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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
April 5, 2021 PA HB 335 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (103 - 98)
March 25, 2021 OR SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 7)
March 15, 2021 IA SF 252 Prohibits Cities from Mandating Participation in the Section 8 Federal Housing Program Bill Passed - House (56 - 38)
March 15, 2021 AK HJR 12 Alleges the Federal Government Should Cancel its Land Leasing Moratorium Bill Passed - House (35 - 3)
March 11, 2021 MO HB 75 Requires City Council Approval of Extended Business Closures Bill Passed - House (108 - 47)
March 9, 2021 MI HB 4134 Requires Maintaining a List of "Permanent Absent Voters" Bill Passed - House (79 - 30)
March 8, 2021 MS SB 2107 Prohibits Cities and Counties from Creating Rental Agreements that Restrict Firearm Access Bill Passed - House (82 - 34)
March 3, 2021 MD SB 626 Establishes a Statewide Use of Force Policy Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
March 1, 2021 MT SB 215 Limits State and Local Governmental Authority Over a Religious Activity Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
Feb. 25, 2021 ID H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
Feb. 25, 2021 OK HB 1236 Establishes Presidential Executive Orders as Unconstitutional Bill Passed - House (79 - 18)
Feb. 25, 2021 OK HR 1005 Establishes State Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
Feb. 17, 2021 IA SF 252 Prohibits Cities from Mandating Participation in the Section 8 Federal Housing Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 11, 2021 ID H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - House (65 - 5)
Feb. 11, 2021 OK SB 834 Authorizes Cities and Towns to Paint Blue Lines and Post Signage Supporting Law Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 6)
Feb. 9, 2021 AR HB 1017 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (71 - 5)
Feb. 9, 2021 MS SB 2107 Prohibits Cities and Counties from Creating Rental Agreements that Restrict Firearm Access Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2021 MO HB 85 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (103 - 43)
Feb. 3, 2021 UT HB 17 Prohibits Restricting Energy Utility Services Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
Jan. 28, 2021 WI SJR 3 Prohibits Extending Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 42)
Jan. 26, 2021 PA SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management. Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Jan. 26, 2021 WI SJR 3 Prohibits Extending Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 TN SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/05 HB 335 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (103 - 98)
3/25 SB 554 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Prohibit Guns on Capital and State Property Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 7)
3/15 SF 252 Prohibits Cities from Mandating Participation in the Section 8 Federal Housing Program Bill Passed - House (56 - 38)
3/15 HJR 12 Alleges the Federal Government Should Cancel its Land Leasing Moratorium Bill Passed - House (35 - 3)
3/11 HB 75 Requires City Council Approval of Extended Business Closures Bill Passed - House (108 - 47)
3/09 HB 4134 Requires Maintaining a List of "Permanent Absent Voters" Bill Passed - House (79 - 30)
3/08 SB 2107 Prohibits Cities and Counties from Creating Rental Agreements that Restrict Firearm Access Bill Passed - House (82 - 34)
3/03 SB 626 Establishes a Statewide Use of Force Policy Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
3/01 SB 215 Limits State and Local Governmental Authority Over a Religious Activity Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
2/25 H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
2/25 HB 1236 Establishes Presidential Executive Orders as Unconstitutional Bill Passed - House (79 - 18)
2/25 HR 1005 Establishes State Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
2/17 SF 252 Prohibits Cities from Mandating Participation in the Section 8 Federal Housing Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/11 H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - House (65 - 5)
2/11 SB 834 Authorizes Cities and Towns to Paint Blue Lines and Post Signage Supporting Law Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 6)
2/09 HB 1017 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (71 - 5)
2/09 SB 2107 Prohibits Cities and Counties from Creating Rental Agreements that Restrict Firearm Access Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 16)
2/04 HB 85 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (103 - 43)
2/03 HB 17 Prohibits Restricting Energy Utility Services Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
1/28 SJR 3 Prohibits Extending Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 42)
1/26 SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management. Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
1/26 SJR 3 Prohibits Extending Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
1/15 SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)

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