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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. 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.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 21, 2022 RI H 7277 Establishes Renewable Energy Targets and Standards Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
June 14, 2022 RI H 7277 Establishes Renewable Energy Targets and Standards Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
June 20, 2018 RI H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
June 15, 2018 RI H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (61 - 12)
June 26, 2017 RI H 5280A Requires More State Contracts for Veteran-Owned Businesses Bill Passed - House (68 - 0)
June 10, 2010 RI H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 10)
June 10, 2010 RI H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
June 26, 2009 RI H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
June 24, 2009 RI H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 5)
April 2, 2009 RI H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
April 1, 2009 RI H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (58 - 16)
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 15, 2007 RI LCO # 2551/12 to H5300A Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 50)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39)
June 19, 2006 RI LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47)
June 19, 2006 RI Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8)
May 23, 2006 RI S 2094 Sub. A Contract Reporting Requirements Act Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
May 3, 2006 RI H 7720 Sub. A Income Tax Reduction Bill Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/21 H 7277 Establishes Renewable Energy Targets and Standards Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
6/14 H 7277 Establishes Renewable Energy Targets and Standards Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
6/20 H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
6/15 H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (61 - 12)
6/26 H 5280A Requires More State Contracts for Veteran-Owned Businesses Bill Passed - House (68 - 0)
6/10 H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 10)
6/10 H 8094 Education Funding Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
6/26 H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2)
6/24 H 5983 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - House (69 - 5)
4/02 H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
4/01 H 5019 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (58 - 16)
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)
6/15 LCO # 2551/12 to H5300A Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 50)
6/19 LCO # 2167/2 Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Programs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 39)
6/19 LCO # 2161/3 to H 7120 Sub A Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (23 - 47)
6/19 Article 24 to H 7120 Sub A Article 24 Relating to Tuition Tax Credits Motion Agreed - House (62 - 8)
5/23 S 2094 Sub. A Contract Reporting Requirements Act Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
5/03 H 7720 Sub. A Income Tax Reduction Bill Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)

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