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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
May 14, 2021 MO SB 86 Prohibits Any Public Funds from Being Used by School Districts for Supporting or Opposing Ballot Measures or Candidates Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 35)
May 14, 2021 MO SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (97 - 57)
May 13, 2021 MO SCR 6 Establishes Disapproval of SCOTUS Expansion (103 - 30)
May 12, 2021 MO HB 297 Repeals the Cap on Tuition Increases for Universities and Colleges Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 11, 2021 MO HB 557 Increases Oversight Over Unlicensed Religious Boarding Schools Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 11, 2021 MO SB 63 Establishes a Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - House (83 - 70)
May 6, 2021 MO SB 330 Authorizes College Athletes to Receive Compensation for the Use of their Likeness Bill Passed - House (141 - 6)
May 4, 2021 MO SB 26 Prohibits Any Person from Using Pesticides that are Cancelled or Suspended Bill Passed - House (98 - 50)
April 29, 2021 MO HB 508 Increases Penalties for Knowingly Releasing Feral Hogs Into the Wild Bill Passed - House (108 - 38)
April 28, 2021 MO HB 271 Limits the Authority of Local Health Officials to Close Organizations During a Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
April 27, 2021 MO SB 323 Authorizes Public Schools to Teach Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
April 20, 2021 MO SCR 6 Establishes Disapproval of SCOTUS Expansion (20 - 10)
April 6, 2021 MO SB 63 Establishes a Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 12)
March 29, 2021 MO SB 53 Prohibits Law Enforcement Officers from Using Chokeholds Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
March 25, 2021 MO HB 738 Establishes New Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - House (109 - 48)
March 25, 2021 MO SB 108 Establishes New Provisions for Telecommunications and Prohibits Adding Any New Taxes, Licenses, or Fees on or Before August 28, 2021 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 11, 2021 MO HB 75 Requires City Council Approval of Extended Business Closures Bill Passed - House (108 - 47)
March 11, 2021 MO SB 262 Authorizes New Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 11, 2021 MO HB 554 Requires Companies Charge Sales Tax for Online Shopping Bill Passed - House (96 - 59)
March 8, 2021 MO HB 52 Establishes That Those With Concealed Carry Permits May Bring Their Guns On Public Transportation Bill Passed - House (124 - 32)
Feb. 25, 2021 MO SB 26 Prohibits Any Person from Using Pesticides that are Cancelled or Suspended Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Feb. 25, 2021 MO HB 345 Restructures Arbitration Award Guidelines Bill Passed - House (110 - 47)
Feb. 25, 2021 MO HB 349 Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (82 - 71)
Feb. 24, 2021 MO HB 334 Requires Photo ID to Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - House (109 - 46)
Feb. 23, 2021 MO SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Feb. 11, 2021 MO HB 574 Limits Law Enforcement and Regulators Ability to Inspect Farm and Dog Breeding Operations Bill Passed - House (109 - 43)
Feb. 8, 2021 MO HB 16 Appropriates $324 Million to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
Feb. 4, 2021 MO HB 85 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (103 - 43)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/14 SB 86 Prohibits Any Public Funds from Being Used by School Districts for Supporting or Opposing Ballot Measures or Candidates Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 35)
5/14 SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (97 - 57)
5/13 SCR 6 Establishes Disapproval of SCOTUS Expansion (103 - 30)
5/12 HB 297 Repeals the Cap on Tuition Increases for Universities and Colleges Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
5/11 HB 557 Increases Oversight Over Unlicensed Religious Boarding Schools Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
5/11 SB 63 Establishes a Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - House (83 - 70)
5/06 SB 330 Authorizes College Athletes to Receive Compensation for the Use of their Likeness Bill Passed - House (141 - 6)
5/04 SB 26 Prohibits Any Person from Using Pesticides that are Cancelled or Suspended Bill Passed - House (98 - 50)
4/29 HB 508 Increases Penalties for Knowingly Releasing Feral Hogs Into the Wild Bill Passed - House (108 - 38)
4/28 HB 271 Limits the Authority of Local Health Officials to Close Organizations During a Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
4/27 SB 323 Authorizes Public Schools to Teach Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
4/20 SCR 6 Establishes Disapproval of SCOTUS Expansion (20 - 10)
4/06 SB 63 Establishes a Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 12)
3/29 SB 53 Prohibits Law Enforcement Officers from Using Chokeholds Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
3/25 HB 738 Establishes New Voter ID Laws Bill Passed - House (109 - 48)
3/25 SB 108 Establishes New Provisions for Telecommunications and Prohibits Adding Any New Taxes, Licenses, or Fees on or Before August 28, 2021 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/11 HB 75 Requires City Council Approval of Extended Business Closures Bill Passed - House (108 - 47)
3/11 SB 262 Authorizes New Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
3/11 HB 554 Requires Companies Charge Sales Tax for Online Shopping Bill Passed - House (96 - 59)
3/08 HB 52 Establishes That Those With Concealed Carry Permits May Bring Their Guns On Public Transportation Bill Passed - House (124 - 32)
2/25 SB 26 Prohibits Any Person from Using Pesticides that are Cancelled or Suspended Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
2/25 HB 345 Restructures Arbitration Award Guidelines Bill Passed - House (110 - 47)
2/25 HB 349 Establishes the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (82 - 71)
2/24 HB 334 Requires Photo ID to Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - House (109 - 46)
2/23 SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
2/11 HB 574 Limits Law Enforcement and Regulators Ability to Inspect Farm and Dog Breeding Operations Bill Passed - House (109 - 43)
2/08 HB 16 Appropriates $324 Million to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
2/04 HB 85 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (103 - 43)

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