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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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  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
March 23, 2021 RI H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - House (53 - 22)
July 16, 2020 RI S 2302 Establishes Tax-Free Disability Pensions for Firefighters Bill Passed - House (67 - 0)
July 16, 2020 RI S 2519 Establishes Commission to Recommend Ways To Improve Retirement Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
June 19, 2019 RI H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 29)
June 19, 2019 RI H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
March 7, 2019 RI H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
June 21, 2018 RI H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
June 14, 2018 RI H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
May 17, 2018 RI H 7419 Prohibits Advertising of Unhealthy Food and Beverages in Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
May 2, 2018 RI S 2350 Prohibits Advertising Unhealthy Food in Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
April 3, 2018 RI S 2399 Prohibits Gender Discrimination in Insurance Premiums Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
April 3, 2018 RI S 2299 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
June 14, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
May 11, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7904 Establishes a Climate Change Coordinating Council Bill Passed - House (62 - 6)
June 13, 2012 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
June 13, 2012 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
June 11, 2012 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
June 11, 2012 RI H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
May 9, 2012 RI S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
May 9, 2012 RI S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
March 13, 2012 RI S 2322 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
April 5, 2011 RI S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
April 5, 2011 RI S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
April 5, 2011 RI S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
June 16, 2009 RI H 5359 Medical Marijuana Veto Override Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
June 9, 2009 RI H 6088 Limiting Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (35 - 33)
June 4, 2009 RI H 5336 Coastal Resources Management Council Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
May 20, 2009 RI H 5359 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (63 - 5)
May 1, 2008 RI H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
April 25, 2008 RI H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (60 - 12)
June 19, 2007 RI H 5127 Mandatory Minimum Drug Possession Sentence Repeal Bill Passed - House (54 - 6)
Jan. 3, 2006 RI H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Jan. 3, 2006 RI H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Jan. 3, 2006 RI H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 13)
Jan. 3, 2006 RI H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 13)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/23 H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - House (53 - 22)
7/16 S 2302 Establishes Tax-Free Disability Pensions for Firefighters Bill Passed - House (67 - 0)
7/16 S 2519 Establishes Commission to Recommend Ways To Improve Retirement Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
6/19 H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 29)
6/19 H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
3/07 H 5125 Establishes Abortion Procedures as Protected State Law Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
6/21 H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
6/14 H 7715 Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
5/17 H 7419 Prohibits Advertising of Unhealthy Food and Beverages in Schools Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
5/02 S 2350 Prohibits Advertising Unhealthy Food in Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
4/03 S 2399 Prohibits Gender Discrimination in Insurance Premiums Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
4/03 S 2299 Prohibits Minors from Using Tanning Beds Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
6/14 S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
5/11 S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
6/18 H 7904 Establishes a Climate Change Coordinating Council Bill Passed - House (62 - 6)
6/13 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
6/13 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
6/11 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
6/11 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House (56 - 9)
5/09 S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
5/09 S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
3/13 S 2322 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
4/05 S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
4/05 S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
4/05 S 87 Establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
6/16 H 5359 Medical Marijuana Veto Override Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
6/09 H 6088 Limiting Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (35 - 33)
6/04 H 5336 Coastal Resources Management Council Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
5/20 H 5359 Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (63 - 5)
5/01 H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
4/25 H 7204 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (60 - 12)
6/19 H 5127 Mandatory Minimum Drug Possession Sentence Repeal Bill Passed - House (54 - 6)
1/03 H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
1/03 H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
1/03 H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 13)
1/03 H 6052 Sub. A Medical Marijuana Bill Veto Override Passed - House (59 - 13)

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