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:
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.
|Feb. 25, 2009||AR||SB 78||Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense||Bill Passed - House (60 - 31)|
|Jan. 29, 2009||AR||HB 1013||Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving||Bill Passed - House (78 - 12)|
|Jan. 28, 2009||AR||HB 1119||Prohibiting Cell Phone Use While Driving for Specific Age Groups||Bill Passed - House (62 - 27)|