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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. 18, 2018 MI HB 5634 Repeals Ban on Tinted Windshields Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
Dec. 4, 2018 WI SB 883 Appropriates Funds from the Department of Transportation for State Road Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Sept. 25, 2018 PA SB 172 Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones Concurrence Vote Passed - House (173 - 22)
July 18, 2018 UT HB 2001 Amends Jurisdictional Boundaries of Utah Inland Port Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 5)
July 18, 2018 UT HB 2001 Amends Jurisdictional Boundaries of Utah Inland Port Authority Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
July 1, 2018 NJ A 4061 Establishes Surcharge on Prearranged Rides Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
June 20, 2018 NY S 2484 Prohibits Auto Lenders From Remotely Disabling Vehicles Bill Passed - House (109 - 34)
June 12, 2018 MI HB 4265 Require Cars Passing Bicyclists to Give 3 Feet When Passing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 10)
June 7, 2018 MI SB 787 Authorizes Reduced Car Insurance Options for Seniors Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
May 23, 2018 RI S 2678 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
May 15, 2018 MI HB 5749 Exempts Platoon Vehicles From Sufficient Proximity Truck Law Bill Passed - House (64 - 44)
May 14, 2018 MN HF 390 Establishes Penalties for Obstructing a Highway Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
May 8, 2018 National S J Res 57 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act" Bill Passed - House (234 - 175)
April 18, 2018 National S J Res 57 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act" Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 47)
March 29, 2018 GA HB 673 Prohibits Use of Handheld Technology While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (144 - 18)
March 7, 2018 MS HB 900 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 9)
March 3, 2018 OR HB 4111 Authorizes DMV to Renew and Replace Limited-Term Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 22)
March 1, 2018 AL HB 14 Amends Driving-Under-the-Influence Laws Bill Passed - House (44 - 42)
Feb. 8, 2018 AZ HB 2208 Prohibits Photo Speed and Red Light Enforcement Cameras Bill Passed - House (31 - 27)
Feb. 7, 2018 MS HB 80 Amends Traffic Laws Bill Passed - House (87 - 27)
Jan. 12, 2018 FL HB 6001 Repeals Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - House (83 - 18)
Jan. 4, 2018 VT H 511 Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (81 - 63)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/18 HB 5634 Repeals Ban on Tinted Windshields Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
12/04 SB 883 Appropriates Funds from the Department of Transportation for State Road Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
9/25 SB 172 Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones Concurrence Vote Passed - House (173 - 22)
7/18 HB 2001 Amends Jurisdictional Boundaries of Utah Inland Port Authority Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 5)
7/18 HB 2001 Amends Jurisdictional Boundaries of Utah Inland Port Authority Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
7/01 A 4061 Establishes Surcharge on Prearranged Rides Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
6/20 S 2484 Prohibits Auto Lenders From Remotely Disabling Vehicles Bill Passed - House (109 - 34)
6/12 HB 4265 Require Cars Passing Bicyclists to Give 3 Feet When Passing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 10)
6/07 SB 787 Authorizes Reduced Car Insurance Options for Seniors Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
5/23 S 2678 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
5/15 HB 5749 Exempts Platoon Vehicles From Sufficient Proximity Truck Law Bill Passed - House (64 - 44)
5/14 HF 390 Establishes Penalties for Obstructing a Highway Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
5/08 S J Res 57 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act" Bill Passed - House (234 - 175)
4/18 S J Res 57 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act" Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 47)
3/29 HB 673 Prohibits Use of Handheld Technology While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (144 - 18)
3/07 HB 900 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 9)
3/03 HB 4111 Authorizes DMV to Renew and Replace Limited-Term Driver's Licenses for DACA Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 22)
3/01 HB 14 Amends Driving-Under-the-Influence Laws Bill Passed - House (44 - 42)
2/08 HB 2208 Prohibits Photo Speed and Red Light Enforcement Cameras Bill Passed - House (31 - 27)
2/07 HB 80 Amends Traffic Laws Bill Passed - House (87 - 27)
1/12 HB 6001 Repeals Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - House (83 - 18)
1/04 H 511 Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (81 - 63)

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