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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
Jan. 21, 2021 TN HB 7004 Requires Addressing Learning Losses and Negative Effects on Student Proficiency Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (66 - 24)
Jan. 15, 2021 TN SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)
March 19, 2020 TN HB 2818 Authorizes the State Board of Education to Establish Rules During COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
March 19, 2020 TN HB 2821 Establishes the State Budget for Fiscal Years 2019-2020 and Appropriates Funding for COVID-19 Initiatives Bill Passed - House (86 - 3)
Feb. 27, 2020 TN SB 9 Authorizes Local Governments to Prohibit Smoking on Playgrounds Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 14)
May 2, 2019 TN HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 19)
May 2, 2019 TN HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 6)
April 11, 2019 TN HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (68 - 21)
April 8, 2019 TN SB 923 Authorizes Recycling of Plastic Using Pyrolysis Bill Passed - House (75 - 16)
March 25, 2019 TN HB 1021 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Banning Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
March 7, 2019 TN HB 77 Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
March 7, 2019 TN HB 77 Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
April 23, 2018 TN HB 2381 Authorizes 'Monument to the Unborn' Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 3)
April 19, 2018 TN HB 2381 Authorizes 'Monument to the Unborn' Bill Passed - House (63 - 15)
April 17, 2018 TN SB 2133 Prohibits Criminal Sentencing Based on Sterilization Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
Feb. 12, 2018 TN HB 108 Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
March 27, 2017 TN HB 173 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Drug-Related Sanctions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
April 6, 2016 TN SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
Feb. 17, 2016 TN SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
April 17, 2014 TN HB 1574 Limits Amount of Pseudoephedrine an Individual Can Purchase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 7)
April 9, 2014 TN SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
April 7, 2014 TN SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
March 27, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
March 13, 2014 TN SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
March 3, 2014 TN SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 4)
Feb. 24, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Feb. 20, 2014 TN SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - House (71 - 15)
Jan. 30, 2014 TN SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
April 27, 2012 TN SB 3310 Requires Abstinence-Centered Sex Education in Schools Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
April 25, 2012 TN SB 2580 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
April 24, 2012 TN HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
March 15, 2012 TN HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 Joint Resolution Passed - House (72 - 23)
March 7, 2011 TN SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
Feb. 23, 2011 TN SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Feb. 17, 2010 TN SB 3498 Requiring Legal Challenge to Federal Health Insurance Mandates Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 1)
Feb. 8, 2010 TN SB 1092 Banning Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus Veto Override Passed - House (65 - 31)
Jan. 28, 2010 TN SB 1092 Prohibiting Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
Feb. 13, 2008 TN SB 3419 Parental Consent for Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
Jan. 30, 2008 TN SA 837 Allowing Abortion in Certain Circumstances Bill Tabled - Senate (20 - 11)
Jan. 30, 2008 TN SA 839 Allowing Medically Necessary Abortions Bill Tabled - Senate (18 - 14)
Jan. 30, 2008 TN SA 841 Allowing Abortion for Rape Victims who are Minors Bill Tabled - Senate (20 - 12)
Jan. 30, 2008 TN SJR 127 Abortion Not Protected by State Constitution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 24, 2007 TN SB 1325 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5)
May 17, 2006 TN SB 3895 Revisions to TennCare Bill Passed - House (78 - 19)
May 17, 2006 TN SA 1505 Medical Malpractice Limits Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 16)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/21 HB 7004 Requires Addressing Learning Losses and Negative Effects on Student Proficiency Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (66 - 24)
1/15 SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)
3/19 HB 2818 Authorizes the State Board of Education to Establish Rules During COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
3/19 HB 2821 Establishes the State Budget for Fiscal Years 2019-2020 and Appropriates Funding for COVID-19 Initiatives Bill Passed - House (86 - 3)
2/27 SB 9 Authorizes Local Governments to Prohibit Smoking on Playgrounds Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 14)
5/02 HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 19)
5/02 HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 6)
4/11 HB 1280 Amends State Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (68 - 21)
4/08 SB 923 Authorizes Recycling of Plastic Using Pyrolysis Bill Passed - House (75 - 16)
3/25 HB 1021 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Banning Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
3/07 HB 77 Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
3/07 HB 77 Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
4/23 HB 2381 Authorizes 'Monument to the Unborn' Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 3)
4/19 HB 2381 Authorizes 'Monument to the Unborn' Bill Passed - House (63 - 15)
4/17 SB 2133 Prohibits Criminal Sentencing Based on Sterilization Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
2/12 HB 108 Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
3/27 HB 173 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Drug-Related Sanctions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
4/06 SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
2/17 SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
4/17 HB 1574 Limits Amount of Pseudoephedrine an Individual Can Purchase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 7)
4/09 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
4/07 SB 1391 Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
3/27 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
3/13 SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
3/03 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 4)
2/24 HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
2/20 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - House (71 - 15)
1/30 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
4/27 SB 3310 Requires Abstinence-Centered Sex Education in Schools Bill Passed - House (68 - 23)
4/25 SB 2580 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
4/24 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
3/15 HJR 587 Opposes the United Nations Agenda 21 Joint Resolution Passed - House (72 - 23)
3/07 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
2/23 SB 79 Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
2/17 SB 3498 Requiring Legal Challenge to Federal Health Insurance Mandates Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 1)
2/08 SB 1092 Banning Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus Veto Override Passed - House (65 - 31)
1/28 SB 1092 Prohibiting Non-Elected Boards from Requiring Nutrition Information on Menus Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
2/13 SB 3419 Parental Consent for Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
1/30 SA 837 Allowing Abortion in Certain Circumstances Bill Tabled - Senate (20 - 11)
1/30 SA 839 Allowing Medically Necessary Abortions Bill Tabled - Senate (18 - 14)
1/30 SA 841 Allowing Abortion for Rape Victims who are Minors Bill Tabled - Senate (20 - 12)
1/30 SJR 127 Abortion Not Protected by State Constitution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
5/24 SB 1325 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5)
5/17 SB 3895 Revisions to TennCare Bill Passed - House (78 - 19)
5/17 SA 1505 Medical Malpractice Limits Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 16)

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