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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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 22, 2021 MN HF 844 Prohibits Price Gouging Bill Passed - House (71 - 62)
Feb. 25, 2021 MN SF 1 Requires Businesses Design and Implement a Safety Preparedness Plan Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
Dec. 14, 2020 MN SF 31 Extends State Unemployment Benefits by 13 Weeks and Appropriates $216 Million for Business COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
Dec. 14, 2020 MN SF 31 Extends State Unemployment Benefits by 13 Weeks and Appropriates $216 Million for Business COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 4)
May 13, 2020 MN HF 331 Increases Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 21)
May 9, 2020 MN HF 331 Increases Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 Bill Passed - House (89 - 41)
April 30, 2020 MN SF 3843 Amends Business Tax Policies and Establishes Recovery Aid to Small Businesses for Financial Relief Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
May 20, 2019 MN HF 400 Establishes an Opiate Product Registration Fee and the Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 25)
April 11, 2016 MN HF 1089 Authorizes Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House (73 - 56)
March 23, 2015 MN HF 1027 Amends Minimum Wage for Employees Receiving Gratuities Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
May 9, 2014 MN SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
May 8, 2014 MN HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 8, 2014 MN SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
May 7, 2014 MN HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 24)
April 24, 2014 MN HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
April 24, 2014 MN HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
April 10, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 60)
April 9, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
May 20, 2013 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House (68 - 66)
May 15, 2013 MN SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32)
May 8, 2013 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 28)
May 3, 2013 MN HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 62)
March 7, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28)
March 4, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (72 - 58)
Feb. 14, 2013 MN HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
May 3, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25)
May 3, 2012 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Veto Override Failed - Senate (37 - 29)
May 1, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 57)
April 24, 2012 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 17)
April 23, 2012 MN SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House (77 - 50)
March 27, 2012 MN HF 657 Amends Ticket Sales Practices Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
March 21, 2012 MN HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
May 5, 2009 MN SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 57)
May 4, 2009 MN SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
April 30, 2009 MN Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 72)
April 20, 2009 MN Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 41)
April 17, 2009 MN SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
April 6, 2009 MN SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
May 8, 2008 MN SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 45)
May 8, 2008 MN SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 18)
May 5, 2008 MN Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday Amendment Rejected - House (28 - 102)
May 5, 2008 MN HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (80 - 52)
May 1, 2008 MN SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (82 - 45)
April 23, 2008 MN HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Bill Passed - House (91 - 38)
April 14, 2008 MN SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 15)
April 14, 2008 MN SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 39)
March 31, 2008 MN SF 3099 Health Improvement Program Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 23)
March 27, 2008 MN Seifert Amendment: Breaches of Insurance Policy Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 52)
March 27, 2008 MN Marty Amnd. Health Improvement Program Amendments Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
March 27, 2008 MN SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - House (81 - 51)
March 19, 2008 MN SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 15)
March 18, 2008 MN Scheid Amnd. Insurance Payouts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 30)
May 19, 2007 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 16)
May 17, 2007 MN HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (81 - 52)
May 11, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 48)
May 11, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 21)
April 26, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (85 - 45)
April 23, 2007 MN SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23)
March 28, 2007 MN SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
March 27, 2007 MN SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
Feb. 19, 2007 MN SF 372 Legalization of Ticket Scalping Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 15)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/22 HF 844 Prohibits Price Gouging Bill Passed - House (71 - 62)
2/25 SF 1 Requires Businesses Design and Implement a Safety Preparedness Plan Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
12/14 SF 31 Extends State Unemployment Benefits by 13 Weeks and Appropriates $216 Million for Business COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
12/14 SF 31 Extends State Unemployment Benefits by 13 Weeks and Appropriates $216 Million for Business COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 4)
5/13 HF 331 Increases Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 21)
5/09 HF 331 Increases Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 Bill Passed - House (89 - 41)
4/30 SF 3843 Amends Business Tax Policies and Establishes Recovery Aid to Small Businesses for Financial Relief Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
5/20 HF 400 Establishes an Opiate Product Registration Fee and the Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council Conference Report Adopted - House (109 - 25)
4/11 HF 1089 Authorizes Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House (73 - 56)
3/23 HF 1027 Amends Minimum Wage for Employees Receiving Gratuities Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
5/16 HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
5/16 HF 2293 Amends Regulations for Payday Lenders Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 25)
5/09 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
5/08 HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
5/08 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
5/07 HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 24)
4/24 HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
4/24 HF 2293 Establishes Regulations for Consumer Short-term Lenders. Bill Passed - House (73 - 58)
4/10 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 60)
4/09 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
5/20 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - House (68 - 66)
5/15 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 32)
5/08 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 28)
5/03 HF 92 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 62)
3/07 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28)
3/04 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (72 - 58)
2/14 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
5/03 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 25)
5/03 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Veto Override Failed - Senate (37 - 29)
5/01 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 57)
4/24 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (48 - 17)
4/23 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Bill Passed - House (77 - 50)
3/27 HF 657 Amends Ticket Sales Practices Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
3/21 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (72 - 62)
5/05 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 57)
5/04 SF 2081 2010-2011 Economic Development Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 28)
4/30 Ending Prohibition on New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Amendment Rejected - House (60 - 72)
4/20 Permitting Slot Machines at Race Tracks Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 41)
4/17 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
4/06 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
5/08 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 45)
5/08 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 18)
5/05 Howes Amendment: Gas Tax Holiday Amendment Rejected - House (28 - 102)
5/05 HF 3149 Homeowner and Property Tax Bill Bill Passed - House (80 - 52)
5/01 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (82 - 45)
4/23 HF 3195 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Program Report Bill Passed - House (91 - 38)
4/14 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 15)
4/14 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 39)
3/31 SF 3099 Health Improvement Program Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 23)
3/27 Seifert Amendment: Breaches of Insurance Policy Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 52)
3/27 Marty Amnd. Health Improvement Program Amendments Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
3/27 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - House (81 - 51)
3/19 SF 2822 "Good Faith" Requirement for Insurance Companies Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 15)
3/18 Scheid Amnd. Insurance Payouts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 30)
5/19 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 16)
5/17 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House (81 - 52)
5/11 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 48)
5/11 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 21)
4/26 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (85 - 45)
4/23 SF 875 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23)
3/28 SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
3/27 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 24)
2/19 SF 372 Legalization of Ticket Scalping Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 15)

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