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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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
Aug. 27, 2015 CA SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Aug. 27, 2015 CA SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
July 23, 2015 National HR 1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (275 - 150)
June 12, 2015 MN SF 5 2015-2017 Biennium Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
June 10, 2015 National HR 2393 Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (300 - 131)
June 2, 2015 CA SB 151 Increases Smoking Age Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
June 2, 2015 CA SB 140 Prohibits Smoking Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Indoor Areas Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
June 1, 2015 National HR 1335 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act Bill Passed - House (225 - 152)
May 18, 2015 MN HF 846 Requires 50 Foot Buffers around Certain Waterways Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 30)
May 18, 2015 MN HF 846 Requires 50 Foot Buffers around Certain Waterways Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 50)
May 14, 2015 CT HB 6283 Prohibits E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces Bill Passed - House (99 - 46)
May 13, 2015 WI AB 177 Limits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Purchases Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
May 11, 2015 OR HB 2546 Prohibits Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 28, 2015 HI SB 550 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 2)
April 24, 2015 HI SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 4)
April 23, 2015 MO HB 830 Authorizes Cultivation of Industrial Hemp Bill Passed - House (104 - 41)
April 15, 2015 OK SB 383 Amends State Liquor Laws Bill Passed - House (68 - 21)
April 14, 2015 HI SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Bill Passed - House (45 - 7)
April 7, 2015 IN HB 1432 Establishes E-Liquid Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
April 7, 2015 OK SB 71 Expands the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program Act Bill Passed - House (51 - 43)
April 6, 2015 ND HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 39)
March 25, 2015 MT HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
March 25, 2015 MT HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
March 23, 2015 AZ HB 2150 Amends Animal Cruelty Laws Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
March 20, 2015 ND HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
March 20, 2015 NM SB 94 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Research Bill Passed - House (54 - 12)
March 19, 2015 ND SB 2351 Authorizes Corporate Dairy and Swine Farms Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
March 19, 2015 ND HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 22)
March 19, 2015 NM SB 503 Authorizes Beer and Wine Delivery Licenses Bill Passed - House (48 - 18)
March 19, 2015 NM SB 433 Prohibits Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
March 13, 2015 GA HB 535 Expands Sunday Sales Times for Alcohol Bill Passed - House (121 - 47)
March 12, 2015 UT HB 48 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
March 11, 2015 GA SB 103 Authorizes the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages 1 Sunday Each Year Bill Passed - House (144 - 21)
March 10, 2015 HI SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
March 5, 2015 GA SB 103 Authorizes the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages 1 Sunday Each Year Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
March 5, 2015 UT HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
March 5, 2015 UT HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
March 4, 2015 KY HB 168 Prohibits Out-of-State Breweries from Holding Alcohol Distributors Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
March 2, 2015 NM SB 503 Authorizes Beer and Wine Delivery Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 10)
March 2, 2015 NM SB 94 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Research Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 8)
Feb. 26, 2015 PA HB 466 Authorizes Private Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (114 - 87)
Feb. 24, 2015 WY SF 106 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Failed - House (30 - 29)
Feb. 24, 2015 IN SJR 12 Authorizes the Use of Diverse Farming and Ranching Practices Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (22 - 28)
Feb. 20, 2015 WV SB 30 Authorizes the Consumption of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 17, 2015 ND HB 1238 Increases Fee on Cattle Sales Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
Feb. 13, 2015 KY HB 145 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
Feb. 12, 2015 AZ HB 2359 Increases Number of Parties Required to Protest New Liquor Licenses Bill Passed - House (33 - 25)
Feb. 4, 2015 MO HB 259 Amends Dairy Industry Laws Bill Passed - House (110 - 49)
Feb. 2, 2015 CO HB 1031 Prohibits the Sale of Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (46 - 17)
Jan. 28, 2015 WY SF 106 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
8/27 SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
8/27 SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
7/23 HR 1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (275 - 150)
6/12 SF 5 2015-2017 Biennium Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
6/10 HR 2393 Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (300 - 131)
6/02 SB 151 Increases Smoking Age Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
6/02 SB 140 Prohibits Smoking Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Indoor Areas Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
6/01 HR 1335 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act Bill Passed - House (225 - 152)
5/18 HF 846 Requires 50 Foot Buffers around Certain Waterways Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 30)
5/18 HF 846 Requires 50 Foot Buffers around Certain Waterways Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 50)
5/14 HB 6283 Prohibits E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces Bill Passed - House (99 - 46)
5/13 AB 177 Limits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Purchases Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
5/11 HB 2546 Prohibits Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
4/28 SB 550 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 2)
4/24 SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 4)
4/23 HB 830 Authorizes Cultivation of Industrial Hemp Bill Passed - House (104 - 41)
4/15 SB 383 Amends State Liquor Laws Bill Passed - House (68 - 21)
4/14 SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Bill Passed - House (45 - 7)
4/07 HB 1432 Establishes E-Liquid Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
4/07 SB 71 Expands the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program Act Bill Passed - House (51 - 43)
4/06 HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 39)
3/25 HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
3/25 HB 245 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
3/23 HB 2150 Amends Animal Cruelty Laws Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
3/20 HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
3/20 SB 94 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Research Bill Passed - House (54 - 12)
3/19 SB 2351 Authorizes Corporate Dairy and Swine Farms Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
3/19 HB 1434 Authorizes Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings Bill Failed - Senate (23 - 22)
3/19 SB 503 Authorizes Beer and Wine Delivery Licenses Bill Passed - House (48 - 18)
3/19 SB 433 Prohibits Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
3/13 HB 535 Expands Sunday Sales Times for Alcohol Bill Passed - House (121 - 47)
3/12 HB 48 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
3/11 SB 103 Authorizes the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages 1 Sunday Each Year Bill Passed - House (144 - 21)
3/10 SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
3/05 SB 103 Authorizes the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages 1 Sunday Each Year Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
3/05 HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
3/05 HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
3/04 HB 168 Prohibits Out-of-State Breweries from Holding Alcohol Distributors Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
3/02 SB 503 Authorizes Beer and Wine Delivery Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 10)
3/02 SB 94 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Research Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 8)
2/26 HB 466 Authorizes Private Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (114 - 87)
2/24 SF 106 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Failed - House (30 - 29)
2/24 SJR 12 Authorizes the Use of Diverse Farming and Ranching Practices Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (22 - 28)
2/20 SB 30 Authorizes the Consumption of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
2/17 HB 1238 Increases Fee on Cattle Sales Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
2/13 HB 145 Prohibits Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
2/12 HB 2359 Increases Number of Parties Required to Protest New Liquor Licenses Bill Passed - House (33 - 25)
2/04 HB 259 Amends Dairy Industry Laws Bill Passed - House (110 - 49)
2/02 HB 1031 Prohibits the Sale of Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (46 - 17)
1/28 SF 106 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)

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