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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:

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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
Aug. 5, 2020 NV SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
Aug. 5, 2020 NV SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
Aug. 2, 2020 NV AB 4 Authorizes Mostly Mail-In Election for 2020 Presidential Election Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
Aug. 2, 2020 NV SB 1 Authorizes Courts to Grant a Stay on Certain Evictions Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 3)
Aug. 1, 2020 NV AB 3 Establishes Police Reforms for Nevada Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (38 - 4)
July 31, 2020 NV AB 4 Authorizes Mostly Mail-In Election for 2020 Presidential Election Bill Passed - House (29 - 12)
July 15, 2020 NV SB 3 Requires Mining Companies to Temporarily Prepay Half of Taxes Bill Passed - House (32 - 10)
May 31, 2019 NV AB 291 Establishes Various Provisions to Increase Gun Safety Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
May 31, 2019 NV AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
May 28, 2019 NV AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage (28 - 12)
May 24, 2019 NV SB 450 Amends Provisions Relating to Recall Elections Bill Passed - House (30 - 9)
May 24, 2019 NV AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
May 23, 2019 NV SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - House (24 - 16)
May 22, 2019 NV SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - House (28 - 12)
May 22, 2019 NV AB 431 Expands Voting Rights for Convicted Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
May 21, 2019 NV SB 179 Amends Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
May 21, 2019 NV AB 186 Authorizes Nevada to Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
May 15, 2019 NV SB 312 Requires Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 0)
May 7, 2019 NV AB 337 Amends Certain Railroad Freight Transportation Safety Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 443 Establishes Permanent Sales Tax for Cop Funding Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 153 Prohibits the Negligent Storage of Firearms Around Minors Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 431 Expands Voting Rights for Convicted Individuals Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
April 23, 2019 NV SB 256 Establishes New Rights and Protections for Renters Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 291 Establishes Various Provisions to Increase Gun Safety Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
April 23, 2019 NV SB 450 Amends Provisions Relating to Recall Elections Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
April 23, 2019 NV AB 469 Prohibits "Surprise Billing" for Emergency Care Bill Passed - House (38 - 3)
April 22, 2019 NV SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 18, 2019 NV SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
April 16, 2019 NV SB 179 Amends Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
April 16, 2019 NV AB 139 Requires Individuals to be At Least 18 Years Old to Marry Bill Passed - House (32 - 8)
April 16, 2019 NV AB 186 Authorizes Nevada to Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
Feb. 15, 2019 NV SB 143 Expands Background Checks for Private Gun Sales Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
Feb. 13, 2019 NV SB 143 Expands Background Checks for Private Gun Sales Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
June 4, 2017 NV SB 546 Establishes 2-Year State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
June 2, 2017 NV AB 374 Expands Eligibility for Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
May 18, 2017 NV SB 176 Requires Police Officers to Wear Body Cameras Bill Passed - House (33 - 9)
May 17, 2017 NV SB 106 Requires Certain Increases in Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
April 25, 2017 NV AB 249 Requires Insurance Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - House (40 - 2)
April 25, 2017 NV SB 122 Provides Funding and Regulations Related to Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
April 21, 2017 NV SB 226 Increases Insurance Requirements of Ridesharing Companies Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
April 17, 2017 NV AB 118 Revises Provisions Governing the Issuance of Permits to Carry Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - House (34 - 4)
Feb. 22, 2017 NV IP 1 Requires Automatic Voter Registration when Applying for Driver's License Bill Passed - House (27 - 15)
May 31, 2015 NV SB 483 Increases Certain Tax Requirements Bill Passed - House (30 - 10)
May 29, 2015 NV SB 302 Establishes Education Savings Account Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
May 22, 2015 NV SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - House (22 - 20)
May 22, 2015 NV SB 175 Amends Justifiable Homicide and Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
May 22, 2015 NV AB 448 Authorizes Conversion of a Public School to a Charter School Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
May 17, 2015 NV AB 244 Classifies Certain Graffiti Offenses as a Felony Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
May 16, 2015 NV AB 193 Authorizes a Court of Law to Admit Hearsay as Evidence Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
May 12, 2015 NV SB 421 Amends Primary Elections Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
May 5, 2015 NV SB 2 Increases Speed Limit Bill Passed - House (31 - 11)
May 5, 2015 NV SB 37 Authorizes GPS Capable Supervision of Parolees Bill Passed - House (24 - 18)
April 21, 2015 NV AB 244 Classifies Certain Graffiti Offenses as a Felony Bill Passed - House (24 - 18)
April 21, 2015 NV AB 375 Prohibits Students from Using Facilities Designated for the Opposite Sex Bill Failed - House (20 - 22)
April 17, 2015 NV AB 405 Requires Parental Notification of a Minor Seeking an Abortion Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
April 16, 2015 NV AB 252 Establishes Legislative Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
April 16, 2015 NV SB 443 Authorizes Businesses to Place Sports Bets Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 15, 2015 NV SB 439 Establishes Regulations for Transportation Network Companies Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 15, 2015 NV AB 121 Prohibits Disciplining Students for Simulating Firearms Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
April 7, 2015 NV AB 165 Establishes the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
