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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
July 16, 2020 RI S 2919 Authorizes Online Registration for Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
June 17, 2020 LA HB 64 Establishes 8 Percent Taxation Rate for Fantasy Sports Bill Passed - House (82 - 11)
May 31, 2020 LA HB 357 Establishes Regulations for Fantasy Sports Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 20)
May 28, 2020 OH HB 194 Authorizes Sports Gambling in the State Bill Passed - House (83 - 10)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 14)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Bill Passed - House (77 - 32)
May 13, 2020 LA SB 130 Authorizes a Ballot Referendum Vote on Legalizing Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 384 Amends Sports Betting Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 29)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 16)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 384 Amends Sports Betting Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
March 18, 2020 MD SB 4 Establishes Referendum to Authorize Sports and Event Wagering Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 0)
March 5, 2020 WA HB 2638 Authorizes Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
March 3, 2020 SD SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (36 - 27)
Feb. 13, 2020 WA HB 2638 Authorizes Sports Betting Bill Passed - House (83 - 14)
Feb. 11, 2020 SD SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/16 S 2919 Authorizes Online Registration for Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
6/17 HB 64 Establishes 8 Percent Taxation Rate for Fantasy Sports Bill Passed - House (82 - 11)
5/31 HB 357 Establishes Regulations for Fantasy Sports Gambling Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 20)
5/28 HB 194 Authorizes Sports Gambling in the State Bill Passed - House (83 - 10)
5/23 SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 14)
5/23 SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Bill Passed - House (77 - 32)
5/13 SB 130 Authorizes a Ballot Referendum Vote on Legalizing Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
4/22 SB 384 Amends Sports Betting Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 29)
4/22 SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 16)
4/22 SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
4/22 SB 384 Amends Sports Betting Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
3/18 SB 4 Establishes Referendum to Authorize Sports and Event Wagering Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 0)
3/05 HB 2638 Authorizes Sports Betting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
3/03 SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (36 - 27)
2/13 HB 2638 Authorizes Sports Betting Bill Passed - House (83 - 14)
2/11 SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)

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