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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
Jan. 12, 2021 IL SB 1608 Establishes New Commissions to Impose Racial Diversity Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
Jan. 11, 2021 IL SB 1608 Establishes New Commissions to Impose Racial Diversity Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 39)
May 23, 2020 IL HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 1864 Prohibits Use of Vaping Devices in Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 11)
May 30, 2019 IL HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
May 21, 2019 IL SB 241 Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State Bill Passed - House (85 - 25)
April 9, 2019 IL HB 356 Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act Bill Passed - House (71 - 35)
March 29, 2019 IL HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
March 14, 2019 IL HB 345 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
Feb. 14, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - House (69 - 47)
Feb. 7, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
April 26, 2018 IL HB 4595 Establishes the Illinois Employers Mutual Insurance Company Bill Passed - House (62 - 43)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 7 Establishes Gambling Industry Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
May 10, 2017 IL SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
June 4, 2015 IL HB 1287 Amends Certain Workers' Compensation Programs Bill Passed - House (63 - 39)
April 21, 2015 IL HB 3761 Prohibits Sale of Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
April 15, 2015 IL HB 2653 Prohibits Sale of Certain Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
Feb. 5, 2015 IL SB 11 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
May 27, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
May 27, 2013 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House (67 - 49)
May 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
May 1, 2013 IL SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
April 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
March 7, 2013 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
Feb. 28, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
Feb. 14, 2013 IL SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 19)
Dec. 4, 2012 IL SB 681 Authorizes State Residents To Purchase Ammunition From In-State Companies Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 28)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 1064 Prohibits Private Security Services in Detention Centers Bill Failed - House (57 - 58)
May 31, 2012 IL HB 5440 Establishes a 5 Percent Fee on Satellite TV Companies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 27)
May 30, 2012 IL SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (72 - 44)
May 29, 2012 IL SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
May 25, 2012 IL SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House (60 - 52)
May 15, 2012 IL HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program Bill Passed - House (84 - 26)
March 29, 2012 IL HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 26)
Feb. 28, 2012 IL HB 1310 Authorizes Certain Businesses to Permit Smoking Bill Failed - House (30 - 82)
Nov. 29, 2011 IL HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House (8 - 99)
Nov. 29, 2011 IL HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 18)
May 31, 2011 IL HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 43)
May 27, 2010 IL SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 8)
May 7, 2010 IL SB 1118 Business Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - House (73 - 36)
May 6, 2010 IL SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (65 - 51)
May 5, 2010 IL SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (47 - 9)
April 27, 2010 IL SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
March 24, 2010 IL SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
March 18, 2010 IL SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
Jan. 13, 2010 IL HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 30)
Jan. 12, 2010 IL HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24)
May 31, 2009 IL SB 2252 Temporary Income Tax Increase and Tax Credit for Green Businesses Bill Failed - House (42 - 74)
May 30, 2009 IL HB 174 Income Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
May 27, 2009 IL SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Bill Passed - House (71 - 30)
Aug. 19, 2008 IL HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 17)
Aug. 13, 2008 IL HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 21)
April 1, 2008 IL SB 1997 Interscholastic Event Image Release Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 5)
Sept. 18, 2007 IL HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Aug. 9, 2007 IL HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
July 26, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
May 1, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
April 20, 2007 IL S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24)
April 20, 2007 IL SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
March 29, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
Jan. 7, 2007 IL SB 1714 Competitive Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)
May 4, 2006 IL HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 16)
April 26, 2006 IL HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - House (70 - 32)
March 29, 2006 IL HB 1917 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Gambling Bill Failed - House (58 - 52)
March 1, 2006 IL SB 1991 Minority and Female Investors in Casinos Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 23)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/12 SB 1608 Establishes New Commissions to Impose Racial Diversity Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
1/11 SB 1608 Establishes New Commissions to Impose Racial Diversity Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 39)
5/23 HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
10/29 SB 1864 Prohibits Use of Vaping Devices in Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 11)
5/30 HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 16)
5/21 SB 241 Prohibits Use of Animal Testing on Manufacturer Products Sold in the State Bill Passed - House (85 - 25)
4/09 HB 356 Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act Bill Passed - House (71 - 35)
3/29 HB 3394 Requires Women and African Americans on Corporate Boards Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
3/14 HB 345 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
2/14 SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - House (69 - 47)
2/07 SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
4/26 HB 4595 Establishes the Illinois Employers Mutual Insurance Company Bill Passed - House (62 - 43)
5/31 SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
5/17 SB 7 Establishes Gambling Industry Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
5/10 SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
6/04 HB 1287 Amends Certain Workers' Compensation Programs Bill Passed - House (63 - 39)
4/21 HB 3761 Prohibits Sale of Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
4/15 HB 2653 Prohibits Sale of Certain Crib Bumper Pads Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
2/05 SB 11 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
5/27 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
5/27 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House (67 - 49)
5/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
5/01 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
4/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
3/07 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
2/28 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 19)
2/14 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 19)
12/04 SB 681 Authorizes State Residents To Purchase Ammunition From In-State Companies Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 28)
5/31 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
5/31 SB 1064 Prohibits Private Security Services in Detention Centers Bill Failed - House (57 - 58)
5/31 HB 5440 Establishes a 5 Percent Fee on Satellite TV Companies Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 27)
5/30 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (72 - 44)
5/29 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
5/25 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House (60 - 52)
5/15 HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program Bill Passed - House (84 - 26)
3/29 HB 4083 Internet Dating Site Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 26)
2/28 HB 1310 Authorizes Certain Businesses to Permit Smoking Bill Failed - House (30 - 82)
11/29 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House (8 - 99)
11/29 HB 1883 Property Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 18)
5/31 HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 43)
5/27 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 8)
5/07 SB 1118 Business Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - House (73 - 36)
5/06 SB 3658 Temporary Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (65 - 51)
5/05 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (47 - 9)
4/27 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
3/24 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
3/18 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
1/13 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 30)
1/12 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24)
5/31 SB 2252 Temporary Income Tax Increase and Tax Credit for Green Businesses Bill Failed - House (42 - 74)
5/30 HB 174 Income Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
5/27 SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Bill Passed - House (71 - 30)
8/19 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 17)
8/13 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 21)
4/01 SB 1997 Interscholastic Event Image Release Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 5)
9/18 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
8/09 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
7/26 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33)
5/01 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
4/20 S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24)
4/20 SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
3/29 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
1/07 SB 1714 Competitive Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)
5/04 HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 16)
4/26 HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - House (70 - 32)
3/29 HB 1917 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Gambling Bill Failed - House (58 - 52)
3/01 SB 1991 Minority and Female Investors in Casinos Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 23)

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