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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 6, 2021 IA SF 587 Rescinds the Property Tax Levy on Mental Health Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
March 17, 2021 IA SF 681 Establishes Guidelines for Drug Testing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Feb. 8, 2021 IA HF 263 Limits the Out of Pocket Cost for an Insulin Prescription at $100 Bill Passed - House (89 - 2)
June 10, 2020 IA SF 2338 Establishes Legal Protection to Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
June 10, 2020 IA HF 684 Establishes Medical Amnesty for Under-Aged Individuals in Alcohol-Related Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
June 5, 2020 IA SF 2338 Establishes Legal Protection to Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
March 16, 2020 IA SF 2408 Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 0)
March 3, 2020 IA HF 684 Establishes Medical Amnesty for Under-Aged Individuals in Alcohol-Related Emergencies Bill Passed - House (95 - 3)
April 27, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 47)
April 27, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 47)
April 27, 2019 IA HF 732 Increases THC Allowance for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 7)
April 26, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
April 26, 2019 IA HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
April 18, 2019 IA SF 548 Amends Land Purchase Regulations for Water Quality Testing Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
March 27, 2019 IA SF 513 Authorizes Women to Buy Birth Control Without Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 6)
March 20, 2019 IA SF 548 Amends Land Purchase Regulations for Water Quality Testing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
March 19, 2019 IA SF 538 Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
April 22, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
April 22, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (83 - 11)
April 20, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 20, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 19, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 19, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 13, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
March 21, 2017 IA HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (96 - 0)
April 22, 2016 IA HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
April 22, 2016 IA HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
April 20, 2016 IA HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
April 20, 2016 IA HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
March 1, 2016 IA SF 2188 Authorizes Certain Psychologists to Prescribe Medication Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25)
Feb. 29, 2016 IA SF 2222 Authorizes Pharmacists to Dispense Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
March 17, 2015 IA SF 334 Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
May 1, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
April 30, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
April 24, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
May 23, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17)
May 22, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24)
May 1, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
April 16, 2013 IA SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
May 9, 2012 IA SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 31)
April 20, 2011 IA SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
March 23, 2011 IA HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
Feb. 2, 2011 IA HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
Feb. 2, 2011 IA HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
March 26, 2010 IA S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 31)
March 19, 2009 IA SF 389 Health Insurance Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Feb. 18, 2009 IA HF 311 Health Insurance Coverage for Prosthetics Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
April 25, 2008 IA SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (53 - 45)
April 17, 2008 IA S 5377 to SF 2425 Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 27)
April 17, 2008 IA SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 10, 2008 IA SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - House (88 - 10)
April 8, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 45)
April 8, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)
April 7, 2008 IA HF 2539 Health Care Expansion Plan Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 6)
March 31, 2008 IA HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
March 31, 2008 IA HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
March 20, 2008 IA HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
March 20, 2008 IA HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
March 19, 2008 IA SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
March 13, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (23 - 27)
March 12, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 40)
March 10, 2008 IA HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
March 5, 2008 IA HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
Feb. 27, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 19, 2008 IA HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
April 25, 2007 IA Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 13)
April 25, 2007 IA HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
April 23, 2007 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
April 20, 2007 IA HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
April 19, 2007 IA SF 599 Iowa Power Fund Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
April 18, 2007 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
April 10, 2007 IA HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
April 2, 2007 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
March 29, 2007 IA HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - House (55 - 40)
March 13, 2007 IA SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (58 - 40)
March 7, 2007 IA SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
Feb. 22, 2007 IA SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
Feb. 14, 2007 IA SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2)
May 3, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32)
May 3, 2006 IA SF 2377 Confinement Feeding Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
May 3, 2006 IA SF 2377 Confinement Feeding Operations Bill Passed - House (66 - 25)
March 6, 2006 IA HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/06 SF 587 Rescinds the Property Tax Levy on Mental Health Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
3/17 SF 681 Establishes Guidelines for Drug Testing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
2/08 HF 263 Limits the Out of Pocket Cost for an Insulin Prescription at $100 Bill Passed - House (89 - 2)
6/10 SF 2338 Establishes Legal Protection to Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
6/10 HF 684 Establishes Medical Amnesty for Under-Aged Individuals in Alcohol-Related Emergencies Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
6/05 SF 2338 Establishes Legal Protection to Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
3/16 SF 2408 Appropriates Funds, Expands Power of Governor, and Waives School Time Requirements in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 0)
3/03 HF 684 Establishes Medical Amnesty for Under-Aged Individuals in Alcohol-Related Emergencies Bill Passed - House (95 - 3)
4/27 HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 47)
4/27 HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 47)
4/27 HF 732 Increases THC Allowance for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 7)
4/26 HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
4/26 HF 766 Establishes a Health and Human Services Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
4/18 SF 548 Amends Land Purchase Regulations for Water Quality Testing Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
3/27 SF 513 Authorizes Women to Buy Birth Control Without Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 6)
3/20 SF 548 Amends Land Purchase Regulations for Water Quality Testing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
3/19 SF 538 Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
4/22 HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
4/22 HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (83 - 11)
4/20 HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
4/20 HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
4/19 HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
4/19 HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
4/13 HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
3/21 HF 524 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (96 - 0)
4/22 HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
4/22 HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
4/20 HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
4/20 HF 2460 Appropriates Funding for Health and Human Services Bill Passed - House (56 - 42)
3/01 SF 2188 Authorizes Certain Psychologists to Prescribe Medication Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 25)
2/29 SF 2222 Authorizes Pharmacists to Dispense Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 22)
3/17 SF 334 Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
5/01 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
4/30 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
4/24 SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
5/23 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17)
5/22 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24)
5/01 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
4/16 SF 440 Appropriates Funds for Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
5/09 SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Conference Report Adopted - House (66 - 31)
4/20 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23)
3/23 HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
2/02 HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
2/02 HF 111 Purchase of Health Care Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
3/26 S 5340 Prohibiting Individual Health Care Mandate Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 31)
3/19 SF 389 Health Insurance Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
2/18 HF 311 Health Insurance Coverage for Prosthetics Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
4/25 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (53 - 45)
4/17 S 5377 to SF 2425 Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 27)
4/17 SF 2425 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
4/10 SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - House (88 - 10)
4/08 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 45)
4/08 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)
4/07 HF 2539 Health Care Expansion Plan Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 6)
3/31 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
3/31 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 8)
3/20 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
3/20 HF 2145 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
3/19 SJR 2002 Natural Resources Trust Fund Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
3/13 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (23 - 27)
3/12 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 40)
3/10 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
3/05 HF 2359 Veterans Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
2/27 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
2/19 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
4/25 Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 13)
4/25 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
4/23 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
4/20 HF 909 2007-2008 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
4/19 SF 599 Iowa Power Fund Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
4/18 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
4/10 HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
4/02 SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
3/29 HF 611 Research-Based Sex Education Bill Passed - House (55 - 40)
3/13 SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (58 - 40)
3/07 SF 128 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
2/22 SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
2/14 SF 162 Stem Cell Research and Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 24)
5/03 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 2)
5/03 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 32)
5/03 SF 2377 Confinement Feeding Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
5/03 SF 2377 Confinement Feeding Operations Bill Passed - House (66 - 25)
3/06 HF 2540 2006-2007 Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)

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