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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 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 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5212 Death/Estate Tax Exemption Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 87)
April 30, 2006 CT LCO # 5227 Estate/Death and Gift Taxes Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 98)
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 27, 2006 CT Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - House (76 - 71)
April 24, 2006 CT Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
April 20, 2006 CT Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
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 - Senate (25 - 10)
March 1, 2006 CT HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)
Date No. Title Outcome
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)
4/30 LCO # 5212 Death/Estate Tax Exemption Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 87)
4/30 LCO # 5227 Estate/Death and Gift Taxes Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (49 - 98)
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)
4/27 Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - House (76 - 71)
4/24 Sub SB 4 Birth Information for Adult Adoptees Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
4/20 Sub SB 373 Healthy Food and Beverages In Schools Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
4/17 HB 5212 News Media Information Protection Bill Passed - House (107 - 34)
3/01 HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
3/01 HB 5684 State Contracting Bill Passed - House (76 - 61)

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