus Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
5/25 SB 1741 Fiscal Budget of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
5/25 HB 1 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (100 - 3)
5/24 H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
5/24 Amdt 8 to SB 3 Sales Tax Holiday Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 16)
5/24 HB 678 Insurance Company Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (204 - 109)
5/24 SB 3007 Economic Development Funding (Special Session) Bill Passed - House (38 - 28)
5/24 HB 5796 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (60 - 46)
5/24 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (40 - 20)
5/24 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 10)
5/23 Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/23 HB 5002 2006-2008 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
5/23 S 2094 Sub. A Contract Reporting Requirements Act Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
5/23 Sub SB 321 Limits on Local and State Spending/Tobacco Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
5/22 CSSB 2001 Oil and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
5/20 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 32)
5/20 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 61)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
5/18 S 1471 Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund; Stem Cell and Biomedical Research Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
5/15 HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56)
5/15 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
5/12 CSHB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
5/10 F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20)
5/10 F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18)
5/10 HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 10)
5/10 HB 2583 Machinery Tax Exemptions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 11)
5/09 SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 18)
5/09 SB 549 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 Department of Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 54)
5/09 SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
5/09 SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (10 - 10)
5/09 SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (15 - 5)
5/09 CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
5/09 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
5/09 HF 2480 Baseball Stadium Financing, Construction, and Operation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
5/08 HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47)
5/08 SB 305 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (28 - 11)
5/08 SB 231 2006-2007 Capital Budget Bill Passed - House (34 - 5)
5/07 SCS CS HB 334 Additional Religious Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
5/06 CSHB 471 Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 14)
5/05 AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 12)
5/05 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
5/05 SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - House (36 - 29)
5/04 H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
5/04 H 4479 Employer Contribution to Employee Health Care Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
5/04 SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 20)
5/04 SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
5/04 HB 669 Special Tax Election Requirements Bill Failed - House (51 - 51)
5/04 HB 76 Charter School Aid Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 8)
5/04 SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 21)
5/04 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
5/04 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 1)
5/04 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 1)
5/04 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (61 - 10)
5/04 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
5/04 AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
5/03 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32)
5/03 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2)
5/03 SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
5/03 H 7720 Sub. A Income Tax Reduction Bill Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
5/02 HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
5/02 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9)
5/02 SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
5/02 HF 4142 Property Tax - Rebate Checks Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
5/02 HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
5/02 SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 4)
5/02 SF 2408 Elderly Income Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (89 - 6)
5/02 SB 2872 Local Government Facility Lease Act Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
5/01 SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/01 HB 3021 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 58)
4/30 LCO # 5219 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax for Primary Residence & Working Farm Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 84)

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