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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
March 25, 2021 IL HB 158 Reduces Racial Disparities in Medical Care Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
March 18, 2021 IL HB 158 Reduces Racial Disparities in Medical Care Bill Passed - House (72 - 41)
Jan. 12, 2021 IL HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 42)
Jan. 11, 2021 IL HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
May 23, 2020 IL HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Bill Passed - House (66 - 44)
May 22, 2020 IL SB 471 Establishes Worker Protections During Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - House (95 - 10)
May 21, 2020 IL HB 2455 Authorizes Worker Compensation for Essential and Frontline Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 4)
Nov. 13, 2019 IL SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - House (100 - 13)
Nov. 13, 2019 IL SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - House (100 - 13)
Oct. 30, 2019 IL HB 3888 Prohibits the Use of Ethylene Oxide by 2023 Bill Passed - House (60 - 47)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 7)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 1864 Prohibits Use of Vaping Devices in Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 11)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 7)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 2276 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 10)
May 27, 2019 IL SB 9 Establishes Coal-Ash Regulations Bill Passed - House (77 - 35)
May 9, 2019 IL SB 9 Establishes Coal-Ash Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
April 11, 2019 IL HB 2 Establishes Rights for Women in Pregnancy and Childbirth Bill Passed - House (67 - 35)
March 28, 2019 IL HB 2276 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - House (78 - 20)
March 14, 2019 IL SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
March 6, 2019 IL SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
May 31, 2018 IL HB 2617 Requires Coverage of Egg or Sperm Preservation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 30)
May 31, 2018 IL HB 2617 Requires Coverage of Egg or Sperm Preservation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 30)
May 31, 2018 IL SB 336 Establishes the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (72 - 38)
May 31, 2018 IL SB 336 Establishes the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (72 - 38)
May 30, 2018 IL SB 2332 Increases Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (61 - 49)
April 27, 2018 IL HB 5245 Requires Nurses to Complete Sexual Assault Response Training Bill Passed - House (101 - 0)
April 25, 2018 IL SB 2332 Increases Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 639 Authorizes Drug Crime Prosecutions Across State Lines Bill Passed - House (105 - 2)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
April 25, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - House (62 - 55)
April 25, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - House (62 - 55)
May 18, 2016 IL SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
April 21, 2016 IL HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
April 21, 2016 IL HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
Nov. 10, 2015 IL HB 2482 Specifies Determination of Need Score to Qualify for Assistance Veto Override Failed - House (70 - 38)
Sept. 9, 2015 IL HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
May 29, 2015 IL HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
May 19, 2015 IL HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (68 - 43)
April 23, 2015 IL HB 373 Authorizes Construction of Presidential Libraries and Museums on Park Land Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 27, 2013 IL SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
May 23, 2013 IL HB 3227 Amends State Health Benefits Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
May 22, 2013 IL HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 21)
May 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
April 25, 2013 IL SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
April 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
April 17, 2013 IL HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (66 - 52)
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)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
May 31, 2012 IL HB 1447 Pension Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 56)
May 31, 2012 IL SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
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 24, 2012 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
May 24, 2012 IL SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (94 - 22)
May 10, 2012 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20)
May 9, 2012 IL SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House (74 - 43)
March 29, 2012 IL Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 68)
March 26, 2012 IL HB 5789 Establishes State Park Fees Bill Passed - House (81 - 29)
Oct. 27, 2011 IL SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Bill Passed - House (61 - 53)
May 31, 2011 IL SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
May 30, 2011 IL SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Bill Passed - House (69 - 45)
May 26, 2011 IL HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 40)
April 13, 2011 IL HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Passed - House (73 - 43)
April 27, 2010 IL SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
March 18, 2010 IL SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
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)
May 15, 2008 IL SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - House (64 - 44)
April 17, 2008 IL SB 2858 Public School Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 19)
April 16, 2008 IL SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 15)
Aug. 9, 2007 IL HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
May 31, 2007 IL SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (70 - 44)
May 1, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
April 26, 2007 IL HB 317 Abortion Notification Bill Bill Failed - House (55 - 62)
March 29, 2007 IL HB 1769 Smoking Ban in Vehicles Bill Failed - House (18 - 91)
March 29, 2007 IL SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
March 1, 2007 IL HB 138 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (67 - 46)
Feb. 23, 2007 IL SB 9 Illinois Climate Change Act Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
Feb. 23, 2007 IL SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 23)
March 30, 2006 IL HB 5284 Carbon Monoxide Detector Act Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/25 HB 158 Reduces Racial Disparities in Medical Care Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
