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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
Dec. 21, 2018 MI HB 4926 Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 35)
Oct. 16, 2018 PA SB 1127 Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications Amendment Adopted - House (166 - 24)
July 19, 2018 MA S 2610 Establishes State-Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
June 30, 2018 NJ A 3628 Establishes Civic Information Consortium Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 0)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
June 27, 2018 OH SB 220 Limits Data Breach Liability in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
June 27, 2018 OH HB 355 Prohibits Transmission of Explicit Material by Individuals Under 19 Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
June 27, 2018 OH HB 497 Prohibits "Revenge Porn" Bill Passed - House (93 - 0)
June 21, 2018 NJ A 3628 Establishes Civic Information Consortium Bill Passed - House (53 - 23)
June 20, 2018 OH HB 402 Authorizes Telecommunications Companies to Raise Local Rates Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
June 12, 2018 MI HB 4926 Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses Bill Passed - House (68 - 40)
May 30, 2018 IL SB 2562 Authorizes Police Drone Surveillance Bill Passed - House (74 - 35)
May 30, 2018 CA AB 2658 Establishes Regulations for Blockchain Technology Bill Passed - House (76 - 0)
May 30, 2018 CA SB 822 Establishes State Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 16, 2018 National S J Res 52 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom" Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
May 16, 2018 OH SB 220 Limits Data Breach Liability in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
May 9, 2018 CT HB 5170 Authorizes Schools to Search Student Cell Phones Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
May 9, 2018 SC S 109 Prohibits Flying Drones Over Military Installations Bill Passed - House (88 - 1)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 122 Authorizes Tax Credits for Film Production Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 122 Authorizes Tax Credits for Film Production Bill Passed - House (59 - 14)
April 12, 2018 RI H 7452 Prohibits Sharing Explicit Images without Consent Bill Passed - House (66 - 0)
April 7, 2018 KS HB 2028 Establishes the Kansas Telemedicine Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 14)
April 2, 2018 TN SB 1796 Establishes Process to Remove Domestic Abusers from Cell Phone Plans Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
March 29, 2018 GA HB 673 Prohibits Use of Handheld Technology While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (144 - 18)
March 21, 2018 National HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
March 1, 2018 OR HB 4155 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
Feb. 27, 2018 WA HB 2282 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
Feb. 27, 2018 National HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (388 - 25)
Feb. 26, 2018 OR HB 4155 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - House (40 - 17)
Feb. 9, 2018 WA HB 2282 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - House (93 - 5)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/21 HB 4926 Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 35)
10/16 SB 1127 Authorizes Interception of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communications Amendment Adopted - House (166 - 24)
7/19 S 2610 Establishes State-Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
6/30 A 3628 Establishes Civic Information Consortium Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
6/28 AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 0)
6/28 AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
6/27 SB 220 Limits Data Breach Liability in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
6/27 HB 355 Prohibits Transmission of Explicit Material by Individuals Under 19 Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
6/27 HB 497 Prohibits "Revenge Porn" Bill Passed - House (93 - 0)
6/21 A 3628 Establishes Civic Information Consortium Bill Passed - House (53 - 23)
6/20 HB 402 Authorizes Telecommunications Companies to Raise Local Rates Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
6/12 HB 4926 Authorizes Internet Gaming Licenses Bill Passed - House (68 - 40)
5/30 SB 2562 Authorizes Police Drone Surveillance Bill Passed - House (74 - 35)
5/30 AB 2658 Establishes Regulations for Blockchain Technology Bill Passed - House (76 - 0)
5/30 SB 822 Establishes State Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/16 S J Res 52 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom" Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
5/16 SB 220 Limits Data Breach Liability in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
5/09 HB 5170 Authorizes Schools to Search Student Cell Phones Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
5/09 S 109 Prohibits Flying Drones Over Military Installations Bill Passed - House (88 - 1)
4/12 S 122 Authorizes Tax Credits for Film Production Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
4/12 S 122 Authorizes Tax Credits for Film Production Bill Passed - House (59 - 14)
4/12 H 7452 Prohibits Sharing Explicit Images without Consent Bill Passed - House (66 - 0)
4/07 HB 2028 Establishes the Kansas Telemedicine Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 14)
4/02 SB 1796 Establishes Process to Remove Domestic Abusers from Cell Phone Plans Bill Passed - House (94 - 0)
3/29 HB 673 Prohibits Use of Handheld Technology While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (144 - 18)
3/21 HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
3/01 HB 4155 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
2/27 HB 2282 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
2/27 HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (388 - 25)
2/26 HB 4155 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - House (40 - 17)
2/09 HB 2282 Establishes State Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - House (93 - 5)

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