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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
Sept. 25, 2019 National HR 1595 Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (321 - 103)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 14)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
Aug. 30, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Aug. 26, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
June 30, 2019 DE SB 45 Establishes Marijuana Usage by a Juvenile as a Civil Violation Bill Passed - House (34 - 7)
June 27, 2019 DE SB 24 Expands Who Can Qualify for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
June 20, 2019 NY S 6579 Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations Bill Passed - House (94 - 44)
June 20, 2019 DE SB 45 Establishes Marijuana Usage by a Juvenile as a Civil Violation Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 6)
June 20, 2019 NY S 6579 Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 23)
June 19, 2019 ME LD 719 Establishes Various Changes to the Marijuana Legalization Act "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
June 4, 2019 OR SB 420 Establishes Procedures for the Expungement of Marijuana Related Convictions Bill Passed - House (41 - 16)
May 31, 2019 IL HB 1438 Authorizes Sale and Use of Recreational Cannabis Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 47)
May 30, 2019 NJ A 10 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 1438 Authorizes Sale and Use of Recreational Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
May 24, 2019 NV AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 627 Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
May 4, 2019 KS SB 28 Authorizes CBD Oil for Patients with Debilitating Medical Conditions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 8)
May 4, 2019 KS SB 28 Authorizes CBD Oil for Patients with Debilitating Medical Conditions Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 36)
May 2, 2019 CO HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 22)
May 2, 2019 NH HB 364 Authorizes Private Marijuana Cultivation Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
May 1, 2019 CO HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 1, 2019 CO HB 19-1234 Authorizes the Delivery of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
April 30, 2019 HI HB 673 Amends Law Regarding Medical Cannabis Concurrence Vote Passed - House (33 - 17)
April 30, 2019 CO SB 19-013 Authorizes Marijuana to be Prescribed in lieu of Opiates Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
April 30, 2019 TX HB 63 Authorizes the Decriminalization of Cannabis Possession Bill Passed - House (103 - 42)
April 27, 2019 IA HF 732 Increases THC Allowance for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 7)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
April 18, 2019 CO HB 19-1234 Authorizes the Delivery of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (38 - 27)
April 11, 2019 IL HB 1690 Amends Criminal Record Expungement Law Bill Passed - House (69 - 36)
April 4, 2019 NH HB 481 Authorizes the Recreational Sale of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (200 - 163)
April 2, 2019 GA HB 324 Authorizes Sale of Medical Marijuana Oil Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 20)
March 27, 2019 KS HB 2244 Authorizes the Use of of CBD Oil Containing THC for Certain Medical Conditions Bill Passed - House (89 - 35)
March 15, 2019 NM SB 323 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
March 13, 2019 FL SB 182 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana by Smoking Bill Passed - House (101 - 11)
March 12, 2019 SD HB 1191 Authorizes the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
March 11, 2019 OK HB 2612 Establishes State Medical Marijuana Rules and Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 5)
March 7, 2019 HI HB 1383 Authorizes Marijuana Possession of 3 Grams or Less Bill Passed - House (34 - 16)
March 7, 2019 NM HB 356 Authorizes Sale of Recreational Marijuana Bill Passed - House (36 - 34)
March 7, 2019 FL SB 182 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana by Smoking Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
March 5, 2019 NM SB 323 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
March 5, 2019 GA HB 324 Authorizes Sale of Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (123 - 40)
March 1, 2019 MT HB 498 Authorizes Parolee Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (60 - 39)
Feb. 28, 2019 VT S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Feb. 18, 2019 NM SB 204 Authorizes Medical Cannabis In Certain School Settings Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
Feb. 13, 2019 WV HB 2878 Defines Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug Bill Passed - House (87 - 11)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/25 HR 1595 Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (321 - 103)
9/09 AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 14)
9/05 AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
8/30 SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
8/26 SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
6/30 SB 45 Establishes Marijuana Usage by a Juvenile as a Civil Violation Bill Passed - House (34 - 7)
6/27 SB 24 Expands Who Can Qualify for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
6/20 S 6579 Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations Bill Passed - House (94 - 44)
6/20 SB 45 Establishes Marijuana Usage by a Juvenile as a Civil Violation Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 6)
6/20 S 6579 Amends Marijuana-Related Laws and Violations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 23)
6/19 LD 719 Establishes Various Changes to the Marijuana Legalization Act "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
6/04 SB 420 Establishes Procedures for the Expungement of Marijuana Related Convictions Bill Passed - House (41 - 16)
5/31 HB 1438 Authorizes Sale and Use of Recreational Cannabis Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 47)
5/30 A 10 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
5/29 HB 1438 Authorizes Sale and Use of Recreational Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
5/24 AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
5/23 SB 627 Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
5/04 SB 28 Authorizes CBD Oil for Patients with Debilitating Medical Conditions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 8)
5/04 SB 28 Authorizes CBD Oil for Patients with Debilitating Medical Conditions Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 36)
5/02 HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 22)
5/02 HB 364 Authorizes Private Marijuana Cultivation Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
5/01 HB 19-1230 Authorizes Marijuana Consumption on the Premises of Hospitality Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/01 HB 19-1234 Authorizes the Delivery of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
4/30 HB 673 Amends Law Regarding Medical Cannabis Concurrence Vote Passed - House (33 - 17)
4/30 SB 19-013 Authorizes Marijuana to be Prescribed in lieu of Opiates Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
4/30 HB 63 Authorizes the Decriminalization of Cannabis Possession Bill Passed - House (103 - 42)
4/27 HF 732 Increases THC Allowance for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 7)
4/23 AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
4/18 HB 19-1234 Authorizes the Delivery of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (38 - 27)
4/11 HB 1690 Amends Criminal Record Expungement Law Bill Passed - House (69 - 36)
4/04 HB 481 Authorizes the Recreational Sale of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (200 - 163)
4/02 HB 324 Authorizes Sale of Medical Marijuana Oil Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 20)
3/27 HB 2244 Authorizes the Use of of CBD Oil Containing THC for Certain Medical Conditions Bill Passed - House (89 - 35)
3/15 SB 323 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
3/13 SB 182 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana by Smoking Bill Passed - House (101 - 11)
3/12 HB 1191 Authorizes the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
3/11 HB 2612 Establishes State Medical Marijuana Rules and Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 5)
3/07 HB 1383 Authorizes Marijuana Possession of 3 Grams or Less Bill Passed - House (34 - 16)
3/07 HB 356 Authorizes Sale of Recreational Marijuana Bill Passed - House (36 - 34)
3/07 SB 182 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana by Smoking Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
3/05 SB 323 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
3/05 HB 324 Authorizes Sale of Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (123 - 40)
3/01 HB 498 Authorizes Parolee Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (60 - 39)
2/28 S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
2/18 SB 204 Authorizes Medical Cannabis In Certain School Settings Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
2/13 HB 2878 Defines Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug Bill Passed - House (87 - 11)

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