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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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 26, 2020 GA SB 402 Prohibits the Use of "Unsecured Judicial Release" Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
March 12, 2020 GA SB 463 Amends Election Laws Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 19)
March 28, 2019 GA SB 131 Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport Bill Passed - House (104 - 70)
March 7, 2019 GA SB 131 Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 22)
March 23, 2016 GA SB 323 Increases Deadline for Disclosure of Records of Intercollegiate Sports Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 22)
Feb. 29, 2016 GA SR 675 Establishes English as the Official Language of the State of Georgia Resolution Passed - Senate (39 - 14)
April 2, 2015 GA SB 127 Exempts Certain Public Officials from Late Filing Fees Conference Report Rejected - Senate (22 - 33)
March 27, 2015 GA SB 139 Prohibits Ban on Auxiliary Containers Bill Failed - House (67 - 85)
March 20, 2014 GA HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (112 - 58)
March 20, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 13)
March 18, 2014 GA HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
March 18, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - House (119 - 54)
March 11, 2014 GA HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (108 - 54)
March 3, 2014 GA HB 707 Prohibits Use of State Resources to Assist with Medicaid Eligibility Expansion Bill Passed - House (115 - 59)
March 3, 2014 GA HB 990 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion without Legislative Approval Bill Passed - House (118 - 57)
Feb. 24, 2014 GA SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - Senate (42 - 11)
Feb. 17, 2014 GA SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Bill Failed - Senate (28 - 20)
March 4, 2013 GA HB 125 Amends State Immigration Policy Bill Passed - House (116 - 49)
March 7, 2012 GA SB 438 Prohibits State Employee Insurance Coverage of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 18)
Feb. 24, 2012 GA SB 447 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
Feb. 24, 2012 GA SB 447 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
Feb. 3, 2012 GA HB 829 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (101 - 53)
Feb. 3, 2012 GA HB 829 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (101 - 53)
Aug. 31, 2011 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21)
Aug. 31, 2011 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21)
Aug. 25, 2011 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
Aug. 25, 2011 GA HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
Aug. 23, 2011 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (104 - 56)
Aug. 23, 2011 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (104 - 56)
Aug. 23, 2011 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
Aug. 23, 2011 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
Aug. 18, 2011 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
Aug. 18, 2011 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (108 - 64)
Aug. 18, 2011 GA HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (108 - 64)
Aug. 18, 2011 GA SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
April 14, 2011 GA HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (112 - 59)
April 14, 2011 GA HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 58)
April 14, 2011 GA HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
April 14, 2011 GA HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
April 12, 2011 GA HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
April 12, 2011 GA SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - House (127 - 44)
April 11, 2011 GA HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20)
March 30, 2011 GA SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - House (96 - 67)
March 30, 2011 GA SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs Bill Passed - House (92 - 68)
March 16, 2011 GA SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
March 16, 2011 GA HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - House (108 - 63)
March 3, 2011 GA HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Bill Passed - House (113 - 56)
Feb. 24, 2011 GA SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Feb. 22, 2011 GA HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (148 - 20)
April 21, 2010 GA HB 1198 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
April 20, 2010 GA HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
April 14, 2010 GA HB 1055 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 63)
April 1, 2010 GA HB 307 Hospital Medicaid Fee Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15)
April 1, 2010 GA HB 1023 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
March 26, 2010 GA HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - House (111 - 55)
March 26, 2010 GA SB 407 Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
March 26, 2010 GA SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 26, 2010 GA SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 26, 2010 GA HB 236 Review Process for the Operations of State Entities Bill Failed - House (77 - 81)
March 22, 2010 GA HR 1086 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - House (111 - 61)
March 17, 2010 GA HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
March 17, 2010 GA HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
March 17, 2010 GA SB 406 Online Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 20)
March 17, 2010 GA SR 794 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - Senate (34 - 19)
Feb. 18, 2010 GA SR 1120 Temporary Legislative Adjournment Resolution Passed - Senate (35 - 17)
Feb. 11, 2010 GA HB 947 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (122 - 44)
April 3, 2009 GA HB 119 2009-2010 State Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 41)
April 3, 2009 GA HB 2 Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
April 3, 2009 GA HB 2 Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 47)
April 3, 2009 GA HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
April 3, 2009 GA SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 13)
April 3, 2009 GA SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (140 - 67)
April 1, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
April 1, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
April 1, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
March 25, 2009 GA SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption Bill Failed - House (109 - 63)
March 23, 2009 GA HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 55)
March 12, 2009 GA HB 480 Car Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House (133 - 39)
March 12, 2009 GA HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - House (92 - 79)
March 9, 2009 GA HB 160 Speeding Fee Bill Passed - House (113 - 53)
March 5, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
March 5, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
March 5, 2009 GA SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
Feb. 25, 2009 GA SB 23 Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
Feb. 24, 2009 GA SB 120 Repeal of Certain MARTA Financial Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Feb. 19, 2009 GA SB 42 Transfer of Authority Over State's Public Defender System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 21)
Feb. 12, 2009 GA HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Bill Passed - House (110 - 63)
Feb. 6, 2009 GA HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 24)
Feb. 6, 2009 GA SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 14)
Jan. 30, 2009 GA HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization Bill Passed - House (117 - 55)
April 4, 2008 GA SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
April 4, 2008 GA SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Rejected - Senate (35 - 18)
April 4, 2008 GA SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Rejected - Senate (35 - 18)
April 4, 2008 GA SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
