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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
Jan. 15, 2021 TN SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)
March 2, 2020 TN HJR 741 Prohibits the Governor from Solely Taking Action to Assist with the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program Bill Passed - House (71 - 25)
Feb. 27, 2020 TN SB 9 Authorizes Local Governments to Prohibit Smoking on Playgrounds Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 14)
April 18, 2019 TN HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Boards Subpoena Power Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 6)
April 17, 2019 TN HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Boards Subpoena Power Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 16)
March 25, 2019 TN SB 431 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
March 25, 2019 TN HB 1021 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Banning Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
March 14, 2019 TN HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Board Subpoena Power Bill Passed - House (66 - 26)
April 25, 2018 TN HB 2315 Prohibits Sanctuary Policies Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
March 27, 2017 TN HB 173 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Drug-Related Sanctions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
April 19, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
April 18, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
March 14, 2016 TN HB 779 Authorizes Voters to Petition for De-annexation Elections Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
Feb. 22, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
April 13, 2015 TN SB 1110 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
Feb. 13, 2014 TN SB 1496 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
April 18, 2013 TN HB 702 Increases the Appeal Time Period for Establishing Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (62 - 30)
Feb. 25, 2013 TN HB 553 Prohibits War Monuments from Being Renamed Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
May 18, 2011 TN HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 26)
May 12, 2011 TN HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
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)
June 1, 2009 TN HJR 369 Opposing the Adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill Passed - House (70 - 20)
March 12, 2009 TN SB 83 "Living" Wage Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
April 29, 2008 TN SB 3042 Open Container Law Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/15 SJR 25 Amends the State Medicaid Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 22)
3/02 HJR 741 Prohibits the Governor from Solely Taking Action to Assist with the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program Bill Passed - House (71 - 25)
2/27 SB 9 Authorizes Local Governments to Prohibit Smoking on Playgrounds Conference Report Adopted - House (73 - 14)
4/18 HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Boards Subpoena Power Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 6)
4/17 HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Boards Subpoena Power Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 16)
3/25 SB 431 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
3/25 HB 1021 Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Banning Auxiliary Containers Bill Passed - House (69 - 21)
3/14 HB 658 Repeals City Police Oversight Board Subpoena Power Bill Passed - House (66 - 26)
4/25 HB 2315 Prohibits Sanctuary Policies Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
3/27 HB 173 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Drug-Related Sanctions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
4/19 SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
4/18 SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
3/14 HB 779 Authorizes Voters to Petition for De-annexation Elections Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
2/22 SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
4/13 SB 1110 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
2/13 SB 1496 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Carry a Handgun in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
4/18 HB 702 Increases the Appeal Time Period for Establishing Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (62 - 30)
2/25 HB 553 Prohibits War Monuments from Being Renamed Bill Passed - House (69 - 22)
5/18 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 26)
5/12 HB 600 Equal Access to Interstate Commerce Act Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8)
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)
6/01 HJR 369 Opposing the Adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill Passed - House (70 - 20)
3/12 SB 83 "Living" Wage Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
4/29 SB 3042 Open Container Law Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)

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