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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
Oct. 29, 2018 NJ S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Oct. 29, 2018 NJ S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Aug. 28, 2018 CA SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
June 7, 2018 OH HB 430 Exempts Oil Production from Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House
June 5, 2018 PA HB 2154 Amends Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations Bill Passed - House (111 - 84)
May 18, 2018 MN HF 3232 Amends the State's Solar Energy Incentive Program Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 35)
May 2, 2018 OK SB 893 Amends Taxation of Zero-Emission Facilities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
April 25, 2018 OK SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
April 12, 2018 NJ A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
April 10, 2018 SC H 4421 Expands Use of Solar Power Bill Failed - House (61 - 44)
March 12, 2018 OK HB 2775 Amends Oil and Gas Sales Taxes Bill Passed - House (62 - 25)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
March 7, 2018 National HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
March 7, 2018 National HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
March 7, 2018 OK SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 5)
March 5, 2018 CA AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
March 3, 2018 WV HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Feb. 28, 2018 MS SB 2295 Transfer Exclusive Jurisdiction of Utility Matters to Public Service Commission Bill Passed - House (90 - 26)
Feb. 15, 2018 WV HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
Feb. 15, 2018 MO SB 564 Amends Electrical Utility Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
Feb. 14, 2018 NM SB 189 Establishes Assurances for Plugging Oil and Gas Wells Bill Passed - House (54 - 11)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (240 - 186)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (71 - 28)
Feb. 9, 2018 VA SB 966 Amends Various Utilities Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Feb. 8, 2018 CA AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/29 S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
10/29 S 678 Prohibits Disposal of Fracking Waste Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
8/28 SB 100 Increases the State Renewable Energy Target Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
6/07 HB 430 Exempts Oil Production from Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House
6/05 HB 2154 Amends Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations Bill Passed - House (111 - 84)
5/18 HF 3232 Amends the State's Solar Energy Incentive Program Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 35)
5/02 SB 893 Amends Taxation of Zero-Emission Facilities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
4/25 SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
4/12 S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
4/12 A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
4/12 A 3723 Amends Clean Energy Programs Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
4/12 S 2313 Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
4/10 H 4421 Expands Use of Solar Power Bill Failed - House (61 - 44)
3/12 HB 2775 Amends Oil and Gas Sales Taxes Bill Passed - House (62 - 25)
3/08 HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
3/08 HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
3/07 HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
3/07 HR 1917 BRICK Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
3/07 SB 888 Repeals Wind Industry Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 5)
3/05 AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
3/03 HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
2/28 SB 2295 Transfer Exclusive Jurisdiction of Utility Matters to Public Service Commission Bill Passed - House (90 - 26)
2/15 HB 4268 Authorizes Natural Gas Drilling in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
2/15 SB 564 Amends Electrical Utility Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
2/14 SB 189 Establishes Assurances for Plugging Oil and Gas Wells Bill Passed - House (54 - 11)
2/09 HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (240 - 186)
2/09 HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (71 - 28)
2/09 SB 966 Amends Various Utilities Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
2/08 AJR 29 Expresses Opposition to Executive Offshore Drilling Proposal Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)

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