April 6, 2015 NV AB 148 Authorizes Concealed Carry on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (24 - 15)
April 3, 2015 NV SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
April 3, 2015 NV AB 111 Increases College Credits Required for Millennium Scholarship Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
April 1, 2015 NV AB 165 Establishes the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
March 5, 2015 NV SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
Feb. 20, 2015 NV AB 125 Amends Provisions Relating to Constructional Defects Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
Feb. 17, 2015 NV AB 125 Amends Provisions Relating to Constructional Defects Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
Feb. 16, 2015 NV SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
June 3, 2013 NV SB 374 Establishes Framework for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
June 3, 2013 NV SB 221 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
June 2, 2013 NV SJR 8 Establishes Annual Legislative Sessions Bill Passed - House (23 - 18)
May 28, 2013 NV SB 165 Authorizes Film Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
May 27, 2013 NV SB 303 Authorizes Driver Authorization Cards for Non-Citizens Bill Passed - House (30 - 9)
May 23, 2013 NV AB 440 Extends Voter Registration Period Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 23, 2013 NV SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - House (27 - 14)
May 23, 2013 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 22, 2013 NV SB 221 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 20, 2013 NV SB 243 Requires DNA Samples for Felonies Bill Passed - House (29 - 9)
May 14, 2013 NV SB 139 Classifies Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression as Felonies Bill Passed - House (30 - 11)
April 23, 2013 NV AB 230 Amends State Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
April 23, 2013 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
April 23, 2013 NV AB 496 Increases the Sales Tax in Clark County Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
April 22, 2013 NV SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
April 22, 2013 NV SB 229 Repeals the Withdrawal from the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 18, 2013 NV AB 284 Authorizes Early Terminations of Rental Agreements by Victims of Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (28 - 11)
April 18, 2013 NV AB 126 Requires Restaurant Chains to Disclose Calorie Counts Bill Passed - House (25 - 14)
April 16, 2013 NV AB 60 Requires Certain Information From Donation-Seeking Charities Bill Passed - House (25 - 15)
April 3, 2013 NV SB 191 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Roads Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
April 1, 2013 NV SJR 15 Removes the Separate Tax Rate on Mining Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
June 6, 2011 NV AB 571 Amending Smoking Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
June 5, 2011 NV AB 580 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
June 5, 2011 NV AB 571 Amending Smoking Regulations Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
June 5, 2011 NV AB 580 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (36 - 6)
May 30, 2011 NV AB 301 Voting Privileges for Felons Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
May 30, 2011 NV AB 136 Governing Credits for Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 30, 2011 NV SB 140 Prohibiting the Use of Cellular Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
May 27, 2011 NV AB 552 DNA Samples for Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (31 - 11)
May 25, 2011 NV AB 566 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
May 23, 2011 NV SB 368 Prohibits Discrimination in Housing Bill Passed - House (29 - 13)
Date No. Title Outcome
8/05 SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
8/05 SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
8/02 AB 4 Authorizes Mostly Mail-In Election for 2020 Presidential Election Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
8/02 SB 1 Authorizes Courts to Grant a Stay on Certain Evictions Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 3)
8/01 AB 3 Establishes Police Reforms for Nevada Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (38 - 4)
7/31 AB 4 Authorizes Mostly Mail-In Election for 2020 Presidential Election Bill Passed - House (29 - 12)
7/15 SB 3 Requires Mining Companies to Temporarily Prepay Half of Taxes Bill Passed - House (32 - 10)
5/31 AB 291 Establishes Various Provisions to Increase Gun Safety Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
5/31 AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
5/28 AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage (28 - 12)
5/24 SB 450 Amends Provisions Relating to Recall Elections Bill Passed - House (30 - 9)
5/24 AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
5/23 SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - House (24 - 16)
5/22 SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - House (28 - 12)
5/22 AB 431 Expands Voting Rights for Convicted Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
5/21 SB 179 Amends Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
5/21 AB 186 Authorizes Nevada to Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 8)
5/15 SB 312 Requires Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 0)
5/07 AB 337 Amends Certain Railroad Freight Transportation Safety Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
4/23 AB 443 Establishes Permanent Sales Tax for Cop Funding Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
4/23 AB 153 Prohibits the Negligent Storage of Firearms Around Minors Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
4/23 AB 431 Expands Voting Rights for Convicted Individuals Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
4/23 SB 256 Establishes New Rights and Protections for Renters Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
4/23 AB 291 Establishes Various Provisions to Increase Gun Safety Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
4/23 SB 450 Amends Provisions Relating to Recall Elections Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
4/23 AB 132 Prohibits Employment Discrimination for Positive Marijuana Drug Tests Bill Passed - House (33 - 8)
4/23 AB 469 Prohibits "Surprise Billing" for Emergency Care Bill Passed - House (38 - 3)
4/22 SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
4/18 SB 201 Requires the Creation of a Loan Database Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
4/16 SB 179 Amends Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
