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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
Nov. 18, 2020 PA HB 1808 Defines Waste Classification in the Recycling Industry to Encourage Investment Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Nov. 17, 2020 PA SB 790 Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Sept. 9, 2020 PA HB 2025 Requires Legislative Authorization Before Entering a State or Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
July 13, 2020 PA HB 732 Establishes Tax Credit for Companies that Invest and Create Jobs Building Petrochemical or Fertilizer Plants using Dry Natural Gas Produced in Pennsylvania Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
July 8, 2020 PA HB 2025 Requires Legislative Authorization Before Entering a State or Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Bill Passed - House (130 - 71)
July 7, 2020 PA HB 1808 Defines Waste Classification in the Recycling Industry to Encourage Investment Bill Passed - House (155 - 46)
May 27, 2020 PA SB 790 Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations Bill Passed - House (109 - 93)
Sept. 25, 2019 PA HB 1410 Authorizes Funds to Remove PFAS from Drinking Water Bill Passed - House (144 - 54)
Oct. 15, 2014 PA HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (118 - 79)
Oct. 15, 2014 PA HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Oct. 14, 2014 PA HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
July 1, 2014 PA HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - House (144 - 59)
July 2, 2010 PA HB 2601 Environmentally Beneficial and Energy Efficient Technologies Bill Passed - House (125 - 71)
June 15, 2010 PA HB 708 Recycling Program for Electronic Materials Bill Passed - House (169 - 30)
March 11, 2008 PA HB 1 Clean Energy Program Bill Passed - House (126 - 74)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
June 20, 2007 PA HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
March 20, 2006 PA HB 213 Ecoterrorism Bill Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 10)
Feb. 15, 2006 PA SB 1025 PA Clean Vehicles Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/18 HB 1808 Defines Waste Classification in the Recycling Industry to Encourage Investment Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
11/17 SB 790 Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
9/09 HB 2025 Requires Legislative Authorization Before Entering a State or Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
7/13 HB 732 Establishes Tax Credit for Companies that Invest and Create Jobs Building Petrochemical or Fertilizer Plants using Dry Natural Gas Produced in Pennsylvania Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
7/08 HB 2025 Requires Legislative Authorization Before Entering a State or Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Bill Passed - House (130 - 71)
7/07 HB 1808 Defines Waste Classification in the Recycling Industry to Encourage Investment Bill Passed - House (155 - 46)
5/27 SB 790 Repeals Certain Oil and Gas Regulations Bill Passed - House (109 - 93)
9/25 HB 1410 Authorizes Funds to Remove PFAS from Drinking Water Bill Passed - House (144 - 54)
10/15 HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (118 - 79)
10/15 HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
10/14 HB 1565 Amends Buffer Zone Requirements around Certain Streams Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
7/01 HB 2354 Requires Legislative Approval for Certain Plans from the Department of Environmental Protection Bill Passed - House (144 - 59)
7/02 HB 2601 Environmentally Beneficial and Energy Efficient Technologies Bill Passed - House (125 - 71)
6/15 HB 708 Recycling Program for Electronic Materials Bill Passed - House (169 - 30)
3/11 HB 1 Clean Energy Program Bill Passed - House (126 - 74)
6/20 HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70)
6/20 HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60)
3/20 HB 213 Ecoterrorism Bill Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 10)
2/15 SB 1025 PA Clean Vehicles Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)

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