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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 11, 2021 ME LD 1 Establishes a COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
March 17, 2020 ME LD 2126 Appropriates Funds for the Expenditures of State Government, Including Response to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (130 - 5)
June 17, 2019 ME LD 1691 Prohibits Use of Aerial Herbicide Spraying for Deforestation "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (75 - 67)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1282 Establishes a "Green New Deal" Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 7, 2019 ME LD 37 Authorizes the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs Through Vending Machines "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 13)
June 6, 2019 ME LD 37 Authorizes the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs Through Vending Machines "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (85 - 54)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1282 Establishes a "Green New Deal" Bill Passed - House (84 - 55)
June 4, 2019 ME LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 1313 Authorizes Medical Aid in Dying Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 72)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 351 Requires Accuracy of Maine's Meat and Poultry Labeling "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (101 - 37)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1313 Authorizes Medical Aid in Dying Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (91 - 52)
May 23, 2019 ME LD 798 Prohibits Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 16, 2019 ME LD 820 Requires the State Medicaid Program to Cover Abortion Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House (77 - 59)
May 14, 2019 ME LD 820 Requires the State Medicaid Program to Cover Abortion Services Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 8, 2019 ME LD 369 Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45)
April 25, 2019 ME LD 289 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
April 23, 2019 ME LD 798 Prohibits Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations Bill Passed - House (78 - 59)
April 4, 2019 ME LD 181 Authorizes State Funds for Free Health Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 63)
April 4, 2019 ME LD 289 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Bill Passed - House (87 - 51)
March 28, 2019 ME LD 181 Authorizes State Funds for Free Health Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
May 23, 2017 ME LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
May 23, 2017 ME LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
April 18, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
April 18, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
April 13, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - House (146 - 0)
April 13, 2017 ME LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - House (146 - 0)
March 23, 2016 ME LD 180 Authorizes Terminally Ill Patients to Use Experimental Treatments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
June 17, 2015 ME LD 319 Authorizes Medicaid Coverage for Reproductive Care "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 19)
June 16, 2015 ME LD 319 Authorizes Medicaid Coverage for Reproductive Care Bill Passed - House (80 - 67)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
March 18, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
March 12, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
Jan. 28, 2014 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
Jan. 14, 2014 ME LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 46)
June 12, 2013 ME LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 51)
May 28, 2013 ME LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 54)
May 23, 2013 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 23, 2013 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 22, 2013 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - House (87 - 56)
May 22, 2013 ME LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - House (87 - 56)
April 3, 2013 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
April 2, 2013 ME LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House (91 - 56)
April 14, 2012 ME LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
April 14, 2012 ME LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - House (71 - 69)
May 16, 2011 ME LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
May 12, 2011 ME LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 68)
March 26, 2010 ME LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 20)
March 25, 2010 ME LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - House (62 - 83)
March 17, 2010 ME LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
March 17, 2010 ME LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
June 11, 2009 ME LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - House (85 - 59)
June 11, 2009 ME LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
June 8, 2009 ME LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
June 5, 2009 ME LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (83 - 53)
May 20, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
May 13, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 63)
April 8, 2009 ME LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
April 8, 2009 ME LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
April 15, 2008 ME LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 64)
April 15, 2008 ME LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
March 31, 2008 ME LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 55)
March 31, 2008 ME LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
March 27, 2008 ME LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 25, 2008 ME LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
May 24, 2006 ME HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (73 - 73)
May 24, 2006 ME HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (16 - 17)
March 27, 2006 ME LD 1926 Amending Work Place Smoking Laws Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/11 LD 1 Establishes a COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
3/17 LD 2126 Appropriates Funds for the Expenditures of State Government, Including Response to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (130 - 5)
6/17 LD 1691 Prohibits Use of Aerial Herbicide Spraying for Deforestation "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (75 - 67)
6/10 LD 1282 Establishes a "Green New Deal" Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
6/07 LD 37 Authorizes the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs Through Vending Machines "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 13)
6/06 LD 37 Authorizes the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs Through Vending Machines "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (85 - 54)
6/05 LD 1282 Establishes a "Green New Deal" Bill Passed - House (84 - 55)
6/04 LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
6/03 LD 1313 Authorizes Medical Aid in Dying Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 72)
6/03 LD 351 Requires Accuracy of Maine's Meat and Poultry Labeling "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (101 - 37)
5/30 LD 1313 Authorizes Medical Aid in Dying Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/30 LD 1532 Prohibits Single-Use Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (91 - 52)
5/23 LD 798 Prohibits Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/16 LD 820 Requires the State Medicaid Program to Cover Abortion Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House (77 - 59)
5/14 LD 820 Requires the State Medicaid Program to Cover Abortion Services Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/08 LD 369 Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 45)
4/25 LD 289 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
4/23 LD 798 Prohibits Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations Bill Passed - House (78 - 59)
4/04 LD 181 Authorizes State Funds for Free Health Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 63)
4/04 LD 289 Prohibits Use of Foam Containers Bill Passed - House (87 - 51)
3/28 LD 181 Authorizes State Funds for Free Health Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
5/23 LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
5/23 LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
4/18 LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
4/18 LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
4/13 LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - House (146 - 0)
4/13 LD 12 Establishes Protections for Living Organ Donors Veto Override Passed - House (146 - 0)
3/23 LD 180 Authorizes Terminally Ill Patients to Use Experimental Treatments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
6/17 LD 319 Authorizes Medicaid Coverage for Reproductive Care "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 19)
6/16 LD 319 Authorizes Medicaid Coverage for Reproductive Care Bill Passed - House (80 - 67)
4/17 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
4/17 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
4/17 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
4/17 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
3/18 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
3/12 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
1/28 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 13)
1/14 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Veto Override Passed - House (94 - 46)
6/12 LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 51)
5/28 LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Veto Override Failed - House (85 - 54)
5/23 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/23 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/22 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - House (87 - 56)
5/22 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Bill Passed - House (87 - 56)
4/03 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
4/02 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Bill Passed - House (91 - 56)
4/14 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
4/14 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Bill Passed - House (71 - 69)
5/16 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
5/12 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 68)
3/26 LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 20)
3/25 LD 1706 Requiring Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill Failed - House (62 - 83)
3/17 LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
3/17 LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
6/11 LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - House (85 - 59)
6/11 LD 1259 Menu Labeling Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
6/08 LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
6/05 LD 1264 Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (83 - 53)
5/20 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
5/13 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 63)
4/08 LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
4/08 LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
4/15 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 64)
4/15 LD 2247 Alcohol and Soda Tax for Health Care Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
3/31 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 55)
3/31 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
3/27 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
3/25 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
5/24 HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (73 - 73)
5/24 HCA A to LD 1845 Dirigo Health Insurance Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (16 - 17)
3/27 LD 1926 Amending Work Place Smoking Laws Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)

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