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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
July 28, 2020 CT HB 6002 Authorizes Statewide Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
July 23, 2020 CT HB 6002 Authorizes Statewide Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (144 - 2)
May 28, 2019 CT HB 7160 Authorizes Voting Access to Parolees Bill Passed - House (84 - 60)
May 5, 2018 CT HB 5421 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
April 26, 2018 CT HB 5421 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - House (77 - 73)
June 4, 2013 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 31, 2013 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - House (71 - 59)
May 8, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
May 8, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
April 18, 2013 CT HB 6648 Authorizes University Board of Regents to Appoint President of the Board Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
April 17, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
April 17, 2013 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
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 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 4, 2012 CT HJ 2 Authorizes Absentee Ballots for Any Reason Resolution Passed - House (97 - 50)
May 27, 2011 CT HB 6650 Appropriations for Judicial Branch and Other Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 18, 2011 CT HB 6342 Attorney General Candidate Qualifications Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
June 21, 2010 CT HB 5455 Changes to State Transportation Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 5, 2010 CT SB 312 Regionalization of State Emergency Telecommunications Bill Passed - House (119 - 29)
May 5, 2010 CT SB 494 Adjustments to State Expenditures Bill Passed - House (93 - 57)
May 5, 2010 CT HJ 106 Nomination of Laura Flynn Baldini to Judge of Superior Court Nomination Confirmed - Senate (25 - 9)
May 5, 2010 CT HJ 106 Nomination of Laura Flynn Baldini to Judge of Superior Court Nomination Confirmed - House (110 - 40)
May 5, 2010 CT SB 494 Adjustments to State Expenditures Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 1, 2010 CT SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House (89 - 49)
April 30, 2010 CT HB 5033 Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts Bill Passed - House (125 - 18)
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)
March 26, 2010 CT SB 492 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Dec. 21, 2009 CT HB 7101 Delaying the Estate and Gift Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Dec. 21, 2009 CT SB 2101 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
Dec. 21, 2009 CT HB 7101 Delaying the Estate and Gift Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (97 - 39)
Dec. 21, 2009 CT SB 2101 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (101 - 38)
Sept. 24, 2009 CT HB 7002 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Sept. 24, 2009 CT HB 7002 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (106 - 34)
Aug. 31, 2009 CT HB 6802 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
Aug. 31, 2009 CT HB 6802 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
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 Passed - House (105 - 37)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Failed - Senate (23 - 12)
July 20, 2009 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
June 26, 2009 CT SB 1801 Biennium Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (91 - 48)
June 25, 2009 CT SB 1801 Biennium Budget Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
June 19, 2009 CT SB 2001 Employment and Training Funds for Disadvantaged Workers Bill Passed - House (97 - 32)
June 2, 2009 CT SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - House (107 - 37)
June 2, 2009 CT SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - House (107 - 37)
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 29, 2009 CT SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 29, 2009 CT SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 27, 2009 CT HB 6385 Probate Court System Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
May 26, 2009 CT HB 6435 Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (81 - 65)
May 22, 2009 CT SB 1167 Deficit Reduction Bill Passed - House (96 - 34)
May 21, 2009 CT SB 1167 Deficit Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 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)
May 12, 2009 CT HB 6437 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (76 - 69)
Feb. 25, 2009 CT HB 6602 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
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 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 - Senate (19 - 14)
June 11, 2008 CT SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - House (82 - 51)
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 5577 Mortgage Assistance Bill Passed - House (124 - 24)
April 23, 2008 CT HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (102 - 43)
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 2, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
June 1, 2007 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
May 31, 2007 CT Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
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 SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
May 23, 2007 CT Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5227 Estate/Death and Gift Taxes Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 98)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5212 Death/Estate Tax Exemption Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 87)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5219 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax for Primary Residence & Working Farm Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 84)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO #5217 One-Time Property Tax Revenue Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 99)
April 27, 2006 CT LCO # 4811 Chief Justice Powers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 13)
April 27, 2006 CT LCO # 4811 Chief Justice Powers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 13)
