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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 26, 2022 NJ ACR 109 Establishes Resolution Urging Passage of Universal School Meals Program Act Bill Passed - House (47 - 26)
June 24, 2021 NJ S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
June 21, 2021 NJ S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
June 25, 2018 NJ A 4110 Requires Seat Belts on School Buses Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
June 21, 2018 NJ S 2711 Requires Child Abuse Training for Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
June 7, 2018 NJ S 427 Increases Minimum Age for Marriage to 18 Bill Passed - House (59 - 0)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 427 Increases Minimum Age for Marriage to 18 (30 - 5)
March 26, 2018 NJ S 482 Authorizes Couples to Enter Into Legally Binding Agreements with Surrogate Mothers Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
June 8, 2017 NJ A 1119 Prohibits Sale of Certain Toy Guns and Imitation Firearms Bill Passed - House (57 - 16)
March 13, 2017 NJ A 3091 Prohibits Marriage for Individuals Under 18 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
March 13, 2017 NJ A 3091 Prohibits Marriage for Individuals Under 18 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
Feb. 5, 2015 NJ S 866 Authorizes Gestational Surrogacy Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
June 27, 2013 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
June 24, 2013 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
June 24, 2013 NJ A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
June 20, 2013 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Oct. 18, 2012 NJ A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House (63 - 16)
June 21, 2012 NJ S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
June 21, 2012 NJ A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
May 31, 2012 NJ S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
Feb. 16, 2012 NJ S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (42 - 33)
Feb. 13, 2012 NJ S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
Jan. 9, 2012 NJ A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Waiting Period Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Jan. 9, 2012 NJ A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Waiting Period Bill Passed - House (46 - 23)
May 9, 2011 NJ S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (45 - 26)
May 9, 2011 NJ S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (45 - 26)
Aug. 23, 2010 NJ A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
June 21, 2010 NJ A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - House (57 - 21)
March 22, 2010 NJ S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
March 22, 2010 NJ S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Jan. 7, 2010 NJ A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
Dec. 10, 2009 NJ A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
June 25, 2009 NJ S 1175 Requiring an After School Activity Plan for School Districts with At-Risk Pupils Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 18)
June 23, 2008 NJ S 1557 FamilyCare Expansion bill Bill Passed - House (59 - 18)
March 13, 2008 NJ A 873 Extending Family Leave Benefits Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
March 3, 2008 NJ S 786 Extending Family Leave Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Jan. 9, 2006 NJ S 2083 Domestic Partner Surviving Rights Bill Passed - House (67 - 8)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/26 ACR 109 Establishes Resolution Urging Passage of Universal School Meals Program Act Bill Passed - House (47 - 26)
6/24 S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
6/21 S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
6/25 A 4110 Requires Seat Belts on School Buses Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
6/21 S 2711 Requires Child Abuse Training for Teachers Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
6/07 S 427 Increases Minimum Age for Marriage to 18 Bill Passed - House (59 - 0)
4/12 S 427 Increases Minimum Age for Marriage to 18 (30 - 5)
3/26 S 482 Authorizes Couples to Enter Into Legally Binding Agreements with Surrogate Mothers Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
6/08 A 1119 Prohibits Sale of Certain Toy Guns and Imitation Firearms Bill Passed - House (57 - 16)
3/13 A 3091 Prohibits Marriage for Individuals Under 18 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
3/13 A 3091 Prohibits Marriage for Individuals Under 18 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
2/05 S 866 Authorizes Gestational Surrogacy Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
6/27 A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
6/24 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
6/24 A 3371 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Minors Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
6/20 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
10/18 A 1711 Increases Penalties for Failing to Secure a Child in a Car Seat Bill Passed - House (63 - 16)
6/21 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
6/21 A 1571 Increases Requirements for Learner's Permits Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
5/31 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
2/16 S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House (42 - 33)
2/13 S 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
1/09 A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Waiting Period Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
1/09 A 4366 Amending Annulment Requirements and Eliminating Marriage Waiting Period Bill Passed - House (46 - 23)
5/09 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (45 - 26)
5/09 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (45 - 26)
8/23 A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
6/21 A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - House (57 - 21)
3/22 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
3/22 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
1/07 A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
12/10 A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
6/25 S 1175 Requiring an After School Activity Plan for School Districts with At-Risk Pupils Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 18)
6/23 S 1557 FamilyCare Expansion bill Bill Passed - House (59 - 18)
3/13 A 873 Extending Family Leave Benefits Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
3/03 S 786 Extending Family Leave Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
1/09 S 2083 Domestic Partner Surviving Rights Bill Passed - House (67 - 8)

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