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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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 5, 2021 CT SB 753 Establishes Measures to End Prison Gerrymandering Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
March 25, 2021 CT HB 6672 Expands Governors Emergency Declarations for an Additional Month Bill Passed - House (90 - 50)
March 23, 2021 CT HB 6462 Amends Law Related to Police Accountability Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
March 1, 2021 CT HB 6516 Authorizes Tax Fairness for Remote Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Feb. 25, 2021 CT HB 6516 Authorizes Tax Fairness for Remote Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (125 - 24)
Feb. 24, 2021 CT HB 6515 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Hairstyle Bill Passed - House (138 - 9)
July 29, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
July 29, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
July 24, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
July 24, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
June 5, 2019 CT SB 380 Requires the Release of Police Camera Video Bill Passed - House (86 - 60)
May 30, 2019 CT SB 992 Limits Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Agencies Bill Passed - House (79 - 61)
May 28, 2019 CT HB 7160 Authorizes Voting Access to Parolees Bill Passed - House (84 - 60)
May 23, 2019 CT HB 7218 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
May 23, 2019 CT HB 7223 Prohibits Unlocked Vehicle Storage of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 23, 2019 CT HB 7219 Establishes Regulations on Manufacturing Guns Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
May 14, 2019 CT SB 992 Limits Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 8, 2019 CT HB 7223 Prohibits Unlocked Vehicle Storage of Firearms Bill Passed - House (98 - 48)
May 8, 2018 CT HB 5542 Prohibits Bump Stocks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 1, 2018 CT HB 5542 Prohibits Bump Stocks Bill Passed - House (114 - 35)
May 2, 2017 CT HB 6695 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (141 - 8)
June 29, 2015 CT HB 7104 Amends Drug Sentencing Laws Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
May 5, 2015 CT HB 6863 Limits Police Pursuit for Municipal Ordinance Violations Bill Passed - House (109 - 38)
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 - House (105 - 44)
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)
April 3, 2013 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
April 3, 2013 CT SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 5, 2012 CT HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
April 30, 2012 CT HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (83 - 59)
April 19, 2012 CT SB 245 Authorizes People to Record Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
April 19, 2012 CT SB 245 Authorizes People to Record Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
April 11, 2012 CT SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House (86 - 62)
April 4, 2012 CT HJ 2 Authorizes Absentee Ballots for Any Reason Resolution Passed - House (97 - 50)
April 4, 2012 CT SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
June 7, 2011 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - House (90 - 57)
June 7, 2011 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - House (90 - 57)
June 4, 2011 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 18)
June 4, 2011 CT SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 18)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - House (120 - 19)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5248 Establishing a Sentencing Commission Veto Override Passed - House (130 - 9)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5248 Establishing a Sentencing Commission Veto Override Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
May 3, 2010 CT SB 407 Requiring Motorcycle Training Course Bill Passed - House (117 - 31)
April 28, 2010 CT SB 168 Workers Compensation Benefits for Police Officers Facing Injury From Interaction with Mammal Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
April 27, 2010 CT HB 5246 Domestic Violence Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (125 - 19)
May 13, 2009 CT HB 6578 Death Penalty Replacement Bill Passed - House (90 - 56)
April 22, 2009 CT SB 899 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
April 22, 2009 CT SB 899 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (100 - 44)
June 5, 2007 CT Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - House (94 - 56)
June 5, 2007 CT Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - House (94 - 56)
June 2, 2007 CT Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Concurrence Vote Passed - House (132 - 7)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 6715 Medical Use of Marijuana Bill Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
May 31, 2007 CT Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
May 23, 2007 CT Sub SB 1044 Gender Identification Nondiscrimination Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
May 23, 2007 CT Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
May 23, 2007 CT Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
May 23, 2007 CT HB 6715 Medical Use of Marijuana Bill Bill Passed - House (89 - 58)
April 27, 2006 CT Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
April 24, 2006 CT Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
April 17, 2006 CT HB 5212 News Media Information Protection Bill Passed - House (107 - 34)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/05 SB 753 Establishes Measures to End Prison Gerrymandering Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
3/25 HB 6672 Expands Governors Emergency Declarations for an Additional Month Bill Passed - House (90 - 50)
3/23 HB 6462 Amends Law Related to Police Accountability Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
3/01 HB 6516 Authorizes Tax Fairness for Remote Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
2/25 HB 6516 Authorizes Tax Fairness for Remote Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (125 - 24)
2/24 HB 6515 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Hairstyle Bill Passed - House (138 - 9)
7/29 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
7/29 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
7/24 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
7/24 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
6/05 SB 380 Requires the Release of Police Camera Video Bill Passed - House (86 - 60)
5/30 SB 992 Limits Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Agencies Bill Passed - House (79 - 61)
5/28 HB 7160 Authorizes Voting Access to Parolees Bill Passed - House (84 - 60)
5/23 HB 7218 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
5/23 HB 7223 Prohibits Unlocked Vehicle Storage of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/23 HB 7219 Establishes Regulations on Manufacturing Guns Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
5/14 SB 992 Limits Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/08 HB 7223 Prohibits Unlocked Vehicle Storage of Firearms Bill Passed - House (98 - 48)
5/08 HB 5542 Prohibits Bump Stocks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
5/01 HB 5542 Prohibits Bump Stocks Bill Passed - House (114 - 35)
5/02 HB 6695 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (141 - 8)
6/29 HB 7104 Amends Drug Sentencing Laws Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
5/05 HB 6863 Limits Police Pursuit for Municipal Ordinance Violations Bill Passed - House (109 - 38)
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 - House (105 - 44)
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)
4/03 SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
4/03 SB 1160 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
5/05 HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
4/30 HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (83 - 59)
4/19 SB 245 Authorizes People to Record Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
4/19 SB 245 Authorizes People to Record Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
4/11 SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - House (86 - 62)
4/04 HJ 2 Authorizes Absentee Ballots for Any Reason Resolution Passed - House (97 - 50)
4/04 SB 280 Repeals the Death Penalty Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
6/07 SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - House (90 - 57)
6/07 SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - House (90 - 57)
6/04 SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 18)
6/04 SB 1014 Penalties For Certain Nonviolent Drug Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 18)
6/21 HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
6/21 HB 5207 Criminal Background Checks for State Employees Veto Override Passed - House (120 - 19)
6/21 HB 5248 Establishing a Sentencing Commission Veto Override Passed - House (130 - 9)
6/21 HB 5248 Establishing a Sentencing Commission Veto Override Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
5/03 SB 407 Requiring Motorcycle Training Course Bill Passed - House (117 - 31)
4/28 SB 168 Workers Compensation Benefits for Police Officers Facing Injury From Interaction with Mammal Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
4/27 HB 5246 Domestic Violence Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (125 - 19)
5/13 HB 6578 Death Penalty Replacement Bill Passed - House (90 - 56)
4/22 SB 899 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
4/22 SB 899 Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (100 - 44)
6/05 Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - House (94 - 56)
6/05 Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - House (94 - 56)
6/02 Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Concurrence Vote Passed - House (132 - 7)
6/01 HB 6715 Medical Use of Marijuana Bill Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
5/31 Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
5/23 Sub SB 1044 Gender Identification Nondiscrimination Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
5/23 Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
5/23 Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
5/23 HB 6715 Medical Use of Marijuana Bill Bill Passed - House (89 - 58)
4/27 Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
4/24 Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
4/17 HB 5212 News Media Information Protection Bill Passed - House (107 - 34)

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