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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. 16, 2015 AL HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 21)
Sept. 16, 2015 AL HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Sept. 15, 2015 AL HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 42)
Sept. 15, 2015 AL SB 21 Repeals Marriage Licenses Bill Failed - House (53 - 36)
Sept. 15, 2015 AL HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Sept. 15, 2015 AL HB 8 Amends Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
Sept. 11, 2015 AL HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (59 - 37)
Sept. 10, 2015 AL HB 8 Amends Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Bill Passed - House (53 - 38)
Sept. 10, 2015 AL HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
June 4, 2015 AL HB 135 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
June 3, 2015 AL SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 14)
June 3, 2015 AL SB 216 Authorizes Certain Agencies to Raise Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
May 28, 2015 AL SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Bill Passed - House (68 - 26)
May 19, 2015 AL HB 135 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 36)
May 19, 2015 AL SB 377 Requires Marrying Couples to Sign a Marriage Contract Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
May 7, 2015 AL HB 236 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports Bill Passed - House (52 - 43)
April 21, 2015 AL SJR 34 Specifies the Intent to Not Expand Medicaid Services Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 7, 2015 AL HB 193 Authorizes Counties to Establish Administrative Programs Bill Passed - House (76 - 17)
March 31, 2015 AL HB 85 Requires Animal Shelters to Compile Monthly Reports Bill Failed - House (28 - 67)
March 31, 2015 AL SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
March 19, 2015 AL SB 191 Establishes the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
March 18, 2015 AL SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 18, 2015 AL SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
March 17, 2015 AL SB 4 Requires Vehicles to Maintain Certain Distance From Bicycles Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
March 12, 2015 AL HB 56 Authorizes Officials to Refuse to Perform Marriage Ceremonies Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
March 11, 2015 AL HB 18 Authorizes Execution by Electrocution Bill Passed - House (76 - 26)
March 10, 2015 AL SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/16 HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 21)
9/16 HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
9/15 HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 42)
9/15 SB 21 Repeals Marriage Licenses Bill Failed - House (53 - 36)
9/15 HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
9/15 HB 8 Amends Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
9/11 HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (59 - 37)
9/10 HB 8 Amends Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Bill Passed - House (53 - 38)
9/10 HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
6/04 HB 135 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
6/03 SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 14)
6/03 SB 216 Authorizes Certain Agencies to Raise Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
5/28 SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Bill Passed - House (68 - 26)
5/19 HB 135 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 36)
5/19 SB 377 Requires Marrying Couples to Sign a Marriage Contract Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
5/07 HB 236 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports Bill Passed - House (52 - 43)
4/21 SJR 34 Specifies the Intent to Not Expand Medicaid Services Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
4/07 HB 193 Authorizes Counties to Establish Administrative Programs Bill Passed - House (76 - 17)
3/31 HB 85 Requires Animal Shelters to Compile Monthly Reports Bill Failed - House (28 - 67)
3/31 SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
3/19 SB 191 Establishes the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
3/18 SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/18 SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
3/17 SB 4 Requires Vehicles to Maintain Certain Distance From Bicycles Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
3/12 HB 56 Authorizes Officials to Refuse to Perform Marriage Ceremonies Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
3/11 HB 18 Authorizes Execution by Electrocution Bill Passed - House (76 - 26)
3/10 SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)

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