2021 Pennsylvania Government Operations Key Votes

Chamber

Keyword Search

Search string must be longer than 3 characters.

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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

For more information about the legislative process, see here.


results per page:
Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 27, 2021 PA SB 738 Establishes a Public Website to Track Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
Sept. 27, 2021 PA SB 738 Establishes a Public Website to Track Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
June 25, 2021 PA SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
June 25, 2021 PA HB 1300 Establishes State Legislative Authority Over Elections Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
June 24, 2021 PA SB 115 Authorizes Nurses to Hold a License in Multiple States Bill Passed - House (146 - 55)
June 23, 2021 PA SB 735 Requires Identification for Voters Each Time they Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
June 23, 2021 PA SB 735 Requires Identification for Voters Each Time they Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
June 22, 2021 PA HB 1300 Establishes State Legislative Authority Over Elections Bill Passed - House (110 - 91)
May 25, 2021 PA SB 426 Increases Legislative Oversight of the Regulatory Review Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
May 24, 2021 PA HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
May 24, 2021 PA HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
May 24, 2021 PA HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
May 12, 2021 PA SB 115 Authorizes Nurses to Hold a License in Multiple States Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
May 5, 2021 PA HR 91 Establishes a Task Force to Review the Failure to Advertise a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Resolution Passed - House (111 - 90)
May 5, 2021 PA HR 91 Establishes a Task Force to Review the Failure to Advertise a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Resolution Passed - House (111 - 90)
May 4, 2021 PA HB 288 Authorizes an Agency's Regulatory Compliance Officer to Create Guidelines for Waiving Fines or Penalties Bill Passed - House (106 - 95)
May 4, 2021 PA HB 139 Establishes New Rules for Permit Programs for Annual Reports Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
May 4, 2021 PA HB 950 Extends Greater Authority to the General Assembly Over Regulatory Repeals Bill Passed - House (109 - 92)
May 4, 2021 PA HB 72 Establishes a Review Process for Major Regulations Bill Passed - House (108 - 93)
April 5, 2021 PA HB 335 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (103 - 98)
Feb. 5, 2021 PA SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
Jan. 27, 2021 PA HB 55 Limits Governor Emergency Declaration Powers Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
Jan. 27, 2021 PA HB 55 Limits Governor Emergency Declaration Powers Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
Jan. 26, 2021 PA SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/27 SB 738 Establishes a Public Website to Track Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
9/27 SB 738 Establishes a Public Website to Track Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 6)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
6/25 SB 255 Appropriates Funds for Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments Bill Passed - House (140 - 61)
6/25 HB 1300 Establishes State Legislative Authority Over Elections Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
6/24 SB 115 Authorizes Nurses to Hold a License in Multiple States Bill Passed - House (146 - 55)
6/23 SB 735 Requires Identification for Voters Each Time they Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
6/23 SB 735 Requires Identification for Voters Each Time they Cast a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
6/22 HB 1300 Establishes State Legislative Authority Over Elections Bill Passed - House (110 - 91)
5/25 SB 426 Increases Legislative Oversight of the Regulatory Review Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
5/24 HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
5/24 HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
5/24 HB 1010 Transfers the Authority Over Writing and Advertising Constitutional Amendments Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
5/12 SB 115 Authorizes Nurses to Hold a License in Multiple States Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
5/05 HR 91 Establishes a Task Force to Review the Failure to Advertise a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Resolution Passed - House (111 - 90)
5/05 HR 91 Establishes a Task Force to Review the Failure to Advertise a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Resolution Passed - House (111 - 90)
5/04 HB 288 Authorizes an Agency's Regulatory Compliance Officer to Create Guidelines for Waiving Fines or Penalties Bill Passed - House (106 - 95)
5/04 HB 139 Establishes New Rules for Permit Programs for Annual Reports Bill Passed - House (113 - 88)
5/04 HB 950 Extends Greater Authority to the General Assembly Over Regulatory Repeals Bill Passed - House (109 - 92)
5/04 HB 72 Establishes a Review Process for Major Regulations Bill Passed - House (108 - 93)
4/05 HB 335 Establishes the Permanent Status of Daylight Savings Time Bill Passed - House (103 - 98)
2/05 SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
1/27 HB 55 Limits Governor Emergency Declaration Powers Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
1/27 HB 55 Limits Governor Emergency Declaration Powers Bill Passed - House (116 - 86)
1/26 SB 2 Specifies Executive Power Over Disaster Emergency Declarations and Management Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 20)

arrow_upward