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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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  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
June 4, 2019 OR SB 731 Authorizes College and University Student Governments to Take Positions on Initiatives and Ballot Measures Bill Passed - House (42 - 13)
May 28, 2019 OR SB 3 Authorizes Community Colleges to Offer Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (45 - 10)
May 23, 2019 OR HB 2023 Requires Inclusive Education on Certain Classifications of Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5)
May 22, 2019 OR HB 2191 Expands Reasons for School Absences to Include Mental and Behavioral Health Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
May 13, 2019 OR HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
May 6, 2019 OR HB 3063 Prohibits All Religious and Philosophical Vaccination Exemptions Bill Passed - House (35 - 25)
May 1, 2019 OR HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
April 17, 2019 OR SB 859 Exempts Graduate Students Who Qualify for Tuition Equity From Paying Nonresident Tuition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
March 12, 2019 OR SB 664 Requires School Districts to Teach About the Holocaust and Genocide Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
March 12, 2019 OR SB 664 Requires School Districts to Teach About the Holocaust and Genocide Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
March 3, 2018 OR SB 1563 Authorizes Undocumented Students to Continue Receiving Financial Aid Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
March 3, 2018 OR SB 1563 Authorizes Undocumented Students to Continue Receiving Financial Aid Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
Feb. 20, 2018 OR HB 4113 Requires School Districts to Bargain About Class Size Bill Passed - House (33 - 25)
July 3, 2015 OR SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
July 2, 2015 OR SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (34 - 25)
July 2, 2015 OR SB 895 Requires Schools to Report Immunization Rates Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
June 30, 2015 OR SB 895 Requires Schools to Report Immunization Rates Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
June 25, 2015 OR SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
June 15, 2015 OR HB 2655 Authorizes Parents to Excuse Children from Statewide Assessments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (32 - 28)
May 21, 2015 OR SB 553 Limits School Disciplinary Policies Bill Passed - House (40 - 19)
July 2, 2013 OR HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15)
July 2, 2013 OR HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15)
July 1, 2013 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
June 28, 2013 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots by Agreement Bill Passed - House (41 - 19)
April 22, 2013 OR HB 3014 Requires Allotted Time for the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 16)
April 10, 2013 OR SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
March 21, 2013 OR HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
Feb. 22, 2013 OR HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (38 - 18)
March 1, 2012 OR SB 1594 Prohibits weapons on school grounds Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 15)
June 21, 2011 OR HB 2301 Online Charter School Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
June 21, 2011 OR HB 2301 Online Charter School Enrollment Bill Passed - House (33 - 27)
June 21, 2011 OR SB 552 Establishes the Governor as the Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Passed - House (38 - 22)
June 20, 2011 OR SB 250 Authorizing School Districts To Withdraw From Education Service Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
June 20, 2011 OR SB 909 Appropriates Education Funds Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
April 25, 2011 OR HB 2732 High School Diploma Requirements Bill Passed - House (33 - 26)
April 20, 2011 OR HB 3555 Qualifications for Superintendents of Public Schools Bill Passed - House (38 - 22)
April 13, 2011 OR SB 5552 Department of Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
April 6, 2011 OR SB 552 Establishes the Governor as the Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
March 29, 2011 OR SB 742 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
March 14, 2011 OR HB 2287 Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House (28 - 32)
June 29, 2009 OR SB 767 Virtual Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 29)
June 27, 2009 OR SB 767 Virtual Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 14)
June 22, 2009 OR SB 5520 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (42 - 17)
June 19, 2009 OR SB 5520 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
June 10, 2009 OR HB 2834 Funding School for Blind Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
May 29, 2009 OR HB 2834 Funding School for Blind Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
May 27, 2009 OR HB 2599 Expanding School Bullying Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 2)
May 18, 2009 OR HB 2509 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
March 25, 2009 OR HB 2599 Expanding School Bullying Law Bill Passed - House (50 - 9)
March 11, 2009 OR HB 2509 Sexual Education Bill Passed - House (41 - 19)
March 5, 2009 OR SB 5552 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (37 - 22)
March 5, 2009 OR SB 581 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (37 - 22)
March 3, 2009 OR SB 5552 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
March 3, 2009 OR SB 581 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Feb. 5, 2009 OR SB 338 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
Jan. 28, 2009 OR SB 338 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
June 14, 2007 OR HB 2637 Cyberbullying Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
June 11, 2007 OR SB 392 Mandatory School Age Bill Failed - House (22 - 33)
May 25, 2007 OR HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5)
April 3, 2007 OR HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 11)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (36 - 24)
