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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

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 9, 2020 MN HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (122 - 10)
May 9, 2020 MN HF 4582 Expands Access to Temporary Assistance for Low Income Families Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
May 7, 2020 MN HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 1)
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)
March 26, 2020 MN HF 4531 Appropriates Emergency Funds for COVID-19 Response Bill Passed - House (99 - 4)
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 30, 2019 MN HF 2414 Appropriates Funds to Various State Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
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)
May 18, 2018 MN HF 4133 Appropriates Funds for Agricultural Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 37)
May 5, 2016 MN HF 3467 Appropriates Bond Proceeds to Public Works Bill Failed - Senate (40 - 26)
April 27, 2016 MN HF 3931 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2017 Bill Passed - House (72 - 54)
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 27, 2015 MN HF 4 2015-2017 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 27)
April 21, 2015 MN HF 4 2015-2017 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 22)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 55)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 17)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 1068 Appropriates Funds to Certain State Agencies and Projects Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
May 15, 2014 MN HF 1068 Appropriates Funds to Certain State Agencies and Projects Bill Passed - House (82 - 50)
May 15, 2014 MN HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - House (92 - 40)
May 19, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 26)
May 19, 2013 MN HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - Senate (43 - 23)
May 18, 2013 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
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 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 61)
May 17, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 22)
May 17, 2013 MN HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - House (69 - 62)
April 25, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (86 - 44)
April 25, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 28)
April 25, 2013 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
April 23, 2013 MN HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
April 22, 2013 MN HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 64)
April 17, 2013 MN SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 18)
April 16, 2013 MN SF 1589 Increases Legislator Salaries Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
March 18, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
March 14, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 61)
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)
May 8, 2012 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 33)
May 7, 2012 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
May 7, 2012 MN HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - House (99 - 32)
March 26, 2012 MN HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 60)
March 19, 2012 MN HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 12)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
July 19, 2011 MN SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 50)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 30)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 56)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
July 19, 2011 MN SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
July 19, 2011 MN HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
May 19, 2011 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 63)
May 18, 2011 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 28)
April 6, 2011 MN SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 62)
Feb. 3, 2011 MN HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
Jan. 27, 2011 MN HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 63)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/09 HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (122 - 10)
5/09 HF 4582 Expands Access to Temporary Assistance for Low Income Families Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
5/07 HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 1)
4/30 SF 3843 Amends Business Tax Policies and Establishes Recovery Aid to Small Businesses for Financial Relief Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
3/26 HF 4531 Appropriates Emergency Funds for COVID-19 Response Bill Passed - House (99 - 4)
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)
4/30 HF 2414 Appropriates Funds to Various State Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
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)
5/18 HF 4133 Appropriates Funds for Agricultural Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 37)
5/05 HF 3467 Appropriates Bond Proceeds to Public Works Bill Failed - Senate (40 - 26)
4/27 HF 3931 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2017 Bill Passed - House (72 - 54)
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)
4/27 HF 4 2015-2017 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 27)
4/21 HF 4 2015-2017 Biennium Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
5/16 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 22)
5/16 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 55)
5/16 HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 17)
5/16 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds to Certain State Agencies and Projects Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
5/15 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds to Certain State Agencies and Projects Bill Passed - House (82 - 50)
5/15 HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - House (92 - 40)
5/19 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 26)
5/19 HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - Senate (43 - 23)
5/18 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
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 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 61)
5/17 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (44 - 22)
5/17 HF 1823 Establishes Council to Review Legislative Pay Changes Amendment Adopted - House (69 - 62)
4/25 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - House (86 - 44)
4/25 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 28)
4/25 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
4/23 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (83 - 50)
4/22 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 64)
4/17 SF 1236 Increases Funds for Higher Education Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 18)
4/16 SF 1589 Increases Legislator Salaries Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 32)
3/18 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 28)
3/14 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Conference Report Adopted - House (72 - 61)
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)
5/08 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Concurrence Vote Passed - House (97 - 33)
5/07 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 22)
5/07 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Bill Passed - House (99 - 32)
3/26 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 60)
3/19 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 12)
7/19 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 28)
7/19 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 50)
7/19 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
7/19 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 30)
7/19 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
7/19 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 56)
7/19 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
7/19 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
7/19 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23)
7/19 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (71 - 57)
5/19 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 63)
5/18 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 28)
4/06 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 62)
2/03 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 27)
1/27 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 63)

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