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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 1, 2011 DE SB 65 Expansion of Criminal Nuisance Definition Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
July 1, 2011 DE SB 137 Specialty-Tier Prescription Drugs Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
June 30, 2011 DE HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (28 - 11)
June 23, 2011 DE HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
June 23, 2011 DE HB 100 Background Checks for Contractors on School Premises Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 5)
June 23, 2011 DE SB 129 Removes Protected Wildlife Designation from Coyotes Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
June 22, 2011 DE SB 97 Approval of Rental Prices on Certain Housing Bill Failed - Senate (9 - 9)
May 11, 2011 DE SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
May 5, 2011 DE SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
April 14, 2011 DE SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
April 7, 2011 DE SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 6)
April 5, 2011 DE HB 19 Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
March 31, 2011 DE SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 3)
March 22, 2011 DE HB 47 State Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (27 - 12)
March 15, 2011 DE HA 1 Reduced Punishment for Drug Possession Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 17)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/01 SB 65 Expansion of Criminal Nuisance Definition Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
7/01 SB 137 Specialty-Tier Prescription Drugs Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
6/30 HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (28 - 11)
6/23 HB 95 Motorcycle Helmet Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
6/23 HB 100 Background Checks for Contractors on School Premises Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 5)
6/23 SB 129 Removes Protected Wildlife Designation from Coyotes Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
6/22 SB 97 Approval of Rental Prices on Certain Housing Bill Failed - Senate (9 - 9)
5/11 SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
5/05 SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
4/14 SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
4/07 SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 6)
4/05 HB 19 Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
3/31 SB 17 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 3)
3/22 HB 47 State Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (27 - 12)
3/15 HA 1 Reduced Punishment for Drug Possession Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 17)

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