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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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
Feb. 27, 2020 MN HF 9 Authorizes Extreme Risk Productive Orders Bill Passed - House (68 - 62)
March 9, 2020 MN SF 3813 Appropriates Funding for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Response Planning Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 0)
March 26, 2020 MN HF 4531 Appropriates Emergency Funds for COVID-19 Response Bill Passed - House (99 - 4)
March 5, 2020 MN HF 5 Establishes Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - House (70 - 59)
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 9, 2020 MN HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (122 - 10)
May 7, 2020 MN HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 1)
April 14, 2020 MN HF 3100 Establishes a $35 Co-Pay Per 30-Day Insulin Supply Conference Report Adopted - House (111 - 22)
April 14, 2020 MN HF 4556 Establishes Various Emergency Provisions and Local Government Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (103 - 31)
May 11, 2020 MN HF 4502 Increases the Minnesota Conservation Program's Energy Savings Goal Bill Passed - House (79 - 55)
July 20, 2020 MN HF 1 Establishes and Amends Various Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (102 - 29)
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)
June 16, 2020 MN SF 3 Amends Law Enforcement Use of Force Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
May 14, 2020 MN HF 4605 Authorizes Electronic Submission of Documents and Signatures during Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
May 9, 2020 MN HF 4582 Expands Access to Temporary Assistance for Low Income Families Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
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)
July 20, 2020 MN HR 1 Classifies Racism as a Public Health Crisis Bill Passed - House (82 - 40)
May 17, 2020 MN HF 4415 Expands Aid for COVID-19 Related School Closures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 55)
June 12, 2020 MN SC 1 Repeals the Governor's Peacetime Emergency Declaration Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
May 12, 2020 MN HF 4602 Reduces the Number of Job Retainments for Verso in Duluth, Minnesota from 200 to 150 Bill Passed - House (114 - 18)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/27 HF 9 Authorizes Extreme Risk Productive Orders Bill Passed - House (68 - 62)
3/09 SF 3813 Appropriates Funding for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Response Planning Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 0)
3/26 HF 4531 Appropriates Emergency Funds for COVID-19 Response Bill Passed - House (99 - 4)
3/05 HF 5 Establishes Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - House (70 - 59)
4/30 SF 3843 Amends Business Tax Policies and Establishes Recovery Aid to Small Businesses for Financial Relief Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 27)
5/09 HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (122 - 10)
5/07 HF 3429 Appropriates Funds and Establishes Procedures for Safe State Primaries and General Elections Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 1)
4/14 HF 3100 Establishes a $35 Co-Pay Per 30-Day Insulin Supply Conference Report Adopted - House (111 - 22)
4/14 HF 4556 Establishes Various Emergency Provisions and Local Government Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (103 - 31)
5/11 HF 4502 Increases the Minnesota Conservation Program's Energy Savings Goal Bill Passed - House (79 - 55)
7/20 HF 1 Establishes and Amends Various Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (102 - 29)
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)
6/16 SF 3 Amends Law Enforcement Use of Force Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
5/14 HF 4605 Authorizes Electronic Submission of Documents and Signatures during Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
5/09 HF 4582 Expands Access to Temporary Assistance for Low Income Families Bill Passed - House (73 - 59)
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)
7/20 HR 1 Classifies Racism as a Public Health Crisis Bill Passed - House (82 - 40)
5/17 HF 4415 Expands Aid for COVID-19 Related School Closures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 55)
6/12 SC 1 Repeals the Governor's Peacetime Emergency Declaration Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 29)
5/12 HF 4602 Reduces the Number of Job Retainments for Verso in Duluth, Minnesota from 200 to 150 Bill Passed - House (114 - 18)

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