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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
Aug. 25, 2020 MO HB 11 Classifies the Crime of Child Endangerment as a First-Degree Felony Bill Passed - House (111 - 39)
Feb. 24, 2020 MO HB 1387 Authorizes Electronic Monitoring Devices for Patients in Long-Term Care Centers Bill Passed - House (147 - 7)
Dec. 2, 2020 MO HB 14 Appropriates Emergency Spending for COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 1)
May 7, 2020 MO HB 1403 Establishes an Alternative Highway Commission Bill Passed - House (114 - 33)
May 14, 2020 MO HB 1414 Establishes a State Birth Certificate Program and Medicaid Health Coverage for Missouri's Homeless Youth Concurrence Vote Passed - House (138 - 4)
Feb. 27, 2020 MO HB 1559 Authorizes for State Minimum Wage Exemption for Private School Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 53)
Aug. 25, 2020 MO HB 16 Classifies Knowingly Transferring a Firearm to a Minor for the Purpose of Avoiding an Arrest or Investigation as a Felony Bill Passed - House (99 - 49)
March 9, 2020 MO HB 1604 Repeals the Residency Requirement for Municipal Police Forces Bill Passed - House (106 - 43)
May 15, 2020 MO HB 1682 Authorizes Free COVID-19 Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (127 - 21)
May 14, 2020 MO HB 1682 Authorizes Free COVID-19 Testing Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
May 13, 2020 MO HB 1693 Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 59)
May 14, 2020 MO HB 1896 Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 21)
May 15, 2020 MO HB 1963 Authorizes Licensed Motorcyclists to Ride without a Helmet Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 31)
Sept. 2, 2020 MO HB 2 Amends the Admissibility of Certain Witness Statements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
May 8, 2020 MO HB 2002 Appropriates Education Funding for Fiscal Year 2021 Conference Report Adopted - House (120 - 28)
May 8, 2020 MO HB 2007 Appropriates Funds to the Departments of Economic Development, Commerce & Insurance and Labor & Industrial Relations Conference Report Adopted - House (128 - 21)
May 8, 2020 MO HB 2011 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Social Services Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 44)
May 5, 2020 MO HB 2011 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Social Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
April 8, 2020 MO HB 2014 Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Concurrence Vote Passed - House (147 - 4)
Aug. 25, 2020 MO HB 46 Repeals Residency Requirement for Law Enforcement in St. Louis Bill Passed - House (113 - 38)
Aug. 25, 2020 MO HB 66 Establishes a Pre-Trial Witness Protection Services Fund Bill Passed - House (118 - 31)
March 9, 2020 MO HJR 103 Amends the State Constitution to Create a State Department of Defense Joint Resolution Passed - House (117 - 30)
Aug. 7, 2020 MO SB 1 Amends Criminal Justice Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
May 12, 2020 MO SB 569 Requires Forensic Testing of Rape Kits Upon Request of Victim Bill Passed - House (150 - 3)
May 12, 2020 MO SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - House (98 - 51)
March 2, 2020 MO SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
May 15, 2020 MO SB 600 Amends and Expands Provisions Relating to Dangerous Felonies Bill Passed - House (97 - 51)
May 15, 2020 MO SB 631 Authorizes Mail-In Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic Conference Report Adopted - House (121 - 24)
May 7, 2020 MO SB 676 Exempts Federal Government Stimulus Checks from State Taxable Income Bill Passed - House (105 - 39)
May 14, 2020 MO SB 739 Prohibits State Contracts with Businesses that Boycott Israel Bill Passed - House (95 - 40)
May 13, 2020 MO SJR 38 Amends Provisions Regulating the Legislature to Limit the Influence of Partisan Interests Joint Resolution Passed - House (98 - 56)
Feb. 10, 2020 MO SJR 38 Amends Provisions Regulating the Legislature to Limit the Influence of Partisan Interests Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Date No. Title Outcome
8/25 HB 11 Classifies the Crime of Child Endangerment as a First-Degree Felony Bill Passed - House (111 - 39)
2/24 HB 1387 Authorizes Electronic Monitoring Devices for Patients in Long-Term Care Centers Bill Passed - House (147 - 7)
12/02 HB 14 Appropriates Emergency Spending for COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 1)
5/07 HB 1403 Establishes an Alternative Highway Commission Bill Passed - House (114 - 33)
5/14 HB 1414 Establishes a State Birth Certificate Program and Medicaid Health Coverage for Missouri's Homeless Youth Concurrence Vote Passed - House (138 - 4)
2/27 HB 1559 Authorizes for State Minimum Wage Exemption for Private School Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 53)
8/25 HB 16 Classifies Knowingly Transferring a Firearm to a Minor for the Purpose of Avoiding an Arrest or Investigation as a Felony Bill Passed - House (99 - 49)
3/09 HB 1604 Repeals the Residency Requirement for Municipal Police Forces Bill Passed - House (106 - 43)
5/15 HB 1682 Authorizes Free COVID-19 Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House (127 - 21)
5/14 HB 1682 Authorizes Free COVID-19 Testing Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
5/13 HB 1693 Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Conference Report Adopted - House (94 - 59)
5/14 HB 1896 Requires Employees of Medical Marijuana Businesses to Submit Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 21)
5/15 HB 1963 Authorizes Licensed Motorcyclists to Ride without a Helmet Concurrence Vote Passed - House (121 - 31)
9/02 HB 2 Amends the Admissibility of Certain Witness Statements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
5/08 HB 2002 Appropriates Education Funding for Fiscal Year 2021 Conference Report Adopted - House (120 - 28)
5/08 HB 2007 Appropriates Funds to the Departments of Economic Development, Commerce & Insurance and Labor & Industrial Relations Conference Report Adopted - House (128 - 21)
5/08 HB 2011 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Social Services Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 44)
5/05 HB 2011 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Social Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
4/08 HB 2014 Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Concurrence Vote Passed - House (147 - 4)
8/25 HB 46 Repeals Residency Requirement for Law Enforcement in St. Louis Bill Passed - House (113 - 38)
8/25 HB 66 Establishes a Pre-Trial Witness Protection Services Fund Bill Passed - House (118 - 31)
3/09 HJR 103 Amends the State Constitution to Create a State Department of Defense Joint Resolution Passed - House (117 - 30)
8/07 SB 1 Amends Criminal Justice Laws Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
5/12 SB 569 Requires Forensic Testing of Rape Kits Upon Request of Victim Bill Passed - House (150 - 3)
5/12 SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - House (98 - 51)
3/02 SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
5/15 SB 600 Amends and Expands Provisions Relating to Dangerous Felonies Bill Passed - House (97 - 51)
5/15 SB 631 Authorizes Mail-In Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic Conference Report Adopted - House (121 - 24)
5/07 SB 676 Exempts Federal Government Stimulus Checks from State Taxable Income Bill Passed - House (105 - 39)
5/14 SB 739 Prohibits State Contracts with Businesses that Boycott Israel Bill Passed - House (95 - 40)
5/13 SJR 38 Amends Provisions Regulating the Legislature to Limit the Influence of Partisan Interests Joint Resolution Passed - House (98 - 56)
2/10 SJR 38 Amends Provisions Regulating the Legislature to Limit the Influence of Partisan Interests Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 9)

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