April 20, 2006 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
April 20, 2006 OR SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
April 20, 2006 OR HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/04 SB 731 Authorizes College and University Student Governments to Take Positions on Initiatives and Ballot Measures Bill Passed - House (42 - 13)
5/28 SB 3 Authorizes Community Colleges to Offer Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (45 - 10)
5/23 HB 2023 Requires Inclusive Education on Certain Classifications of Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5)
5/22 HB 2191 Expands Reasons for School Absences to Include Mental and Behavioral Health Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
5/13 HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
5/06 HB 3063 Prohibits All Religious and Philosophical Vaccination Exemptions Bill Passed - House (35 - 25)
5/01 HB 3427 Increases Business Taxes to Enhance School Funding Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
4/17 SB 859 Exempts Graduate Students Who Qualify for Tuition Equity From Paying Nonresident Tuition Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
3/12 SB 664 Requires School Districts to Teach About the Holocaust and Genocide Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
3/12 SB 664 Requires School Districts to Teach About the Holocaust and Genocide Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3)
3/03 SB 1563 Authorizes Undocumented Students to Continue Receiving Financial Aid Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
3/03 SB 1563 Authorizes Undocumented Students to Continue Receiving Financial Aid Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
2/20 HB 4113 Requires School Districts to Bargain About Class Size Bill Passed - House (33 - 25)
7/03 SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
7/02 SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (34 - 25)
7/02 SB 895 Requires Schools to Report Immunization Rates Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
6/30 SB 895 Requires Schools to Report Immunization Rates Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
6/25 SB 932 Authorizes Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
6/15 HB 2655 Authorizes Parents to Excuse Children from Statewide Assessments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (32 - 28)
5/21 SB 553 Limits School Disciplinary Policies Bill Passed - House (40 - 19)
7/02 HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15)
7/02 HB 2456 Appropriates Increased Tax Funds to Schools and Health Services Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 15)
7/01 SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
6/28 SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots by Agreement Bill Passed - House (41 - 19)
4/22 HB 3014 Requires Allotted Time for the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 16)
4/10 SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
3/21 HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
2/22 HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (38 - 18)
3/01 SB 1594 Prohibits weapons on school grounds Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 15)
6/21 HB 2301 Online Charter School Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
6/21 HB 2301 Online Charter School Enrollment Bill Passed - House (33 - 27)
6/21 SB 552 Establishes the Governor as the Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Passed - House (38 - 22)
6/20 SB 250 Authorizing School Districts To Withdraw From Education Service Districts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
6/20 SB 909 Appropriates Education Funds Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
4/25 HB 2732 High School Diploma Requirements Bill Passed - House (33 - 26)
4/20 HB 3555 Qualifications for Superintendents of Public Schools Bill Passed - House (38 - 22)
4/13 SB 5552 Department of Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (32 - 28)
4/06 SB 552 Establishes the Governor as the Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
3/29 SB 742 Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
3/14 HB 2287 Public Charter Schools Bill Failed - House (28 - 32)
6/29 SB 767 Virtual Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (31 - 29)
6/27 SB 767 Virtual Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 14)
6/22 SB 5520 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (42 - 17)
6/19 SB 5520 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
6/10 HB 2834 Funding School for Blind Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
5/29 HB 2834 Funding School for Blind Bill Passed - House (41 - 18)
5/27 HB 2599 Expanding School Bullying Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 2)
5/18 HB 2509 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
3/25 HB 2599 Expanding School Bullying Law Bill Passed - House (50 - 9)
3/11 HB 2509 Sexual Education Bill Passed - House (41 - 19)
3/05 SB 5552 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (37 - 22)
3/05 SB 581 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (37 - 22)
3/03 SB 5552 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
3/03 SB 581 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
2/05 SB 338 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - House (39 - 21)
1/28 SB 338 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
6/14 HB 2637 Cyberbullying Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
6/11 SB 392 Mandatory School Age Bill Failed - House (22 - 33)
5/25 HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5)
4/03 HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 11)
4/20 SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (36 - 24)
4/20 HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4)
4/20 SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)
4/20 SB 5644 Social Services and Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
4/20 SB 1106 Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
4/20 HB 3510 Lottery Revenue to Department of Education Bill Passed - House (57 - 3)

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