3/18 HB 158 Reduces Racial Disparities in Medical Care Bill Passed - House (72 - 41)
1/12 HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 42)
1/11 HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
5/23 HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
5/23 SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
5/23 SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Bill Passed - House (66 - 44)
5/22 SB 471 Establishes Worker Protections During Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - House (95 - 10)
5/21 HB 2455 Authorizes Worker Compensation for Essential and Frontline Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 4)
11/13 SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - House (100 - 13)
11/13 SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - House (100 - 13)
10/30 HB 3888 Prohibits the Use of Ethylene Oxide by 2023 Bill Passed - House (60 - 47)
10/29 SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 7)
10/29 SB 1864 Prohibits Use of Vaping Devices in Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 11)
10/29 SB 667 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $100 per 30-day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 7)
5/29 HB 2276 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 10)
5/27 SB 9 Establishes Coal-Ash Regulations Bill Passed - House (77 - 35)
5/09 SB 9 Establishes Coal-Ash Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
4/11 HB 2 Establishes Rights for Women in Pregnancy and Childbirth Bill Passed - House (67 - 35)
3/28 HB 2276 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - House (78 - 20)
3/14 SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
3/06 SB 1596 Authorizes Exceptions for Limits on Workers' Compensation Claims Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 16)
5/31 HB 2617 Requires Coverage of Egg or Sperm Preservation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 30)
5/31 HB 2617 Requires Coverage of Egg or Sperm Preservation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 30)
5/31 SB 336 Establishes the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (72 - 38)
5/31 SB 336 Establishes the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (72 - 38)
5/30 SB 2332 Increases Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (61 - 49)
4/27 HB 5245 Requires Nurses to Complete Sexual Assault Response Training Bill Passed - House (101 - 0)
4/25 SB 2332 Increases Minimum Purchase Age for Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
5/31 SB 639 Authorizes Drug Crime Prosecutions Across State Lines Bill Passed - House (105 - 2)
5/10 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
5/10 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
5/10 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
4/25 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - House (62 - 55)
4/25 HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - House (62 - 55)
5/18 SB 3011 Increases Smoking Age to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
4/21 HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
4/21 HB 5576 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control Bill Passed - House (61 - 52)
11/10 HB 2482 Specifies Determination of Need Score to Qualify for Assistance Veto Override Failed - House (70 - 38)
9/09 HB 1 Expands Heroin Abuse Treatment Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11)
5/29 HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
5/19 HB 217 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (68 - 43)
4/23 HB 373 Authorizes Construction of Presidential Libraries and Museums on Park Land Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)
5/29 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
5/29 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
5/28 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
5/28 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
5/27 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (63 - 55)
5/23 HB 3227 Amends State Health Benefits Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
5/22 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 21)
5/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
4/25 SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 10)
4/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
4/17 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (66 - 52)
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)
5/31 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (33 - 21)
5/31 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 15)
5/31 HB 1447 Pension Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 24)
5/31 SB 1566 Increases License Plate Fees Bill Passed - House (61 - 56)
5/31 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Bill Passed - House (68 - 50)
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)
5/24 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
5/24 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (94 - 22)
5/10 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20)
5/09 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Bill Passed - House (74 - 43)
3/29 Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 68)
3/26 HB 5789 Establishes State Park Fees Bill Passed - House (81 - 29)
10/27 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Bill Passed - House (61 - 53)
5/31 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
5/30 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Bill Passed - House (69 - 45)
5/26 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 40)
4/13 HB 1600 Limits Artificial Trans Fats Bill Passed - House (73 - 43)
4/27 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 41)
3/18 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 16)
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)
5/15 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - House (64 - 44)
4/17 SB 2858 Public School Trans Fat Ban Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 19)
4/16 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 15)
8/09 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
5/31 SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (70 - 44)
5/01 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - House (73 - 42)
4/26 HB 317 Abortion Notification Bill Bill Failed - House (55 - 62)
3/29 HB 1769 Smoking Ban in Vehicles Bill Failed - House (18 - 91)
3/29 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
3/01 HB 138 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (67 - 46)
2/23 SB 9 Illinois Climate Change Act Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 13)
2/23 SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 23)
3/30 HB 5284 Carbon Monoxide Detector Act Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)

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