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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
Nov. 13, 2019 MI HB 4687 Repeals Prohibition of Deer-Baiting Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Nov. 12, 2019 WI AJR 106 Amends the State Capital Holiday Tree Name to the Christmas Tree Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
Nov. 5, 2019 MI HB 4687 Repeals Prohibition of Deer-Baiting Bill Passed - House (57 - 49)
Oct. 30, 2019 PA SB 147 Establishes Hunting Regulations on Sundays Bill Passed - House (144 - 54)
Oct. 30, 2019 IL HB 3904 Authorizes Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Use of Their Name, Image, or Likeness Bill Passed - House (86 - 25)
Oct. 29, 2019 National H Res 296 Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide Bill Passed - House (405 - 11)
Aug. 19, 2019 CA AB 467 Requires Competitions Held on Public Lands to Offer Equal Prize Compensation Regardless of Gender Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
July 23, 2019 National HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
July 12, 2019 National HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - House (402 - 12)
June 26, 2019 PA SB 147 Establishes Hunting Regulations on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 553 Authorizes Sports Betting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 15)
June 14, 2019 NY S 5864 Establishes the Television Diversity Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18)
June 12, 2019 DE SB 73 Repeals Daylight Savings Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
June 11, 2019 NY S 1637 Prohibits Possession of Certain Flamethrowers Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 13)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1050 Requires Education About African American History and the History of Genocide "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (87 - 54)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 206 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
May 20, 2019 SC H 4243 Authorizes Tax Incentives for Carolina Panthers Training Facilities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 17)
May 9, 2019 SC S 11 Authorizes Year-Round Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (97 - 10)
May 9, 2019 AK HB 122 Expands Funter Bay Marine Park to Include Historic Cemetery Bill Passed - House (29 - 4)
May 6, 2019 AZ HCR 2009 Classifies Pornography as a Public Health Crises Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
April 29, 2019 CA AB 467 Requires Competitions Held on Public Lands to Offer Equal Prize Compensation Regardless of Gender Bill Passed - House (74 - 0)
April 24, 2019 MO HB 923 Authorizes Film Tax Credit Incentives Bill Passed - House (84 - 38)
April 19, 2019 WA SB 5001 Authorizes Composting of Human Remains Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
March 26, 2019 SC H 4243 Authorizes Tax Incentives for Carolina Panthers Training Facilities Bill Passed - House (90 - 25)
Feb. 25, 2019 AZ HCR 2009 Classifies Pornography as a Public Health Crises Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/13 HB 4687 Repeals Prohibition of Deer-Baiting Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
11/12 AJR 106 Amends the State Capital Holiday Tree Name to the Christmas Tree Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
11/05 HB 4687 Repeals Prohibition of Deer-Baiting Bill Passed - House (57 - 49)
10/30 SB 147 Establishes Hunting Regulations on Sundays Bill Passed - House (144 - 54)
10/30 HB 3904 Authorizes Student Athletes to Receive Compensation for Use of Their Name, Image, or Likeness Bill Passed - House (86 - 25)
10/29 H Res 296 Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide Bill Passed - House (405 - 11)
8/19 AB 467 Requires Competitions Held on Public Lands to Offer Equal Prize Compensation Regardless of Gender Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
7/23 HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
7/12 HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - House (402 - 12)
6/26 SB 147 Establishes Hunting Regulations on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
6/18 LD 553 Authorizes Sports Betting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 15)
6/14 S 5864 Establishes the Television Diversity Tax Credit Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 18)
6/12 SB 73 Repeals Daylight Savings Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
6/11 S 1637 Prohibits Possession of Certain Flamethrowers Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 13)
5/30 LD 1050 Requires Education About African American History and the History of Genocide "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (87 - 54)
5/22 SB 206 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
5/20 H 4243 Authorizes Tax Incentives for Carolina Panthers Training Facilities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 17)
5/09 S 11 Authorizes Year-Round Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (97 - 10)
5/09 HB 122 Expands Funter Bay Marine Park to Include Historic Cemetery Bill Passed - House (29 - 4)
5/06 HCR 2009 Classifies Pornography as a Public Health Crises Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
4/29 AB 467 Requires Competitions Held on Public Lands to Offer Equal Prize Compensation Regardless of Gender Bill Passed - House (74 - 0)
4/24 HB 923 Authorizes Film Tax Credit Incentives Bill Passed - House (84 - 38)
4/19 SB 5001 Authorizes Composting of Human Remains Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
3/26 H 4243 Authorizes Tax Incentives for Carolina Panthers Training Facilities Bill Passed - House (90 - 25)
2/25 HCR 2009 Classifies Pornography as a Public Health Crises Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)

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