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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
Aug. 11, 2020 NE LB 814 Prohibits Second Trimester Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 8)
July 1, 2020 NH HB 685 Requires Maternity Insurance Benefits to Include Abortion Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House (196 - 132)
June 19, 2020 TN HB 2263 Prohibits Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 20)
June 19, 2020 TN HB 2263 Prohibits Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
June 17, 2020 MS HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
June 16, 2020 NH HB 685 Requires Maternity Insurance Benefits to Include Abortion Services "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
June 14, 2020 IA HF 594 Requires a 24-Hour Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
June 13, 2020 IA HF 594 Requires a 24-Hour Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 42)
April 15, 2020 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (70 - 16)
March 18, 2020 ID S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
March 12, 2020 UT HB 364 Requires an Ultrasound Procedure Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 32)
March 12, 2020 UT SB 174 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (51 - 21)
March 12, 2020 MS HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - House (79 - 33)
March 12, 2020 ID S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 11, 2020 WY SF 97 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (44 - 16)
March 4, 2020 OH SB 260 Prohibits the Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
Feb. 27, 2020 WY SF 97 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
Feb. 26, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
Feb. 25, 2020 National S 3275 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Feb. 25, 2020 National S 311 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 41)
Feb. 24, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 20, 2020 FL SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (75 - 43)
Feb. 13, 2020 IA SJR 2001 Amends the State Constitution to Repeal the Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Feb. 6, 2020 OK HB 1182 Authorizes the License Revocation of Doctors who Perform an Abortion Bill Passed - House (71 - 21)
Feb. 6, 2020 FL SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Jan. 27, 2020 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
Date No. Title Outcome
8/11 LB 814 Prohibits Second Trimester Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 8)
7/01 HB 685 Requires Maternity Insurance Benefits to Include Abortion Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House (196 - 132)
6/19 HB 2263 Prohibits Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 20)
6/19 HB 2263 Prohibits Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
6/17 HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
6/16 HB 685 Requires Maternity Insurance Benefits to Include Abortion Services "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 10)
6/14 HF 594 Requires a 24-Hour Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
6/13 HF 594 Requires a 24-Hour Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 42)
4/15 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (70 - 16)
3/18 S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
3/12 HB 364 Requires an Ultrasound Procedure Prior to Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 32)
3/12 SB 174 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (51 - 21)
3/12 HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - House (79 - 33)
3/12 S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/11 SF 97 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (44 - 16)
3/04 SB 260 Prohibits the Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
2/27 SF 97 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
2/26 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
2/25 S 3275 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
2/25 S 311 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 41)
2/24 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
2/20 SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (75 - 43)
2/13 SJR 2001 Amends the State Constitution to Repeal the Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
2/06 HB 1182 Authorizes the License Revocation of Doctors who Perform an Abortion Bill Passed - House (71 - 21)
2/06 SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
1/27 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)

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