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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
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  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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 26, 2021 ID H 377 Prohibits Teaching the Topic Known as "Critical Race Theory" Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
April 22, 2021 ID H 377 Prohibits Teaching the Topic Known as "Critical Race Theory" Bill Passed - House (57 - 12)
April 21, 2021 ID S 1211 Authorizes Removal of 90 Percent of the Wolf Population Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
April 20, 2021 ID S 1205 Prohibits Cooperating with Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
April 8, 2021 ID H 362 Expands Idaho's State Sales Taxes Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
April 7, 2021 ID H 214 Specifies Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission Veto Override Passed - House (62 - 7)
April 7, 2021 ID S 1179 Appropriates Funds for the Higher Education Budget Bill Failed - House (13 - 57)
April 7, 2021 ID S 1136 Establishes Restrictions on the Governor's Authority During an Emergency Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
April 7, 2021 ID S 1110 Increases the Counties Needed to Reach 6 Percent of Signatures for an Initiative Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
March 17, 2021 ID H 214 Specifies Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
March 17, 2021 ID S 1179 Appropriates Funds for the Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
March 15, 2021 ID H 309 Amends the Property Tax Deferral Program Bill Passed - House (47 - 21)
March 12, 2021 ID S 1136 Establishes Restrictions on the Governor's Authority During an Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 11, 2021 ID H 122 Authorizes School Employees to Have Guns in Schools Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
March 2, 2021 ID H 5 Requires the Hands-Free Use of Certain Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
March 2, 2021 ID H 220 Rescinds Funding for Public Entities That Provide Abortion Advice Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
March 1, 2021 ID S 1110 Increases the Counties Needed to Reach 6 Percent of Signatures for an Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
Feb. 25, 2021 ID H 68 Establishes Public Safety Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Feb. 25, 2021 ID H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
Feb. 25, 2021 ID H 223 Prohibits Certain Ballot Collection Practices Bill Passed - House (56 - 12)
Feb. 16, 2021 ID H 135 Amends the Governor's Emergency Powers Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
Feb. 16, 2021 ID S 1045 Expands the Advanced Opportunities Program to Nonpublic School Students Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
Feb. 11, 2021 ID H 68 Establishes Public Safety Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Feb. 11, 2021 ID H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - House (65 - 5)
Feb. 10, 2021 ID HCR 5 Repeals COVID-19 Regulations for Public Gatherings. Joint Resolution Passed - House (55 - 15)
Jan. 29, 2021 ID H 5 Requires the Hands-Free Use of Certain Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (39 - 28)
Jan. 21, 2021 ID HJR 1 Amends the State Constitution to Authorize the Legislature to Reconvene Their Session Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/26 H 377 Prohibits Teaching the Topic Known as "Critical Race Theory" Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
4/22 H 377 Prohibits Teaching the Topic Known as "Critical Race Theory" Bill Passed - House (57 - 12)
4/21 S 1211 Authorizes Removal of 90 Percent of the Wolf Population Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
4/20 S 1205 Prohibits Cooperating with Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
4/08 H 362 Expands Idaho's State Sales Taxes Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
4/07 H 214 Specifies Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission Veto Override Passed - House (62 - 7)
4/07 S 1179 Appropriates Funds for the Higher Education Budget Bill Failed - House (13 - 57)
4/07 S 1136 Establishes Restrictions on the Governor's Authority During an Emergency Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
4/07 S 1110 Increases the Counties Needed to Reach 6 Percent of Signatures for an Initiative Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
3/17 H 214 Specifies Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
3/17 S 1179 Appropriates Funds for the Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
3/15 H 309 Amends the Property Tax Deferral Program Bill Passed - House (47 - 21)
3/12 S 1136 Establishes Restrictions on the Governor's Authority During an Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/11 H 122 Authorizes School Employees to Have Guns in Schools Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
3/02 H 5 Requires the Hands-Free Use of Certain Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
3/02 H 220 Rescinds Funding for Public Entities That Provide Abortion Advice Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
3/01 S 1110 Increases the Counties Needed to Reach 6 Percent of Signatures for an Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
2/25 H 68 Establishes Public Safety Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
2/25 H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
2/25 H 223 Prohibits Certain Ballot Collection Practices Bill Passed - House (56 - 12)
2/16 H 135 Amends the Governor's Emergency Powers Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
2/16 S 1045 Expands the Advanced Opportunities Program to Nonpublic School Students Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
2/11 H 68 Establishes Public Safety Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
2/11 H 67 Prohibits Public Health Districts from Closing Schools or Programs Bill Passed - House (65 - 5)
2/10 HCR 5 Repeals COVID-19 Regulations for Public Gatherings. Joint Resolution Passed - House (55 - 15)
1/29 H 5 Requires the Hands-Free Use of Certain Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (39 - 28)
1/21 HJR 1 Amends the State Constitution to Authorize the Legislature to Reconvene Their Session Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)

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