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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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
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)
April 14, 2020 PA HB 2376 Authorizes Certain Retail Operations and Construction Sites to Reopen Bill Passed - House (112 - 90)
June 11, 2019 PA HB 800 Increases Amount of Tax Credits Available for Students to Attend the School of Their Choice Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
May 7, 2019 PA HB 800 Increases Amount of Tax Credits Available for Students to Attend the School of Their Choice Bill Passed - House (111 - 85)
June 13, 2018 PA HB 1810 Requires Data Information Sharing for Hosting Platforms Bill Passed - House (177 - 14)
April 16, 2018 PA SB 936 Establishes Prescription Drug Formulary for Injured Employees Bill Passed - House (101 - 92)
April 11, 2018 PA HB 456 Establishes Regulations for Tattoo Industry Bill Passed - House (173 - 17)
Oct. 25, 2017 PA SB 936 Establishes Prescription Drug Formulary for Injured Employees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
June 30, 2017 PA HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
April 4, 2017 PA HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (144 - 84)
Jan. 13, 2014 PA HB 1411 Requires Schools To Make Their Expenses Public Bill Passed - House (119 - 81)
Nov. 17, 2010 PA HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
Nov. 15, 2010 PA HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - House (171 - 24)
Sept. 29, 2010 PA SB 1155 Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bill Passed - House (104 - 94)
July 3, 2010 PA SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
July 3, 2010 PA SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (109 - 86)
June 30, 2010 PA HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (117 - 84)
June 30, 2010 PA HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
June 29, 2010 PA SR 348 Audit of Methadone Treatment Programs & Medical Assistance Transportation Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
June 23, 2010 PA HB 704 Special Education Funding Bill Passed - House (173 - 25)
Jan. 6, 2010 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 89)
Jan. 5, 2010 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)
Dec. 16, 2009 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Dec. 15, 2009 PA SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (103 - 92)
Oct. 9, 2009 PA HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
Oct. 9, 2009 PA HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
Oct. 9, 2009 PA HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (106 - 92)
Oct. 7, 2009 PA HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (102 - 96)
Oct. 7, 2009 PA HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 93)
Oct. 6, 2009 PA HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
Oct. 2, 2009 PA HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 98)
Sept. 11, 2009 PA HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 76)
Aug. 26, 2009 PA HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9)
Aug. 5, 2009 PA HB 1663 Appropriations from State Gaming Fund Bill Passed - House (110 - 87)
Aug. 5, 2009 PA HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - House (112 - 85)
July 20, 2009 PA HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
July 17, 2009 PA HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (104 - 95)
June 29, 2009 PA HB 746 Children's Health Care Insurance Bill Passed - House (106 - 94)
June 29, 2009 PA HB 1 Expanding Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (104 - 96)
May 6, 2009 PA SB 850 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
March 25, 2009 PA SB 490 Oil and Gas Lease Fund Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
July 4, 2008 PA SB 1389 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (170 - 32)
July 4, 2008 PA HB 1067 Omnibus Education Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (191 - 11)
June 16, 2008 PA SB 1388 Change Formula for Calculating Corporate Net Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
June 16, 2008 PA SB 1385 Increase Tax Credit for Business Net Losses Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
June 16, 2008 PA SB 1387 Business Property Tax Deduction Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
June 2, 2008 PA SB 1386 Poverty Income Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
May 7, 2008 PA HB 2297 Expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone Bill Passed - House (126 - 72)
March 17, 2008 PA SB 1137 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Bill Passed - House (118 - 81)
March 11, 2008 PA HB 1 Clean Energy Program Bill Passed - House (126 - 74)
July 17, 2007 PA HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 79)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 2)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 63)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
July 10, 2007 PA HB 289 Presidential Primary Date Change Bill Passed - House (117 - 85)
June 30, 2007 PA HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - House (96 - 102)
June 28, 2007 PA HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House (121 - 77)
June 27, 2007 PA HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - House (105 - 96)
July 1, 2006 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (130 - 68)
July 1, 2006 PA HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
June 14, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61)
May 2, 2006 PA HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9)
Date No. Title Outcome
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)
4/14 HB 2376 Authorizes Certain Retail Operations and Construction Sites to Reopen Bill Passed - House (112 - 90)
6/11 HB 800 Increases Amount of Tax Credits Available for Students to Attend the School of Their Choice Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
5/07 HB 800 Increases Amount of Tax Credits Available for Students to Attend the School of Their Choice Bill Passed - House (111 - 85)
6/13 HB 1810 Requires Data Information Sharing for Hosting Platforms Bill Passed - House (177 - 14)
4/16 SB 936 Establishes Prescription Drug Formulary for Injured Employees Bill Passed - House (101 - 92)
4/11 HB 456 Establishes Regulations for Tattoo Industry Bill Passed - House (173 - 17)
10/25 SB 936 Establishes Prescription Drug Formulary for Injured Employees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
6/30 HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
4/04 HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (144 - 84)
1/13 HB 1411 Requires Schools To Make Their Expenses Public Bill Passed - House (119 - 81)
11/17 HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
11/15 HB 101 Education Law Amendments Veto Override Passed - House (171 - 24)
9/29 SB 1155 Establishing a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bill Passed - House (104 - 94)
7/03 SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
7/03 SB 1042 2010-2011 Budget Implementation and Fiscal Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (109 - 86)
6/30 HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (117 - 84)
6/30 HB 2279 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
6/29 SR 348 Audit of Methadone Treatment Programs & Medical Assistance Transportation Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
6/23 HB 704 Special Education Funding Bill Passed - House (173 - 25)
1/06 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 89)
1/05 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 22)
12/16 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
12/15 SB 711 Legalizing Table Games Bill Passed - House (103 - 92)
10/09 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 7)
10/09 HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
10/09 HB 1614 Fiscal Code Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (106 - 92)
10/07 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (102 - 96)
10/07 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (107 - 93)
10/06 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
10/02 HB 1531 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 98)
9/11 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 76)
8/26 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9)
8/05 HB 1663 Appropriations from State Gaming Fund Bill Passed - House (110 - 87)
8/05 HB 1828 Municipal Pension System Amendments Bill Passed - House (112 - 85)
7/20 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
7/17 HB 1416 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (104 - 95)
6/29 HB 746 Children's Health Care Insurance Bill Passed - House (106 - 94)
6/29 HB 1 Expanding Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (104 - 96)
5/06 SB 850 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
3/25 SB 490 Oil and Gas Lease Fund Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
7/04 SB 1389 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (170 - 32)
7/04 HB 1067 Omnibus Education Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House (191 - 11)
6/16 SB 1388 Change Formula for Calculating Corporate Net Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
6/16 SB 1385 Increase Tax Credit for Business Net Losses Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
6/16 SB 1387 Business Property Tax Deduction Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
6/02 SB 1386 Poverty Income Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
5/07 HB 2297 Expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone Bill Passed - House (126 - 72)
3/17 SB 1137 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Bill Passed - House (118 - 81)
3/11 HB 1 Clean Energy Program Bill Passed - House (126 - 74)
7/17 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 79)
7/16 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 2)
7/16 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 63)
7/16 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
7/10 HB 289 Presidential Primary Date Change Bill Passed - House (117 - 85)
6/30 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Failed - House (96 - 102)
6/28 HB 1631 Funding for Local County Projects Bill Passed - House (121 - 77)
6/27 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - House (105 - 96)
7/01 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (130 - 68)
7/01 HB 2499 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
6/14 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - House (137 - 61)
5/02 HB 39 Property Taxes (Special Session) Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 9)

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