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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

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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
July 31, 2010 MA H 5000 Gambling Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 15)
July 31, 2010 MA H 5000 Gambling Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (117 - 36)
July 7, 2010 NC HB 80 Banning Electronic Sweepstakes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 27)
July 1, 2010 MA H 4619 Gambling Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Veto Override Passed - House (110 - 28)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 26, 2010 IL HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 26)
May 7, 2010 KS HB 2180 Expansion of Gambling Operations Industry Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
May 5, 2010 IL HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 11)
May 5, 2010 CT HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
April 28, 2010 CT HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Bill Passed - House (99 - 43)
April 21, 2010 NH SB 489 Gambling Expansion "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (212 - 158)
April 15, 2010 FL SB 622 Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
April 14, 2010 MA H 4591 Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (120 - 37)
March 30, 2010 NE LB 1102 Legalizing "Horse Racing Machines" Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (30 - 13)
March 30, 2010 AL SB 380 Authorization, Regulation, and Taxation of Bingo Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 26, 2010 KY HB 368 Telephone and Online Gambling Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
March 24, 2010 MD SB 1035 Authorizes Card Games at a Specific Facility Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
March 24, 2010 NH SB 489 Gambling Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
Feb. 8, 2010 AZ SB 1004 Renewal of the Lottery Bill Passed - House (40 - 17)
Feb. 2, 2010 AZ SB 1004 Renewal of the Lottery Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
Jan. 28, 2010 DE HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
Jan. 27, 2010 OH SJR 8 Casino Location Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 26)
Jan. 26, 2010 OH Schiavoni Amdt Casino Location Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (20 - 13)
Jan. 21, 2010 DE HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (27 - 5)
Jan. 11, 2010 NJ A 4378 Exception to the Ban on Former State Employees Working for the Casino Industry Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Jan. 11, 2010 NJ A 4378 Exception to the Ban on Former State Employees Working for the Casino Industry Bill Passed - House (42 - 31)
Jan. 6, 2010 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 89)
Jan. 5, 2010 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/31 H 5000 Gambling Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 15)
7/31 H 5000 Gambling Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (117 - 36)
7/07 HB 80 Banning Electronic Sweepstakes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 27)
7/01 H 4619 Gambling Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
6/21 HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Veto Override Passed - House (110 - 28)
6/21 HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
5/26 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 26)
5/07 HB 2180 Expansion of Gambling Operations Industry Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
5/05 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 11)
5/05 HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
4/28 HB 5236 Concerning Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities Bill Passed - House (99 - 43)
4/21 SB 489 Gambling Expansion "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (212 - 158)
4/15 SB 622 Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
4/14 H 4591 Gaming Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (120 - 37)
3/30 LB 1102 Legalizing "Horse Racing Machines" Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (30 - 13)
3/30 SB 380 Authorization, Regulation, and Taxation of Bingo Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
3/26 HB 368 Telephone and Online Gambling Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
3/24 SB 1035 Authorizes Card Games at a Specific Facility Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
3/24 SB 489 Gambling Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
2/08 SB 1004 Renewal of the Lottery Bill Passed - House (40 - 17)
2/02 SB 1004 Renewal of the Lottery Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
1/28 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
1/27 SJR 8 Casino Location Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 26)
1/26 Schiavoni Amdt Casino Location Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (20 - 13)
1/21 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (27 - 5)
1/11 A 4378 Exception to the Ban on Former State Employees Working for the Casino Industry Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
1/11 A 4378 Exception to the Ban on Former State Employees Working for the Casino Industry Bill Passed - House (42 - 31)
1/06 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 89)
1/05 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)

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