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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
Oct. 1, 2020 CT HB 7001 Amends The Connecticut Property Transfer Act of 1985 Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
April 12, 2017 CT HB 5730 Authorizes Automated Beer and Wine Dispensers Bill Passed - House (129 - 19)
May 14, 2015 CT HB 6283 Prohibits E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces Bill Passed - House (99 - 46)
April 10, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Failed - House (37 - 103)
April 9, 2014 CT SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 5, 2013 CT HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 29, 2013 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
May 23, 2013 CT SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 7, 2013 CT HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - House (117 - 26)
April 3, 2013 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - House (105 - 44)
April 3, 2013 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 8, 2012 CT HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 8, 2012 CT HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House (94 - 54)
May 1, 2012 CT HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
April 26, 2012 CT HB 5291 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 62)
April 26, 2012 CT HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - House (116 - 27)
May 4, 2010 CT SB 493 Increasing Use of Renewable Energy Bill Passed - House (81 - 40)
May 4, 2010 CT SB 493 Increasing Use of Renewable Energy Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
May 1, 2010 CT SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House (89 - 49)
April 30, 2010 CT SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
April 29, 2010 CT HB 5483 Hotel Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (88 - 50)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Passed - House (105 - 37)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 40)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Failed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 1, 2009 CT SB 1080 Calorie Information on Menus Bill Passed - House (89 - 60)
May 30, 2009 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 30, 2009 CT HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 28, 2009 CT HB 6187 Requiring Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (88 - 58)
May 26, 2009 CT SB 953 Hedge Funds Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
May 20, 2009 CT HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Bill Passed - House (109 - 36)
May 20, 2009 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - House (107 - 35)
April 29, 2009 CT HB 6636 Clean Energy Fund and Electricity Provider Bill Bill Passed - House (104 - 38)
Jan. 15, 2009 CT HB 5095 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Jan. 14, 2009 CT HB 5095 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (111 - 35)
June 23, 2008 CT HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
June 23, 2008 CT HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 39)
June 11, 2008 CT SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
June 11, 2008 CT SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - House (82 - 51)
May 6, 2008 CT HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
May 5, 2008 CT HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 5, 2008 CT HB 5577 Mortgage Assistance Bill Passed - House (124 - 24)
May 1, 2008 CT SB 217 Mandatory Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
April 23, 2008 CT HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (102 - 43)
April 22, 2008 CT HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (106 - 45)
June 2, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 7032 State Job Retention Bill Passed - House (125 - 25)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
May 31, 2007 CT Sub SB 847 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 31, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 31, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 30, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
May 30, 2007 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
May 30, 2007 CT SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 30, 2007 CT SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 9, 2007 CT SB 1015 Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
March 1, 2006 CT HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/01 HB 7001 Amends The Connecticut Property Transfer Act of 1985 Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
4/12 HB 5730 Authorizes Automated Beer and Wine Dispensers Bill Passed - House (129 - 19)
5/14 HB 6283 Prohibits E-Cigarettes in Public Spaces Bill Passed - House (99 - 46)
4/10 SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Failed - House (37 - 103)
4/09 SB 443 Prohibits the Sale of Genetically Modified Seed Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
3/26 SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
3/26 SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
6/05 HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
5/29 SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
5/23 SB 387 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
5/07 HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - House (117 - 26)
4/03 SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - House (105 - 44)
4/03 SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
5/08 HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/08 HB 5556 Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House (94 - 54)
5/01 HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
4/26 HB 5291 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (88 - 62)
4/26 HB 5021 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Sundays and Certain Holidays Bill Passed - House (116 - 27)
5/04 SB 493 Increasing Use of Renewable Energy Bill Passed - House (81 - 40)
5/04 SB 493 Increasing Use of Renewable Energy Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
5/01 SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House (89 - 49)
4/30 SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
4/29 HB 5483 Hotel Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (88 - 50)
7/20 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Passed - House (105 - 37)
7/20 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
7/20 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 40)
7/20 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Failed - Senate (23 - 12)
6/01 SB 1080 Calorie Information on Menus Bill Passed - House (89 - 60)
5/30 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/30 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/28 HB 6187 Requiring Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House (88 - 58)
5/26 SB 953 Hedge Funds Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
5/20 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Bill Passed - House (109 - 36)
5/20 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - House (107 - 35)
4/29 HB 6636 Clean Energy Fund and Electricity Provider Bill Bill Passed - House (104 - 38)
1/15 HB 5095 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
1/14 HB 5095 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (111 - 35)
6/23 HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
6/23 HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 39)
6/11 SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
6/11 SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - House (82 - 51)
5/06 HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
5/05 HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
5/05 HB 5577 Mortgage Assistance Bill Passed - House (124 - 24)
5/01 SB 217 Mandatory Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
4/23 HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (102 - 43)
4/22 HB 5105 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (106 - 45)
6/02 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
6/01 HB 7032 State Job Retention Bill Passed - House (125 - 25)
6/01 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
5/31 Sub SB 847 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
5/31 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/31 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/30 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
5/30 HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58)
5/30 SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/30 SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/09 SB 1015 Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
3/01 HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)

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