4/16 AB 139 Requires Individuals to be At Least 18 Years Old to Marry Bill Passed - House (32 - 8)
4/16 AB 186 Authorizes Nevada to Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - House (23 - 17)
2/15 SB 143 Expands Background Checks for Private Gun Sales Bill Passed - House (28 - 13)
2/13 SB 143 Expands Background Checks for Private Gun Sales Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
6/04 SB 546 Establishes 2-Year State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
6/02 AB 374 Expands Eligibility for Medicaid Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
5/18 SB 176 Requires Police Officers to Wear Body Cameras Bill Passed - House (33 - 9)
5/17 SB 106 Requires Certain Increases in Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
4/25 AB 249 Requires Insurance Coverage for 12-Month Refills of Contraceptive Drugs Bill Passed - House (40 - 2)
4/25 SB 122 Provides Funding and Regulations Related to Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
4/21 SB 226 Increases Insurance Requirements of Ridesharing Companies Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
4/17 AB 118 Revises Provisions Governing the Issuance of Permits to Carry Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - House (34 - 4)
2/22 IP 1 Requires Automatic Voter Registration when Applying for Driver's License Bill Passed - House (27 - 15)
5/31 SB 483 Increases Certain Tax Requirements Bill Passed - House (30 - 10)
5/29 SB 302 Establishes Education Savings Account Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
5/22 SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - House (22 - 20)
5/22 SB 175 Amends Justifiable Homicide and Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
5/22 AB 448 Authorizes Conversion of a Public School to a Charter School Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
5/17 AB 244 Classifies Certain Graffiti Offenses as a Felony Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
5/16 AB 193 Authorizes a Court of Law to Admit Hearsay as Evidence Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
5/12 SB 421 Amends Primary Elections Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
5/05 SB 2 Increases Speed Limit Bill Passed - House (31 - 11)
5/05 SB 37 Authorizes GPS Capable Supervision of Parolees Bill Passed - House (24 - 18)
4/21 AB 244 Classifies Certain Graffiti Offenses as a Felony Bill Passed - House (24 - 18)
4/21 AB 375 Prohibits Students from Using Facilities Designated for the Opposite Sex Bill Failed - House (20 - 22)
4/17 AB 405 Requires Parental Notification of a Minor Seeking an Abortion Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
4/16 AB 252 Establishes Legislative Redistricting Commission Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
4/16 SB 443 Authorizes Businesses to Place Sports Bets Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
4/15 SB 439 Establishes Regulations for Transportation Network Companies Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 10)
4/15 AB 121 Prohibits Disciplining Students for Simulating Firearms Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
4/07 AB 165 Establishes the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
4/06 AB 148 Authorizes Concealed Carry on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (24 - 15)
4/03 SB 193 Increases Minimum Wage and Amends Overtime Definition Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
4/03 AB 111 Increases College Credits Required for Millennium Scholarship Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
4/01 AB 165 Establishes the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
3/05 SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
2/20 AB 125 Amends Provisions Relating to Constructional Defects Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 8)
2/17 AB 125 Amends Provisions Relating to Constructional Defects Bill Passed - House (25 - 17)
2/16 SB 119 Exempts Schools from Paying Prevailing Wages Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 9)
6/03 SB 374 Establishes Framework for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
6/03 SB 221 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
6/02 SJR 8 Establishes Annual Legislative Sessions Bill Passed - House (23 - 18)
5/28 SB 165 Authorizes Film Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
5/27 SB 303 Authorizes Driver Authorization Cards for Non-Citizens Bill Passed - House (30 - 9)
5/23 AB 440 Extends Voter Registration Period Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
5/23 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - House (27 - 14)
5/23 AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
5/22 SB 221 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
5/20 SB 243 Requires DNA Samples for Felonies Bill Passed - House (29 - 9)
5/14 SB 139 Classifies Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression as Felonies Bill Passed - House (30 - 11)
4/23 AB 230 Amends State Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
4/23 AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - House (26 - 15)
4/23 AB 496 Increases the Sales Tax in Clark County Bill Passed - House (32 - 9)
4/22 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (12 - 9)
4/22 SB 229 Repeals the Withdrawal from the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
4/18 AB 284 Authorizes Early Terminations of Rental Agreements by Victims of Domestic Violence Bill Passed - House (28 - 11)
4/18 AB 126 Requires Restaurant Chains to Disclose Calorie Counts Bill Passed - House (25 - 14)
4/16 AB 60 Requires Certain Information From Donation-Seeking Charities Bill Passed - House (25 - 15)
4/03 SB 191 Increases the Speed Limit on Certain Roads Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
4/01 SJR 15 Removes the Separate Tax Rate on Mining Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 4)
6/06 AB 571 Amending Smoking Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
6/05 AB 580 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
6/05 AB 571 Amending Smoking Regulations Bill Passed - House (23 - 19)
6/05 AB 580 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (36 - 6)
5/30 AB 301 Voting Privileges for Felons Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
5/30 AB 136 Governing Credits for Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
5/30 SB 140 Prohibiting the Use of Cellular Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (24 - 17)
5/27 AB 552 DNA Samples for Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (31 - 11)
5/25 AB 566 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
5/23 SB 368 Prohibits Discrimination in Housing Bill Passed - House (29 - 13)

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