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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
Feb. 26, 2021 NH HB 242 Defines Adequate Education by Adding More Topics for Schools to Teach Bill Passed - House (198 - 149)
Feb. 24, 2021 OK HB 2074 Extends the Open School Transfer Window Year Round Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Feb. 24, 2021 OK HB 2078 Reduces School Funding Appropriations Based on Enrollment Bill Passed - House (68 - 30)
Feb. 23, 2021 MT SB 99 Establishes Parameters for K-12 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 11, 2021 IA SF 269 Appropriates Funds for Schools Bill Passed - House (56 - 36)
Feb. 11, 2021 NC SB 37 Requires in Person Learning for K-12 Schools Bill Passed - House (74 - 44)
Feb. 9, 2021 NC SB 37 Requires in Person Learning for K-12 Schools Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 15)
Feb. 9, 2021 IA SF 269 Appropriates Funds for Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Feb. 4, 2021 MI HB 4048 Appropriates $3.5 Billion in School Funding Bill Passed - House (58 - 51)
Feb. 3, 2021 ND SB 2308 Authorizes Public Schools to Display the 10 Commandments in Classrooms Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
Jan. 28, 2021 IA SF 160 Requires Schools Provide a 100 Percent In-Person Learning Option Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
Jan. 28, 2021 IA SF 159 Authorizes Publicly Funded School Voucher Credits for Students to Attend Private Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
Jan. 28, 2021 IA SF 160 Requires Schools Provide a 100 Percent In-Person Learning Option Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
Jan. 27, 2021 WA SB 5044 Requires Anti-Racism and Equity Training in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/26 HB 242 Defines Adequate Education by Adding More Topics for Schools to Teach Bill Passed - House (198 - 149)
2/24 HB 2074 Extends the Open School Transfer Window Year Round Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
2/24 HB 2078 Reduces School Funding Appropriations Based on Enrollment Bill Passed - House (68 - 30)
2/23 SB 99 Establishes Parameters for K-12 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/11 SF 269 Appropriates Funds for Schools Bill Passed - House (56 - 36)
2/11 SB 37 Requires in Person Learning for K-12 Schools Bill Passed - House (74 - 44)
2/09 SB 37 Requires in Person Learning for K-12 Schools Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 15)
2/09 SF 269 Appropriates Funds for Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
2/04 HB 4048 Appropriates $3.5 Billion in School Funding Bill Passed - House (58 - 51)
2/03 SB 2308 Authorizes Public Schools to Display the 10 Commandments in Classrooms Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
1/28 SF 160 Requires Schools Provide a 100 Percent In-Person Learning Option Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
1/28 SF 159 Authorizes Publicly Funded School Voucher Credits for Students to Attend Private Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 21)
1/28 SF 160 Requires Schools Provide a 100 Percent In-Person Learning Option Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
1/27 SB 5044 Requires Anti-Racism and Equity Training in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)

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