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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 12, 2011 AR SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
April 12, 2011 AR SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (61 - 20)
April 6, 2011 AR SB 871 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
March 31, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
March 29, 2011 AR HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
March 25, 2011 AR HB 1958 Authorizes Concealed Handguns In Places of Worship Bill Passed - House (65 - 23)
March 25, 2011 AR HB 1032 Curriculum Standards for Bible Instruction in School Districts Bill Passed - House (71 - 16)
March 24, 2011 AR HB 1902 Highway Financing Act 0f 2011 Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
March 23, 2011 AR HB 2007 Requires Driver's License Exams to be in English Only Bill Failed - House (49 - 37)
March 21, 2011 AR HB 1797 Requires Proof of Identity to Vote Bill Passed - House (53 - 36)
March 17, 2011 AR HB 1936 Dress Codes for Public Schools Bill Passed - House (73 - 19)
Feb. 22, 2011 AR SB 275 Reduction of Excise Tax on Electricity and Natural Gas Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Feb. 21, 2011 AR HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Feb. 16, 2011 AR HB 1052 Reducing Taxes on Manufacturer Utilities Bill Passed - House (88 - 8)
Feb. 16, 2011 AR HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 9)
Feb. 16, 2011 AR HB 1002 Capital Gains Reduction Act Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
Feb. 15, 2011 AR SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Bill Passed - House (52 - 41)
Feb. 14, 2011 AR HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 14)
Feb. 7, 2011 AR HB 1013 Hiring of Unauthorized Workers Bill Passed - House (54 - 39)
Feb. 2, 2011 AR SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
Feb. 1, 2011 AR HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Passed - House (53 - 41)
Jan. 31, 2011 AR HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Failed - House (46 - 47)
Jan. 27, 2011 AR SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Jan. 20, 2011 AR HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/12 SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
4/12 SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (61 - 20)
4/06 SB 871 Congressional Redistricting Plan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
3/31 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 7)
3/29 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Bill Failed - House (53 - 41)
3/25 HB 1958 Authorizes Concealed Handguns In Places of Worship Bill Passed - House (65 - 23)
3/25 HB 1032 Curriculum Standards for Bible Instruction in School Districts Bill Passed - House (71 - 16)
3/24 HB 1902 Highway Financing Act 0f 2011 Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
3/23 HB 2007 Requires Driver's License Exams to be in English Only Bill Failed - House (49 - 37)
3/21 HB 1797 Requires Proof of Identity to Vote Bill Passed - House (53 - 36)
3/17 HB 1936 Dress Codes for Public Schools Bill Passed - House (73 - 19)
2/22 SB 275 Reduction of Excise Tax on Electricity and Natural Gas Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
2/21 HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
2/16 HB 1052 Reducing Taxes on Manufacturer Utilities Bill Passed - House (88 - 8)
2/16 HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 9)
2/16 HB 1002 Capital Gains Reduction Act Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
2/15 SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Bill Passed - House (52 - 41)
2/14 HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 14)
2/07 HB 1013 Hiring of Unauthorized Workers Bill Passed - House (54 - 39)
2/02 SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
2/01 HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Passed - House (53 - 41)
1/31 HB 1049 Prohibit Cell Phone Use in School Zones Bill Failed - House (46 - 47)
1/27 SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
1/20 HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)

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