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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 18, 2007 National HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Dec. 17, 2007 National HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Dec. 17, 2007 National HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Dec. 14, 2007 National HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Dec. 14, 2007 National HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Dec. 13, 2007 National S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43)
Dec. 13, 2007 National S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 47)
Dec. 13, 2007 National HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
Dec. 11, 2007 National S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
Dec. 11, 2007 National S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Nov. 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
Nov. 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
Nov. 13, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
Nov. 13, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
Nov. 8, 2007 National HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Nov. 6, 2007 National HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - House (361 - 54)
Nov. 1, 2007 National HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
Nov. 1, 2007 National HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
Oct. 31, 2007 HI SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (39 - 11)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 4)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 46)
Oct. 29, 2007 HI SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
Oct. 26, 2007 HI HFA 1 Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions Amendment Rejected - House (11 - 35)
Oct. 26, 2007 HI HB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (37 - 9)
Oct. 12, 2007 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1)
Oct. 3, 2007 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19)
Sept. 5, 2007 MT SB 1 Extending Fire Related State of Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
Aug. 24, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
Aug. 24, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
Aug. 22, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
Aug. 22, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
Aug. 4, 2007 National H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 190)
Aug. 4, 2007 National HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
July 27, 2007 National HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
July 27, 2007 National HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
July 17, 2007 National HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
July 12, 2007 CA SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
June 28, 2007 PA HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House (121 - 77)
June 21, 2007 National S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
June 21, 2007 National HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
June 21, 2007 National HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
June 20, 2007 AZ SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - House (47 - 8)
June 20, 2007 MI Sub for SB 447 Insurance for Water Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
June 20, 2007 MI Sub for SB 448 State Registration for CAFOs Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
June 20, 2007 MI Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
June 20, 2007 MI Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
June 20, 2007 MI Sub for SB 447 Insurance for Water Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
June 19, 2007 AZ SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 3)
June 14, 2007 National S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39)
June 6, 2007 CA AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35)
June 6, 2007 CA AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
June 6, 2007 CA AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
June 6, 2007 CA AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35)
June 6, 2007 CA AB 1634 California Healthy Pets Act Bill Passed - House (41 - 38)
June 5, 2007 CA AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
June 5, 2007 CA AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
June 4, 2007 NC CS HB 1473 2007-2008 Operating Budget Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 47)
June 4, 2007 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House (47 - 11)
June 4, 2007 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House (47 - 11)
June 2, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
June 2, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
May 31, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 31, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 30, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
May 30, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
May 29, 2007 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
May 29, 2007 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
May 24, 2007 AL HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
May 23, 2007 ME LD 1635 Recreational Bear Trapping Ban "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 60)
May 23, 2007 OR SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
May 23, 2007 OR SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
May 21, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50)
May 21, 2007 CA SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
May 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1)
May 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1)
May 14, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43)
May 14, 2007 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17)
May 11, 2007 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
May 11, 2007 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
May 7, 2007 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
May 7, 2007 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
May 3, 2007 MI Sub HB 4047 Landfill Moratorium Bill Passed - House (85 - 24)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/18 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
12/17 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
12/17 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
12/14 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
12/14 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
12/13 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43)
12/13 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 47)
12/13 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
12/11 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
12/11 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 58)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
11/16 SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
11/16 SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
11/13 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
11/13 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
11/11 AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14)
11/11 AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19)
11/11 CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
11/08 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
11/06 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - House (361 - 54)
11/01 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
11/01 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
10/31 SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (39 - 11)
10/30 H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 4)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 46)
10/29 SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
10/26 HFA 1 Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions Amendment Rejected - House (11 - 35)
10/26 HB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment Bill Passed - House (37 - 9)
10/12 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1)
10/03 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19)
9/05 SB 1 Extending Fire Related State of Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
8/24 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
8/24 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
8/22 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
8/22 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
8/04 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 190)
8/04 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
7/27 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
7/27 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
7/17 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
7/12 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
6/28 HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House (121 - 77)
6/21 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
6/21 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
6/21 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
6/20 SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - House (47 - 8)
6/20 Sub for SB 447 Insurance for Water Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
6/20 Sub for SB 448 State Registration for CAFOs Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
6/20 HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
6/20 HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
6/20 HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
6/20 HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
6/20 Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
6/20 Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
6/20 Sub for SB 447 Insurance for Water Pollution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
6/19 SB 1552 Air Pollution Control Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 3)
6/14 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39)
6/06 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35)
6/06 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
6/06 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
6/06 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35)
6/06 AB 1634 California Healthy Pets Act Bill Passed - House (41 - 38)
6/05 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
6/05 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
6/04 CS HB 1473 2007-2008 Operating Budget Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 47)
6/04 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House (47 - 11)
6/04 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House (47 - 11)
6/02 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
6/02 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
6/01 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
6/01 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
5/31 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/31 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/30 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
5/30 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
5/29 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
5/29 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
5/24 HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
5/23 LD 1635 Recreational Bear Trapping Ban "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 60)
5/23 SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
5/23 SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
5/21 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50)
5/21 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
5/16 SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1)
5/16 SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1)
5/14 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43)
5/14 HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17)
5/11 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
5/11 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7)
5/07 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
5/07 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (41 - 17)
5/03 Sub HB 4047 Landfill Moratorium Bill Passed - House (85 - 24)

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