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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, 2020 VA SB 5013 Authorizes Individuals Charged with Marijuana Possession to Prepay Civil Penalty Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
Sept. 24, 2020 MI HB 4982 Authorizes Convicts of Marijuana Misdemeanors to Apply for Expungement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 7)
Sept. 23, 2020 MI HB 4982 Authorizes Convicts of Marijuana Misdemeanors to Apply for Expungement Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
Sept. 22, 2020 VT S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 6)
Sept. 17, 2020 VT S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Conference Report Adopted - House (92 - 56)
Aug. 28, 2020 VA SB 5029 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
July 30, 2020 NJ A 4370 Repeals Mandatory Minimum Terms of Parole Ineligibility for Nonviolent Drug Crimes Bill Passed - House (51 - 21)
June 30, 2020 NH HB 1639 Establishes the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund, Among Other Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (201 - 121)
June 30, 2020 OH SB 3 Amends Drug Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
June 18, 2020 NJ A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 16, 2020 NC HB 511 Authorizes Shorter Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders Conference Report Adopted - Senate (48 - 0)
June 13, 2020 CO SB 20-007 Requires Insurance Carriers Provide Coverage for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 12, 2020 CO SB 20-007 Requires Insurance Carriers Provide Coverage for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Bill Passed - House (48 - 17)
June 11, 2020 CO HB 20-1017 Expands Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
June 11, 2020 CO HB 20-1065 Authorizes Pharmacists to Sell Nonprescription Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 9, 2020 CO HB 20-1017 Expands Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - House (40 - 22)
June 9, 2020 CO HB 20-1065 Authorizes Pharmacists to Sell Nonprescription Syringes Bill Passed - House (38 - 24)
June 3, 2020 IA HF 2589 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
May 27, 2020 LA HB 819 Expands Access to Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
May 20, 2020 LA HB 211 Prohibits State Commissioner from Penalizing Financial Institutions for Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
May 14, 2020 MO HB 1896 Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 21)
May 13, 2020 MO HB 1693 Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 59)
April 22, 2020 VA HB 972 Establishes Provisions Decriminalizing Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
April 22, 2020 VA HB 972 Establishes Provisions Decriminalizing Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 35)
March 19, 2020 KY HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
March 12, 2020 AL SB 165 Establishes a Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 12, 2020 AZ HCR 2045 Requires Warning Labels on Medical Marijuana Among Other Provisions Bill Passed - House (31 - 27)
March 11, 2020 FL HB 389 Expands List of Medical Conditions That Pharmacists May Treat Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 17)
March 11, 2020 FL HB 389 Expands List of Medical Conditions That Pharmacists May Treat Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12)
March 11, 2020 MD HB 550 Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Policies Bill Passed - House (93 - 44)
March 11, 2020 OK SB 1674 Increases Penalties for Selling or Possessing Drugs Near Schools Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
March 10, 2020 CO HB 20-1080 Repeals State Residency Requirement for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
March 10, 2020 OK HB 3227 Authorizes the Delivery of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
March 10, 2020 IA HF 2589 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD Bill Passed - House (52 - 48)
March 3, 2020 HI SB 2793 Classifies the Promotion of a Dangerous Drug as a Misdemeanor Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
Feb. 20, 2020 NH HB 1648 Authorizes Certain Cannabis Products and the Home Cultivation of Cannabis Bill Passed - House (236 - 112)
Feb. 20, 2020 KY HB 136 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
Feb. 18, 2020 AZ HB 2608 Establishes Used Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (50 - 10)
Feb. 7, 2020 MD SB 147 Prohibits the Purchase, Distribution, or Sale of Kratom Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11)
Jan. 29, 2020 National S 3201 Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act Bill Passed - House (320 - 88)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/25 SB 5013 Authorizes Individuals Charged with Marijuana Possession to Prepay Civil Penalty Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
9/24 HB 4982 Authorizes Convicts of Marijuana Misdemeanors to Apply for Expungement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 7)
9/23 HB 4982 Authorizes Convicts of Marijuana Misdemeanors to Apply for Expungement Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
9/22 S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 6)
9/17 S 54 Authorizes the Sale and Regulation of Cannabis Conference Report Adopted - House (92 - 56)
8/28 SB 5029 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
7/30 A 4370 Repeals Mandatory Minimum Terms of Parole Ineligibility for Nonviolent Drug Crimes Bill Passed - House (51 - 21)
6/30 HB 1639 Establishes the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund, Among Other Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (201 - 121)
6/30 SB 3 Amends Drug Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
6/18 A 1897 Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
6/16 HB 511 Authorizes Shorter Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders Conference Report Adopted - Senate (48 - 0)
6/13 SB 20-007 Requires Insurance Carriers Provide Coverage for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
6/12 SB 20-007 Requires Insurance Carriers Provide Coverage for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Bill Passed - House (48 - 17)
6/11 HB 20-1017 Expands Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
6/11 HB 20-1065 Authorizes Pharmacists to Sell Nonprescription Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
6/09 HB 20-1017 Expands Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - House (40 - 22)
6/09 HB 20-1065 Authorizes Pharmacists to Sell Nonprescription Syringes Bill Passed - House (38 - 24)
6/03 HF 2589 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
5/27 HB 819 Expands Access to Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
5/20 HB 211 Prohibits State Commissioner from Penalizing Financial Institutions for Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
5/14 HB 1896 Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 21)
5/13 HB 1693 Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 59)
4/22 HB 972 Establishes Provisions Decriminalizing Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
4/22 HB 972 Establishes Provisions Decriminalizing Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 35)
3/19 HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
3/12 SB 165 Establishes a Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
3/12 HCR 2045 Requires Warning Labels on Medical Marijuana Among Other Provisions Bill Passed - House (31 - 27)
3/11 HB 389 Expands List of Medical Conditions That Pharmacists May Treat Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 17)
3/11 HB 389 Expands List of Medical Conditions That Pharmacists May Treat Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 12)
3/11 HB 550 Expands Marijuana Decriminalization Policies Bill Passed - House (93 - 44)
3/11 SB 1674 Increases Penalties for Selling or Possessing Drugs Near Schools Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
3/10 HB 20-1080 Repeals State Residency Requirement for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
3/10 HB 3227 Authorizes the Delivery of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
3/10 HF 2589 Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD Bill Passed - House (52 - 48)
3/03 SB 2793 Classifies the Promotion of a Dangerous Drug as a Misdemeanor Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 9)
2/20 HB 1648 Authorizes Certain Cannabis Products and the Home Cultivation of Cannabis Bill Passed - House (236 - 112)
2/20 HB 136 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
2/18 HB 2608 Establishes Used Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (50 - 10)
2/07 SB 147 Prohibits the Purchase, Distribution, or Sale of Kratom Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11)
1/29 S 3201 Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act Bill Passed - House (320 - 88)

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