April 2, 2008 GA HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
April 2, 2008 GA SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Failed - House (55 - 107)
April 1, 2008 GA HB 1281 Restricting Local Outdoor Water Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
April 1, 2008 GA HR 1246 Property Tax Assessment Freeze Resolution Passed - House (166 - 7)
April 1, 2008 GA HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - House (154 - 18)
April 1, 2008 GA HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/26 SB 402 Prohibits the Use of "Unsecured Judicial Release" Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
3/12 SB 463 Amends Election Laws Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 19)
3/28 SB 131 Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport Bill Passed - House (104 - 70)
3/07 SB 131 Expands State Control over the Atlanta Airport Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 22)
3/23 SB 323 Increases Deadline for Disclosure of Records of Intercollegiate Sports Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 22)
2/29 SR 675 Establishes English as the Official Language of the State of Georgia Resolution Passed - Senate (39 - 14)
4/02 SB 127 Exempts Certain Public Officials from Late Filing Fees Conference Report Rejected - Senate (22 - 33)
3/27 SB 139 Prohibits Ban on Auxiliary Containers Bill Failed - House (67 - 85)
3/20 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (112 - 58)
3/20 SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 13)
3/18 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
3/18 SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - House (119 - 54)
3/11 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (108 - 54)
3/03 HB 707 Prohibits Use of State Resources to Assist with Medicaid Eligibility Expansion Bill Passed - House (115 - 59)
3/03 HB 990 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion without Legislative Approval Bill Passed - House (118 - 57)
2/24 SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Resolution Passed - Senate (42 - 11)
2/17 SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Bill Failed - Senate (28 - 20)
3/04 HB 125 Amends State Immigration Policy Bill Passed - House (116 - 49)
3/07 SB 438 Prohibits State Employee Insurance Coverage of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 18)
2/24 SB 447 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
2/24 SB 447 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
2/03 HB 829 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (101 - 53)
2/03 HB 829 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (101 - 53)
8/31 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21)
8/31 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 21)
8/25 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
8/25 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (110 - 60)
8/23 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (104 - 56)
8/23 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (104 - 56)
8/23 HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
8/23 HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16)
8/18 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
8/18 HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (108 - 64)
8/18 HB 1EX House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (108 - 64)
8/18 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
4/14 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (112 - 59)
4/14 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 58)
4/14 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
4/14 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
4/12 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
4/12 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - House (127 - 44)
4/11 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20)
3/30 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - House (96 - 67)
3/30 SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs Bill Passed - House (92 - 68)
3/16 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
3/16 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Bill Passed - House (108 - 63)
3/03 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Bill Passed - House (113 - 56)
2/24 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
2/22 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (148 - 20)
4/21 HB 1198 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
4/20 HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
4/14 HB 1055 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 63)
4/01 HB 307 Hospital Medicaid Fee Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15)
4/01 HB 1023 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
3/26 HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - House (111 - 55)
3/26 SB 407 Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
3/26 SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
3/26 SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
3/26 HB 236 Review Process for the Operations of State Entities Bill Failed - House (77 - 81)
3/22 HR 1086 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - House (111 - 61)
3/17 HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
3/17 HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House (95 - 68)
3/17 SB 406 Online Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 20)
3/17 SR 794 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - Senate (34 - 19)
2/18 SR 1120 Temporary Legislative Adjournment Resolution Passed - Senate (35 - 17)
2/11 HB 947 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (122 - 44)
4/03 HB 119 2009-2010 State Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 41)
4/03 HB 2 Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
4/03 HB 2 Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 47)
4/03 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
4/03 SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 13)
4/03 SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (140 - 67)
4/01 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
4/01 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
4/01 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House (90 - 84)
3/25 SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption Bill Failed - House (109 - 63)
3/23 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 55)
3/12 HB 480 Car Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House (133 - 39)
3/12 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - House (92 - 79)
3/09 HB 160 Speeding Fee Bill Passed - House (113 - 53)
3/05 SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
3/05 SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
3/05 SB 200 Reorganization of State Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 25)
2/25 SB 23 Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
2/24 SB 120 Repeal of Certain MARTA Financial Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
2/19 SB 42 Transfer of Authority Over State's Public Defender System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 21)
2/12 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Bill Passed - House (110 - 63)
2/06 HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 24)
2/06 SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 14)
1/30 HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization Bill Passed - House (117 - 55)
4/04 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
4/04 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Rejected - Senate (35 - 18)
4/04 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Rejected - Senate (35 - 18)
4/04 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (134 - 34)
4/02 HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 18)
4/02 SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Failed - House (55 - 107)
4/01 HB 1281 Restricting Local Outdoor Water Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
4/01 HR 1246 Property Tax Assessment Freeze Resolution Passed - House (166 - 7)
4/01 HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - House (154 - 18)
4/01 HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)

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