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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
March 9, 2021 HI SB 560 Establishes Rank-Choice Voting For County Council Seats Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 0)
March 9, 2021 HI SB 550 Establishes New Age Requirements for Voting in Primaries Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
July 6, 2020 HI HB 2738 Prohibits Foreign Nationals and Foreign Corporations from Funding Elections Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 0)
March 3, 2020 HI HB 2128 Increases Number of Voting Centers Per County Bill Passed - House (43 - 6)
March 5, 2019 HI SB 557 Establishes Hawaii as a Sanctuary State Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
March 5, 2019 HI SB 216 Requires Ballot Recount Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 0)
March 1, 2019 HI HB 210 Establishes Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - House (41 - 9)
March 15, 2017 HI HB 100 Establishes the Budget for 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (50 - 0)
April 30, 2013 HI SB 1084 Authorizes the Use of Public Funds for Private Preschools Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 14)
April 28, 2010 HI HB 2377 Board of Education Selection Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 2)
April 28, 2010 HI HB 2377 Board of Education Selection Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - House (40 - 11)
April 27, 2010 HI HB 2376 Requiring Board of Education Members be Appointed Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 7)
April 14, 2010 HI HB 2421 Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 7)
April 14, 2010 HI HB 2421 Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 11)
May 8, 2009 HI SB 1111 Transient Accommodations Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
April 22, 2009 HI SB 1111 Transient Accommodation Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (35 - 14)
April 14, 2009 HI SB 1111 Transient Accommodation Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (37 - 11)
April 14, 2009 HI HB 1605 Allowing Counties to Impose Retail Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
April 14, 2009 HI HB 1605 Allowing Counties to Impose Retail Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
April 14, 2009 HI HB 1744 Allowing a County Surcharge on the Transient Accommodations Tax Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
April 14, 2009 HI HB 1744 Allowing a County Surcharge on the Transient Accommodations Tax Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
April 14, 2009 HI HB 1747 Income Tax Rate Increase for Top Income Brackets Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
March 10, 2009 HI HB 1744 Suspending the Distribution of Transient Accommodation Tax Revenue to Counties Bill Passed - House (33 - 17)
March 10, 2009 HI HB 1744 Suspending the Distribution of Transient Accommodation Tax Revenue to Counties Bill Passed - House (33 - 17)
May 1, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 11)
May 1, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 11)
May 1, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 10)
May 1, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 10)
March 4, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
March 4, 2008 HI SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
April 5, 2007 HI SB 1956 Popular Vote Presidential Election Bill Passed - House (35 - 12)
May 2, 2006 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
March 7, 2006 HI HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Bill Passed - House (49 - 1)
March 7, 2006 HI SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
March 7, 2006 HI SB 3195 Education Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/09 SB 560 Establishes Rank-Choice Voting For County Council Seats Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 0)
3/09 SB 550 Establishes New Age Requirements for Voting in Primaries Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
7/06 HB 2738 Prohibits Foreign Nationals and Foreign Corporations from Funding Elections Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 0)
3/03 HB 2128 Increases Number of Voting Centers Per County Bill Passed - House (43 - 6)
3/05 SB 557 Establishes Hawaii as a Sanctuary State Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
3/05 SB 216 Requires Ballot Recount Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 0)
3/01 HB 210 Establishes Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - House (41 - 9)
3/15 HB 100 Establishes the Budget for 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (50 - 0)
4/30 SB 1084 Authorizes the Use of Public Funds for Private Preschools Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 14)
4/28 HB 2377 Board of Education Selection Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 2)
4/28 HB 2377 Board of Education Selection Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - House (40 - 11)
4/27 HB 2376 Requiring Board of Education Members be Appointed Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 7)
4/14 HB 2421 Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 7)
4/14 HB 2421 Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 11)
5/08 SB 1111 Transient Accommodations Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
4/22 SB 1111 Transient Accommodation Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (35 - 14)
4/14 SB 1111 Transient Accommodation Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (37 - 11)
4/14 HB 1605 Allowing Counties to Impose Retail Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
4/14 HB 1605 Allowing Counties to Impose Retail Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
4/14 HB 1744 Allowing a County Surcharge on the Transient Accommodations Tax Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
4/14 HB 1744 Allowing a County Surcharge on the Transient Accommodations Tax Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
4/14 HB 1747 Income Tax Rate Increase for Top Income Brackets Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
3/10 HB 1744 Suspending the Distribution of Transient Accommodation Tax Revenue to Counties Bill Passed - House (33 - 17)
3/10 HB 1744 Suspending the Distribution of Transient Accommodation Tax Revenue to Counties Bill Passed - House (33 - 17)
5/01 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 11)
5/01 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 11)
5/01 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 10)
5/01 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Conference Report Adopted - House (37 - 10)
3/04 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
3/04 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
4/05 SB 1956 Popular Vote Presidential Election Bill Passed - House (35 - 12)
5/02 HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
3/07 HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls Bill Passed - House (49 - 1)
3/07 SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
3/07 SB 3195 Education Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)

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