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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
May 31, 2009 TX SB 956 Establishing a Public Law School in Dallas Conference Report Adopted - House (112 - 24)
April 14, 2009 TX SB 855 Authorizing County Taxes and Fees to Fund Transportation Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
April 1, 2009 TX SB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
April 12, 2007 TX CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
March 30, 2007 TX CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House (129 - 14)
March 29, 2007 TX F 64 Pay Raise for Public School Employees Amendment Adopted - House (90 - 56)
May 15, 2006 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56)
May 12, 2006 TX CSHB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
May 10, 2006 TX F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18)
May 10, 2006 TX F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20)
May 9, 2006 TX CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
May 8, 2006 TX HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47)
May 2, 2006 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
May 2, 2006 TX SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
April 27, 2006 TX HB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (82 - 57)
April 24, 2006 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68)
April 24, 2006 TX CSHB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (80 - 67)
April 24, 2006 TX HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (82 - 66)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/31 SB 956 Establishing a Public Law School in Dallas Conference Report Adopted - House (112 - 24)
4/14 SB 855 Authorizing County Taxes and Fees to Fund Transportation Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
4/01 SB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
4/12 CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
3/30 CSHB 1 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - House (129 - 14)
3/29 F 64 Pay Raise for Public School Employees Amendment Adopted - House (90 - 56)
5/15 HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 56)
5/12 CSHB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 13)
5/10 F 3 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 18)
5/10 F 4 Cigarette Tax Revenue Allocation Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (10 - 20)
5/09 CSHB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
5/08 HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 47)
5/02 HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14)
5/02 SCS HCS HB 4 Motor Vehicle Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
4/27 HB 5 Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (82 - 57)
4/24 HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68)
4/24 CSHB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (80 - 67)
4/24 HB 2 Property Tax Reduction Bill Passed - House (82 - 66)

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