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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
May 21, 2019 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
May 16, 2019 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2485 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses Regarding Employee Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2487 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses for Employee Leave Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 9, 2019 TX SB 21 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
April 28, 2017 TX HB 28 Establishes Standards for Determining Adjusted Franchise Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (96 - 39)
May 25, 2015 TX SB 900 Amends Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Bill Passed - House (97 - 44)
April 30, 2015 TX SB 1628 Amends Existing Law Relating to Insurance Claim Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
April 27, 2015 TX SB 900 Amends Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
May 8, 2013 TX HB 500 Expands Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - House (117 - 24)
May 4, 2013 TX HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42)
May 4, 2013 TX HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42)
April 22, 2013 TX SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
April 22, 2013 TX SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
April 10, 2013 TX SB 1467 Requires Facilitation of Expansion of Firearms Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
April 27, 2011 TX HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (125 - 20)
May 14, 2009 TX HB 1657 Contractor Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House (73 - 71)
April 20, 2009 TX HB 681 Warning Signs Regarding Mercury Levels in Fish Bill Passed - House (95 - 50)
April 15, 2009 TX SB 1049 Increasing Age Restriction on Tobacco Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
May 4, 2007 TX CSHB 10 Tribal Casino Gaming Bill Failed - House (66 - 66)
April 30, 2007 TX CSSB 987 Complex Loan Counseling Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
May 2, 2006 TX SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
May 2, 2006 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
April 24, 2006 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/21 SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - House (79 - 64)
5/16 SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
4/11 SB 2485 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses Regarding Employee Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
4/11 SB 2487 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses for Employee Leave Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
4/09 SB 21 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
4/28 HB 28 Establishes Standards for Determining Adjusted Franchise Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (96 - 39)
5/25 SB 900 Amends Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Bill Passed - House (97 - 44)
4/30 SB 1628 Amends Existing Law Relating to Insurance Claim Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
4/27 SB 900 Amends Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
5/08 HB 500 Expands Franchise Tax Exemption for Certain Businesses Bill Passed - House (117 - 24)
5/04 HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42)
5/04 HB 852 Prohibits the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - House (87 - 42)
4/22 SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
4/22 SB 1247 Limits Payday Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
4/10 SB 1467 Requires Facilitation of Expansion of Firearms Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
4/27 HB 2403 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (125 - 20)
5/14 HB 1657 Contractor Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House (73 - 71)
4/20 HB 681 Warning Signs Regarding Mercury Levels in Fish Bill Passed - House (95 - 50)
4/15 SB 1049 Increasing Age Restriction on Tobacco Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5)
5/04 CSHB 10 Tribal Casino Gaming Bill Failed - House (66 - 66)
4/30 CSSB 987 Complex Loan Counseling Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
5/02 SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
5/02 HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
4/24 HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68)

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