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)
March 1, 2006 CT HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/28 HB 6002 Authorizes Statewide Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
7/23 HB 6002 Authorizes Statewide Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (144 - 2)
5/28 HB 7160 Authorizes Voting Access to Parolees Bill Passed - House (84 - 60)
5/05 HB 5421 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
4/26 HB 5421 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - House (77 - 73)
6/04 HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
5/31 HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - House (71 - 59)
5/08 HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
5/08 HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
4/18 HB 6648 Authorizes University Board of Regents to Appoint President of the Board Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
4/17 HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
4/17 HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
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)
5/05 HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
4/30 HB 5024 Authorizes Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (83 - 59)
4/04 HJ 2 Authorizes Absentee Ballots for Any Reason Resolution Passed - House (97 - 50)
5/27 HB 6650 Appropriations for Judicial Branch and Other Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
5/18 HB 6342 Attorney General Candidate Qualifications Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
6/21 HB 5455 Changes to State Transportation Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
5/05 SB 312 Regionalization of State Emergency Telecommunications Bill Passed - House (119 - 29)
5/05 SB 494 Adjustments to State Expenditures Bill Passed - House (93 - 57)
5/05 HJ 106 Nomination of Laura Flynn Baldini to Judge of Superior Court Nomination Confirmed - Senate (25 - 9)
5/05 HJ 106 Nomination of Laura Flynn Baldini to Judge of Superior Court Nomination Confirmed - House (110 - 40)
5/05 SB 494 Adjustments to State Expenditures Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/01 SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - House (89 - 49)
4/30 HB 5033 Partial Refund of Sales Tax Imposed on the Sale of School Buses with Seat Belts Bill Passed - House (125 - 18)
4/30 SB 1 Tax Code Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
4/29 HB 5483 Hotel Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (88 - 50)
3/26 SB 492 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
12/21 HB 7101 Delaying the Estate and Gift Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
12/21 SB 2101 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
12/21 HB 7101 Delaying the Estate and Gift Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (97 - 39)
12/21 SB 2101 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (101 - 38)
9/24 HB 7002 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
9/24 HB 7002 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Financing Bill Passed - House (106 - 34)
8/31 HB 6802 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
8/31 HB 6802 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
7/20 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 40)
7/20 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Passed - House (105 - 37)
7/20 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Veto Override Failed - Senate (23 - 12)
7/20 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
6/26 SB 1801 Biennium Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (91 - 48)
6/25 SB 1801 Biennium Budget Bill Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
6/19 SB 2001 Employment and Training Funds for Disadvantaged Workers Bill Passed - House (97 - 32)
6/02 SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - House (107 - 37)
6/02 SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - House (107 - 37)
5/30 HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/30 HB 6582 Healthcare Partnership Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/29 SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/29 SB 913 Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/27 HB 6385 Probate Court System Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
5/26 HB 6435 Election Day Registration Bill Passed - House (81 - 65)
5/22 SB 1167 Deficit Reduction Bill Passed - House (96 - 34)
5/21 SB 1167 Deficit Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 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)
5/12 HB 6437 National Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (76 - 69)
2/25 HB 6602 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
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)
6/11 SB 1001 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Extension Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
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)
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 5577 Mortgage Assistance Bill Passed - House (124 - 24)
4/23 HB 5536 Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (102 - 43)
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)
6/02 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
6/01 HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19)
5/31 Sub SB 167 Restricting Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
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 SB 1483 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17)
5/23 Sub SB 938 Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
4/30 LCO # 5227 Estate/Death and Gift Taxes Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 98)
4/30 LCO # 5212 Death/Estate Tax Exemption Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 87)
4/30 LCO # 5219 Repeal of Estate/Death Tax for Primary Residence & Working Farm Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 84)
4/30 LCO #5217 One-Time Property Tax Revenue Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 99)
4/27 LCO # 4811 Chief Justice Powers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 13)
4/27 LCO # 4811 Chief Justice Powers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 13)
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)
3/01 HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)

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