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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. 10, 2020 MI SB 892 Authorizes Deliveries by Semi-Autonomous Delivery Devices Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
July 22, 2020 NY A 7463 Prohibits the Suspension of Driver's Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Traffic Tickets or Fines Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 21)
July 21, 2020 NY A 7463 Prohibits the Suspension of Driver's Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Traffic Tickets or Fines Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
July 6, 2020 HI HB 2502 Authorizes COVID-19 Health Screenings of Travelers At Ports of Entry Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
July 1, 2020 National HR 2 Moving Forward Act Bill Passed - House (233 - 188)
June 30, 2020 LA HB 57 Amends Jury Trial and Seatbelt Lawsuit Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 15)
June 26, 2020 OR HB 4210 Repeals Driving Privilege Suspensions for Failure to Pay Fines Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 7)
June 11, 2020 NC HB 158 Authorizes Temporary Driver's License Without Road Testing Conference Report Adopted - House (107 - 12)
May 29, 2020 LA HB 317 Authorizes Autism Symbol on Driver's Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 27, 2020 LA SB 50 Prohibits Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Failed - House (40 - 59)
May 15, 2020 MO HB 1963 Authorizes Licensed Motorcyclists to Ride without a Helmet Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 31)
May 13, 2020 OK HB 2877 Increases the Role of Victim Impact Panels to Prevent Future OWI Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 13)
May 13, 2020 LA SB 50 Prohibits Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 34 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 41)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 34 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 437 Increases Penalty for Motor Accidents Involving a Cyclist or Vulnerable Road User Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 36)
April 22, 2020 VA HB 1442 Authorizes the Use of Photo Speed Monitoring Devices Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
April 22, 2020 VA HB 1442 Authorizes the Use of Photo Speed Monitoring Devices Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 44)
March 16, 2020 MD HB 280 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
March 10, 2020 OK HB 3227 Authorizes the Delivery of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
March 5, 2020 National HR 1140 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 171)
March 2, 2020 AK SB 115 Increases the State Highway Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 5)
Feb. 26, 2020 VA SB 1 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - House (75 - 25)
Feb. 17, 2020 AZ HB 2030 Limits the Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Laws by the Arizona Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (31 - 28)
Feb. 13, 2020 NH HB 1700 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (177 - 128)
Feb. 5, 2020 VA HB 874 Prohibits Handheld Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
Jan. 30, 2020 WA HB 1793 Establishes Additional Uses for Automated Traffic Safety Cameras Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
Jan. 29, 2020 IN HB 1070 Prohibits Distracted Driving Bill Passed - House (86 - 10)
Jan. 28, 2020 MI SB 517 Requires a Feasibility Study and Strategic Implementation Plan on Tolling Highways Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/10 SB 892 Authorizes Deliveries by Semi-Autonomous Delivery Devices Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
7/22 A 7463 Prohibits the Suspension of Driver's Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Traffic Tickets or Fines Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 21)
7/21 A 7463 Prohibits the Suspension of Driver's Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Traffic Tickets or Fines Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
7/06 HB 2502 Authorizes COVID-19 Health Screenings of Travelers At Ports of Entry Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
7/01 HR 2 Moving Forward Act Bill Passed - House (233 - 188)
6/30 HB 57 Amends Jury Trial and Seatbelt Lawsuit Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 15)
6/26 HB 4210 Repeals Driving Privilege Suspensions for Failure to Pay Fines Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 7)
6/11 HB 158 Authorizes Temporary Driver's License Without Road Testing Conference Report Adopted - House (107 - 12)
5/29 HB 317 Authorizes Autism Symbol on Driver's Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/27 SB 50 Prohibits Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Failed - House (40 - 59)
5/15 HB 1963 Authorizes Licensed Motorcyclists to Ride without a Helmet Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 31)
5/13 HB 2877 Increases the Role of Victim Impact Panels to Prevent Future OWI Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 13)
5/13 SB 50 Prohibits Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
4/22 SB 34 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 41)
4/22 SB 34 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
4/22 SB 437 Increases Penalty for Motor Accidents Involving a Cyclist or Vulnerable Road User Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 36)
4/22 HB 1442 Authorizes the Use of Photo Speed Monitoring Devices Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
4/22 HB 1442 Authorizes the Use of Photo Speed Monitoring Devices Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 44)
3/16 HB 280 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
3/10 HB 3227 Authorizes the Delivery of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
3/05 HR 1140 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 171)
3/02 SB 115 Increases the State Highway Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 5)
2/26 SB 1 Prohibits Suspension of Driver's License for Unpaid Fines Bill Passed - House (75 - 25)
2/17 HB 2030 Limits the Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Laws by the Arizona Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (31 - 28)
2/13 HB 1700 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (177 - 128)
2/05 HB 874 Prohibits Handheld Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (72 - 24)
1/30 HB 1793 Establishes Additional Uses for Automated Traffic Safety Cameras Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
1/29 HB 1070 Prohibits Distracted Driving Bill Passed - House (86 - 10)
1/28 SB 517 Requires a Feasibility Study and Strategic Implementation Plan on Tolling Highways Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)

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