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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
Oct. 31, 2019 NC SB 354 Increases Pay for Public School Teachers and Personnel Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
Oct. 31, 2019 NC SB 354 Increases Pay for Public School Teachers and Personnel Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 46)
Oct. 31, 2019 NC SB 578 Reduces the Corporate Tax Rate and Establishes the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Oct. 31, 2019 NC SB 557 Amends State Income and Sales Tax Laws Bill Passed - House (93 - 14)
Oct. 30, 2019 NC SB 250 Amends Voting Rolls to Correlate with Jury Selection Excusals Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 51)
Oct. 30, 2019 NC HB 377 Increases State Teacher Pay Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 49)
Oct. 30, 2019 NC HB 231 Authorizes Pay Raises for UNC Systems and Community College Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 49)
Oct. 30, 2019 NC HB 398 Appropriates State Funding for a Cybersecurity Development Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Oct. 29, 2019 NC SB 522 Amends the Innovative School District (ISD) Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 16)
Oct. 29, 2019 NC SB 522 Amends the Innovative School District (ISD) Program Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 48)
Oct. 24, 2019 NC HB 231 Authorizes Pay Raises for UNC Systems and Community College Employees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Oct. 24, 2019 NC HB 377 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Oct. 24, 2019 NC HB 398 Appropriates State Funding for a Cybersecurity Development Initiative Bill Passed - House (54 - 49)
Sept. 10, 2019 NC SB 553 Establishes the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 14)
Aug. 29, 2019 NC SB 553 Establishes the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 31)
Aug. 21, 2019 NC SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
Aug. 13, 2019 NC SB 86 Establishes Standards for Association Health Plans and Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
Aug. 7, 2019 NC SB 681 Appropriates Funding to Rural Hospitals Bill Passed - House (81 - 31)
Aug. 7, 2019 NC SB 86 Establishes Standards for Association Health Plans and Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements Bill Passed - House (82 - 32)
July 31, 2019 NC SB 199 Extends Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Bill Passed - House (92 - 15)
July 22, 2019 NC SB 320 Expands Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Among Systems Utilizing Reservoir Water Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 22)
July 16, 2019 NC SB 320 Expands Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Among Systems Utilizing Reservoir Water Bill Passed - House (63 - 54)
June 27, 2019 NC HB 966 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 49)
June 27, 2019 NC HB 966 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 15)
June 26, 2019 NC HB 135 Prohibits "Sanctuary" Cities Bill Passed - House (65 - 52)
June 24, 2019 NC HB 370 Requires Sheriffs to Cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 18)
June 17, 2019 NC HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
June 17, 2019 NC SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
June 12, 2019 NC SB 377 Establishes Restrictions on State Wind Energy Projects Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 19)
June 5, 2019 NC SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Veto Override Failed - House (67 - 53)
May 7, 2019 NC HB 144 Prohibits Distracted Driving Bill Passed - House (92 - 23)
May 6, 2019 NC HB 918 Limits Parental Rights In Regard to Foster Care Bill Passed - House (62 - 54)
May 2, 2019 NC SB 559 Authorizes Rate Changes to Public Electric Utilities for Storm Recovery Costs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
April 26, 2019 NC HB 511 Amends Criminal Sentencing Laws for Low-Level Nonviolent Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
April 16, 2019 NC SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
April 16, 2019 NC HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (87 - 25)
April 15, 2019 NC SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
April 10, 2019 NC SB 250 Amends Voting Rolls to Correlate with Jury Selection Excusals Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19)
April 9, 2019 NC SB 154 Authorizes Sports Gambling on Tribal Lands Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
April 3, 2019 NC HB 370 Requires Sheriffs to Cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House (63 - 51)
March 12, 2019 NC SB 214 Exempts Upcoming 2019 Election from Photo ID Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/31 SB 354 Increases Pay for Public School Teachers and Personnel Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
10/31 SB 354 Increases Pay for Public School Teachers and Personnel Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 46)
10/31 SB 578 Reduces the Corporate Tax Rate and Establishes the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
10/31 SB 557 Amends State Income and Sales Tax Laws Bill Passed - House (93 - 14)
10/30 SB 250 Amends Voting Rolls to Correlate with Jury Selection Excusals Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 51)
10/30 HB 377 Increases State Teacher Pay Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 49)
10/30 HB 231 Authorizes Pay Raises for UNC Systems and Community College Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 49)
10/30 HB 398 Appropriates State Funding for a Cybersecurity Development Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
10/29 SB 522 Amends the Innovative School District (ISD) Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 16)
10/29 SB 522 Amends the Innovative School District (ISD) Program Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 48)
10/24 HB 231 Authorizes Pay Raises for UNC Systems and Community College Employees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
10/24 HB 377 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
10/24 HB 398 Appropriates State Funding for a Cybersecurity Development Initiative Bill Passed - House (54 - 49)
9/10 SB 553 Establishes the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 14)
8/29 SB 553 Establishes the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 31)
8/21 SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
8/13 SB 86 Establishes Standards for Association Health Plans and Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 9)
8/07 SB 681 Appropriates Funding to Rural Hospitals Bill Passed - House (81 - 31)
8/07 SB 86 Establishes Standards for Association Health Plans and Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements Bill Passed - House (82 - 32)
7/31 SB 199 Extends Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Bill Passed - House (92 - 15)
7/22 SB 320 Expands Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Among Systems Utilizing Reservoir Water Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 22)
7/16 SB 320 Expands Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Among Systems Utilizing Reservoir Water Bill Passed - House (63 - 54)
6/27 HB 966 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 49)
6/27 HB 966 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (33 - 15)
6/26 HB 135 Prohibits "Sanctuary" Cities Bill Passed - House (65 - 52)
6/24 HB 370 Requires Sheriffs to Cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 18)
6/17 HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 12)
6/17 SB 315 Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
6/12 SB 377 Establishes Restrictions on State Wind Energy Projects Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 19)
6/05 SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Veto Override Failed - House (67 - 53)
5/07 HB 144 Prohibits Distracted Driving Bill Passed - House (92 - 23)
5/06 HB 918 Limits Parental Rights In Regard to Foster Care Bill Passed - House (62 - 54)
5/02 SB 559 Authorizes Rate Changes to Public Electric Utilities for Storm Recovery Costs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
4/26 HB 511 Amends Criminal Sentencing Laws for Low-Level Nonviolent Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
4/16 SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
4/16 HB 389 Authorizes Alcohol Sales at Public College Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (87 - 25)
4/15 SB 359 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
4/10 SB 250 Amends Voting Rolls to Correlate with Jury Selection Excusals Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 19)
4/09 SB 154 Authorizes Sports Gambling on Tribal Lands Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
4/03 HB 370 Requires Sheriffs to Cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House (63 - 51)
3/12 SB 214 Exempts Upcoming 2019 Election from Photo ID Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)

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