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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
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  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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Nov. 16, 2020 NJ A 4410 Establishes the Community College Opportunity Grant Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
July 30, 2020 NJ S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
July 30, 2020 NJ S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
Nov. 25, 2019 NJ S 2055 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Incarcerated Persons Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
Feb. 21, 2019 NJ S 3039 Prohibits Financial Aid For Students Convicted Of Hazing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
June 25, 2018 NJ S 2055 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Incarcerated Persons Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
April 12, 2018 NJ S 699 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
March 26, 2018 NJ S 699 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Nov. 13, 2014 NJ A 2811 Prohibits Higher Education Institutions from Requiring Meal Plans for Students Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ A 2814 Requires Certain Graduation Rates from For-Profit Colleges Bill Passed - House (47 - 14)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ A 2801 Establishes Certain Credit Hour Requirements for Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (48 - 26)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ A 2807 Prohibits Increase in Undergraduate Tuition Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
Oct. 16, 2014 NJ A 2805 Establishes a Higher Education Common Core Course Numbering System Bill Passed - House (52 - 21)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/16 A 4410 Establishes the Community College Opportunity Grant Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
7/30 S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
7/30 S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
11/25 S 2055 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Incarcerated Persons Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
2/21 S 3039 Prohibits Financial Aid For Students Convicted Of Hazing Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
6/25 S 2055 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Incarcerated Persons Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
4/12 S 699 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
3/26 S 699 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
11/13 A 2811 Prohibits Higher Education Institutions from Requiring Meal Plans for Students Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
10/16 A 2814 Requires Certain Graduation Rates from For-Profit Colleges Bill Passed - House (47 - 14)
10/16 A 2801 Establishes Certain Credit Hour Requirements for Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (48 - 26)
10/16 A 2807 Prohibits Increase in Undergraduate Tuition Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
10/16 A 2805 Establishes a Higher Education Common Core Course Numbering System Bill Passed - House (52 - 21)

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