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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
May 20, 2019 MN SF 2415 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House (84 - 49)
May 1, 2019 MN HF 2400 Appropriates Funds for Education Finance Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30)
April 24, 2019 MN SF 2415 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
April 23, 2019 MN HF 2400 Appropriates Funds for Education Finance Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
April 4, 2017 MN HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 28)
April 4, 2017 MN HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 28)
March 31, 2017 MN HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - House (75 - 54)
March 31, 2017 MN HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - House (75 - 54)
April 25, 2016 MN HF 2749 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - House (84 - 46)
April 25, 2016 MN HF 2749 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - House (84 - 46)
May 17, 2015 MN HF 844 Prohibits Students from Using Facilities Designated for the Opposite Sex Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 59)
April 25, 2015 MN HF 844 2015-2017 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 61)
March 5, 2015 MN HF 2 Amends Requirements for Teacher Layoffs Bill Passed - House (70 - 63)
April 8, 2014 MN HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 63)
April 3, 2014 MN HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 31)
May 19, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 26)
May 18, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 56)
May 17, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 56)
May 17, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 22)
May 6, 2013 MN HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House (72 - 57)
May 1, 2013 MN SF 723 Authorizes In-State Tuition and Financial Aid for Undocumented College Students Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
April 25, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 28)
April 25, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (86 - 44)
April 23, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
April 17, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 18)
April 2, 2012 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 28)
April 2, 2012 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 56)
March 15, 2012 MN HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Bill Passed - House (74 - 59)
Feb. 27, 2012 MN HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
Feb. 16, 2012 MN HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - House (68 - 61)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 30)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 56)
March 3, 2011 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 50)
March 3, 2011 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 19)
Feb. 3, 2011 MN SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23)
April 28, 2010 MN SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 15)
May 18, 2009 MN SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - House (95 - 39)
April 17, 2009 MN Limit of 3 Percent on Tuition Increases Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
April 17, 2009 MN SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
April 17, 2009 MN SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
April 16, 2009 MN Limmer Amdt Homosexuality in Education Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 37)
April 7, 2009 MN SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
April 6, 2009 MN SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 35)
May 13, 2008 MN HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 10)
May 8, 2008 MN SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 49)
May 7, 2008 MN SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (45 - 20)
May 1, 2008 MN SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Conference Report Adopted - House (112 - 15)
April 28, 2008 MN Walker Amdt to SF 3001 Sex Education in Schools Amendment Adopted - House (79 - 53)
April 10, 2008 MN HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House (88 - 45)
April 1, 2008 MN SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Bill Passed - House (118 - 11)
March 6, 2008 MN HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 9)
March 6, 2008 MN HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 34)
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 16, 2007 MN SF 653 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 20)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46)
May 8, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21)
May 4, 2007 MN SF 646 Cyber-Bullying Bill Passed - House (96 - 35)
April 19, 2007 MN H Amendment Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Rejected - House (61 - 71)
April 19, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
March 31, 2007 MN SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
March 28, 2007 MN SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
March 22, 2007 MN SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
May 20, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
May 15, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
May 9, 2006 MN SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
April 12, 2006 MN SF 1459 School District Employees Statewide Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 27)
March 27, 2006 MN HF 2680 Teacher Training Program for Qualified Professionals Provided Bill Failed - House (62 - 70)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/20 SF 2415 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House (84 - 49)
5/01 HF 2400 Appropriates Funds for Education Finance Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 30)
4/24 SF 2415 Appropriates Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
4/23 HF 2400 Appropriates Funds for Education Finance Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
4/04 HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 28)
4/04 HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 28)
3/31 HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - House (75 - 54)
3/31 HF 890 Authorizes Education Funding Bill Passed - House (75 - 54)
4/25 HF 2749 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - House (84 - 46)
4/25 HF 2749 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - House (84 - 46)
5/17 HF 844 Prohibits Students from Using Facilities Designated for the Opposite Sex Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 59)
4/25 HF 844 2015-2017 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 61)
3/05 HF 2 Amends Requirements for Teacher Layoffs Bill Passed - House (70 - 63)
4/08 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 63)
4/03 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 31)
5/19 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 26)
5/18 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 56)
5/17 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 56)
5/17 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 22)
5/06 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Bill Passed - House (72 - 57)
5/01 SF 723 Authorizes In-State Tuition and Financial Aid for Undocumented College Students Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
4/25 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 28)
4/25 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (86 - 44)
4/23 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
4/17 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 18)
4/02 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 28)
4/02 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 56)
3/15 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Bill Passed - House (74 - 59)
2/27 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
2/16 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Bill Passed - House (68 - 61)
7/19 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
7/19 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 30)
7/19 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
7/19 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 56)
3/03 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 50)
3/03 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 19)
2/03 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 23)
4/28 SF 2716 Charter School Facilities Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 15)
5/18 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - House (95 - 39)
4/17 Limit of 3 Percent on Tuition Increases Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 33)
4/17 SF 971 School Anti-Bullying Policy Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
4/17 SF 2083 2009-2011 Biennium Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 23)
4/16 Limmer Amdt Homosexuality in Education Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 37)
4/07 SF 1328 2009-2011 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 29)
4/06 SF 10 Sharing Services For Schools Districts Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 33)
5/13 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 35)
5/13 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 10)
5/08 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 49)
5/07 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (45 - 20)
5/01 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Conference Report Adopted - House (112 - 15)
4/28 Walker Amdt to SF 3001 Sex Education in Schools Amendment Adopted - House (79 - 53)
4/10 HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House (88 - 45)
4/01 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Bill Passed - House (118 - 11)
3/06 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 9)
3/06 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 34)
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)
5/16 SF 653 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 20)
5/08 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 46)
5/08 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 21)
5/04 SF 646 Cyber-Bullying Bill Passed - House (96 - 35)
4/19 H Amendment Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Rejected - House (61 - 71)
4/19 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
3/31 SF 1611 Income Tax Increase and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 29)
3/28 SF 276 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
3/22 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 2)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (43 - 24)
5/20 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 37)
5/15 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House (101 - 31)
5/09 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
4/12 SF 1459 School District Employees Statewide Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 27)
3/27 HF 2680 Teacher Training Program for Qualified Professionals Provided Bill Failed - House (62 - 70)

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