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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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 21, 2021 IN HB 1191 Prohibits a Local Government's Control Board from Banning a Fuel Source Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 29)
April 15, 2021 IN HB 1123 Authorizes Lawmakers to Call a Special Session During a Public Emergency Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 26)
April 14, 2021 IN HB 1577 Requires Doctors to Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Protocol Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 25)
April 13, 2021 IN HB 1191 Prohibits a Local Government's Control Board from Banning a Fuel Source Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
April 6, 2021 IN HB 1577 Requires Doctors to Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Protocol Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
March 16, 2021 IN HB 1006 Increases Police Accountability Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
Feb. 23, 2021 IN SB 69 Increases Penalties for School Bus Stop Arm Violations Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
Feb. 23, 2021 IN SB 141 Requires the Budget Agency to Withhold Income Tax Revenue from an Eligible County Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Feb. 23, 2021 IN SB 201 Amends Cannabis Possession While Driving Laws Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Feb. 23, 2021 IN SB 200 Authorizes the State Attorney General to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Crimes County Prosecutors Decide not to Charge Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Feb. 22, 2021 IN HB 1369 Authorizes Carrying a Firearm Without a Permit Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
Feb. 17, 2021 IN HB 1381 Establishes Standards for Assessing Solar Projects Bill Passed - House (58 - 38)
Feb. 16, 2021 IN SB 198 Increases Penalties for Attendees of "Riots" or "Unlawful Assemblies" Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 8)
Feb. 15, 2021 IN SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
Feb. 15, 2021 IN SB 164 Establishes the Tourism Capital Development Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15)
Feb. 11, 2021 IN SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
Feb. 1, 2021 IN SB 389 Repeals State Law Regarding Wetland Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/21 HB 1191 Prohibits a Local Government's Control Board from Banning a Fuel Source Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 29)
4/15 HB 1123 Authorizes Lawmakers to Call a Special Session During a Public Emergency Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 26)
4/14 HB 1577 Requires Doctors to Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Protocol Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 25)
4/13 HB 1191 Prohibits a Local Government's Control Board from Banning a Fuel Source Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
4/06 HB 1577 Requires Doctors to Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Protocol Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
3/16 HB 1006 Increases Police Accountability Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
2/23 SB 69 Increases Penalties for School Bus Stop Arm Violations Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
2/23 SB 141 Requires the Budget Agency to Withhold Income Tax Revenue from an Eligible County Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
2/23 SB 201 Amends Cannabis Possession While Driving Laws Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
2/23 SB 200 Authorizes the State Attorney General to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Crimes County Prosecutors Decide not to Charge Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
2/22 HB 1369 Authorizes Carrying a Firearm Without a Permit Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
2/17 HB 1381 Establishes Standards for Assessing Solar Projects Bill Passed - House (58 - 38)
2/16 SB 198 Increases Penalties for Attendees of "Riots" or "Unlawful Assemblies" Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 8)
2/15 SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
2/15 SB 164 Establishes the Tourism Capital Development Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15)
2/11 SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
2/01 SB 389 Repeals State Law Regarding Wetland Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)

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