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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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 26, 2021 AR SB 298 Classifies Federal Gun Restrictions as Invalid Veto Override Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
April 22, 2021 AR SB 590 Repeals Mask Mandates by All Government Entities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
April 20, 2021 AR SB 590 Repeals Mask Mandates by All Government Entities Bill Passed - House (69 - 20)
April 7, 2021 AR HB 1701 Authorizes Teachers to Teach Creationism as a "Theory of How the Earth Came to Exist" Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
April 1, 2021 AR SB 486 Prohibits Individuals from Entering or Remaining in an Area Where Voting is Taking Place Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 29, 2021 AR HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
March 29, 2021 AR SB 346 Authorizes Law Enforcement to Charge $15 for Audiovisual Records Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 22, 2021 AR SB 85 Requires Abortion Providers to Complete an Ultrasound Bill Passed - House (74 - 14)
March 17, 2021 AR HB 1572 Requires 72 Hour Waiting Period before Receiving Two-Step Pharmaceutical Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 15)
March 16, 2021 AR HB 1402 Reduces Access to Abortion Pills Bill Passed - House (77 - 12)
March 15, 2021 AR SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
March 10, 2021 AR HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)
March 8, 2021 AR SB 85 Requires Abortion Providers to Complete an Ultrasound Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 3, 2021 AR SB 6 Prohibits All Abortions in the State Bill Passed - House (76 - 19)
Feb. 24, 2021 AR SB 24 Expands "Stand Your Ground" Laws Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
Feb. 22, 2021 AR SB 6 Prohibits All Abortions in the State Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Feb. 10, 2021 AR SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
Feb. 9, 2021 AR HB 1017 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (71 - 5)
Feb. 4, 2021 AR HB 1195 Requires Pregnant Individuals Call a Hotline Number Before Receiving an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
Feb. 1, 2021 AR HB 1195 Requires Pregnant Individuals Call a Hotline Number Before Receiving an Abortion Bill Passed - House (75 - 13)
Jan. 28, 2021 AR HB 1211 Prohibits the State From Closing Churches During Emergency Declarations Bill Passed - House (75 - 10)
Jan. 19, 2021 AR SB 24 Expands "Stand Your Ground" Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/26 SB 298 Classifies Federal Gun Restrictions as Invalid Veto Override Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
4/22 SB 590 Repeals Mask Mandates by All Government Entities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
4/20 SB 590 Repeals Mask Mandates by All Government Entities Bill Passed - House (69 - 20)
4/07 HB 1701 Authorizes Teachers to Teach Creationism as a "Theory of How the Earth Came to Exist" Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
4/01 SB 486 Prohibits Individuals from Entering or Remaining in an Area Where Voting is Taking Place Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/29 HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
3/29 SB 346 Authorizes Law Enforcement to Charge $15 for Audiovisual Records Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/22 SB 85 Requires Abortion Providers to Complete an Ultrasound Bill Passed - House (74 - 14)
3/17 HB 1572 Requires 72 Hour Waiting Period before Receiving Two-Step Pharmaceutical Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 15)
3/16 HB 1402 Reduces Access to Abortion Pills Bill Passed - House (77 - 12)
3/15 SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - House (72 - 20)
3/10 HB 1570 Prohibits Gender Transition-Related Medical Care for Minors Bill Passed - House (70 - 22)
3/08 SB 85 Requires Abortion Providers to Complete an Ultrasound Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
3/03 SB 6 Prohibits All Abortions in the State Bill Passed - House (76 - 19)
2/24 SB 24 Expands "Stand Your Ground" Laws Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
2/22 SB 6 Prohibits All Abortions in the State Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
2/10 SB 289 Authorizes Denial of Healthcare on the Basis of Religious Principles Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
2/09 HB 1017 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (71 - 5)
2/04 HB 1195 Requires Pregnant Individuals Call a Hotline Number Before Receiving an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
2/01 HB 1195 Requires Pregnant Individuals Call a Hotline Number Before Receiving an Abortion Bill Passed - House (75 - 13)
1/28 HB 1211 Prohibits the State From Closing Churches During Emergency Declarations Bill Passed - House (75 - 10)
1/19 SB 24 Expands "Stand Your Ground" Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)

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