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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. 22, 2021 VA SB 1276 Repeals the Abortion Ban in Virginia Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
Oct. 16, 2020 VA HB 5043 Authorizes Mental Health Experts to Accompany Police Officers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 12)
Oct. 14, 2020 VA SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 37)
Oct. 7, 2020 VA SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Oct. 2, 2020 VA SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Bill Passed - House (57 - 40)
Sept. 10, 2020 VA HB 5043 Authorizes Mental Health Experts to Accompany Police Officers Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
Sept. 10, 2020 VA HB 5116 Requires Public and Private Employers to Provide Paid Quarantine Leave Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 16)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 883 Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 44)
April 22, 2020 VA SB 883 Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
March 8, 2020 VA SB 710 Expands Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
March 8, 2020 VA SB 710 Expands Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 31)
March 5, 2020 VA HB 1251 Authorizes Enrollee not to Pay Out-of-Network Amount Except Applicable Cost-sharing Requirement (40 - 0)
March 5, 2020 VA HB 66 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $50 Per 30-Day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
March 5, 2020 VA HB 66 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $50 Per 30-Day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
Feb. 26, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
Feb. 24, 2020 VA HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 4, 2020 VA HB 1429 Prohibits Denying or Limiting Coverage based on Gender Identity Bill Passed - House (54 - 41)
Feb. 3, 2020 VA HB 340 Establishes Housing Relief to Furloughed Government Employees Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
Jan. 22, 2020 VA SB 318 Reduces Number of Balloons that Can be Released per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
April 3, 2019 VA SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 16)
April 3, 2019 VA SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 18)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
Feb. 5, 2019 VA HB 2384 Prohibits Tobacco and Nicotine Vapor Products at Public Schools Bill Passed - House (83 - 15)
March 7, 2016 VA HB 1090 Rescinds Funds from Certain Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Feb. 16, 2016 VA HB 1090 Rescinds Funds from Certain Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
Feb. 4, 2013 VA SB 721 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
Jan. 31, 2013 VA SB 975 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
Feb. 14, 2012 VA SB 6 Requires Drug Tests for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Jan. 27, 2012 VA HB 1112 Repeals HPV Vaccine Requirement Bill Passed - House (62 - 34)
April 6, 2011 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20)
April 6, 2011 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36)
Feb. 17, 2011 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Feb. 17, 2011 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
Feb. 17, 2011 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Feb. 17, 2011 VA SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Feb. 22, 2010 VA HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Feb. 16, 2010 VA SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
Feb. 12, 2010 VA SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - House (67 - 29)
Feb. 10, 2010 VA SB 601 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Motion Agreed - Senate (22 - 18)
Feb. 9, 2010 VA HB 629 Asbestos Lawsuit Restrictions Bill Passed - House (49 - 48)
Feb. 8, 2010 VA HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
Feb. 1, 2010 VA SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Feb. 19, 2009 VA SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
Feb. 19, 2009 VA SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 13)
Feb. 9, 2009 VA SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
Feb. 3, 2009 VA SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
March 13, 2008 VA HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 14)
Feb. 27, 2008 VA HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Feb. 21, 2008 VA HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (93 - 5)
Feb. 5, 2008 VA SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Feb. 5, 2008 VA SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Feb. 5, 2008 VA SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Jan. 21, 2008 VA HB 188 HPV Vaccine Deadline Extension Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
April 4, 2007 VA Governor's Recommendation: Restaurant Smoking Ban Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 59)
Feb. 21, 2007 VA H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Bill Passed - House (89 - 9)
Feb. 5, 2007 VA Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Bill Passed - House (80 - 17)
Feb. 5, 2007 VA SB 1161 Virginia Smoke-Free Air Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
Feb. 2, 2007 VA Sub SB 905 Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
Jan. 23, 2007 VA HB 1883 Abortion Clinic Licensure Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
April 11, 2006 VA Amdt Item 4-5.04-2h Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34)
March 8, 2006 VA SB 262 Virginia Energy Plan Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
Feb. 13, 2006 VA SB 648 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Feb. 8, 2006 VA SB 648 Smoking Ban Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/22 SB 1276 Repeals the Abortion Ban in Virginia Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
10/16 HB 5043 Authorizes Mental Health Experts to Accompany Police Officers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 12)
10/14 SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 37)
10/07 SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
10/02 SB 5038 Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System Bill Passed - House (57 - 40)
9/10 HB 5043 Authorizes Mental Health Experts to Accompany Police Officers Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
9/10 HB 5116 Requires Public and Private Employers to Provide Paid Quarantine Leave Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
4/22 SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (76 - 16)
4/22 SB 971 Establishes the COVID-19 Relief Fund and Amends Gambling Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
4/22 SB 883 Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 44)
4/22 SB 883 Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
3/08 SB 710 Expands Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
3/08 SB 710 Expands Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 31)
3/05 HB 1251 Authorizes Enrollee not to Pay Out-of-Network Amount Except Applicable Cost-sharing Requirement (40 - 0)
3/05 HB 66 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $50 Per 30-Day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
3/05 HB 66 Limits the Cost of Insulin to $50 Per 30-Day Supply Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
2/26 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 44)
2/24 HB 980 Establishes the "Reproductive Health Protection Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
2/04 HB 1429 Prohibits Denying or Limiting Coverage based on Gender Identity Bill Passed - House (54 - 41)
2/03 HB 340 Establishes Housing Relief to Furloughed Government Employees Bill Passed - House (65 - 34)
1/22 SB 318 Reduces Number of Balloons that Can be Released per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
4/03 SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 16)
4/03 SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Veto Override Failed - Senate (20 - 18)
2/13 HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
2/13 SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
2/13 SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
2/05 HB 2384 Prohibits Tobacco and Nicotine Vapor Products at Public Schools Bill Passed - House (83 - 15)
3/07 HB 1090 Rescinds Funds from Certain Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
2/16 HB 1090 Rescinds Funds from Certain Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
2/04 SB 721 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
1/31 SB 975 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
2/14 SB 6 Requires Drug Tests for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
1/27 HB 1112 Repeals HPV Vaccine Requirement Bill Passed - House (62 - 34)
4/06 HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20)
4/06 HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36)
2/17 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
2/17 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
2/17 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
2/17 SB 1062 Health Insurance Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
2/22 HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
2/16 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
2/12 SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - House (67 - 29)
2/10 SB 601 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Motion Agreed - Senate (22 - 18)
2/09 HB 629 Asbestos Lawsuit Restrictions Bill Passed - House (49 - 48)
2/08 HB 756 Allocating Offshore Drilling Royalties Bill Passed - House (71 - 26)
2/01 SB 283 Prohibiting Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
2/19 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
2/19 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 13)
2/09 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
2/03 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
3/13 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 14)
2/27 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
2/21 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (93 - 5)
2/05 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
2/05 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
2/05 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
1/21 HB 188 HPV Vaccine Deadline Extension Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
4/04 Governor's Recommendation: Restaurant Smoking Ban Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 59)
2/21 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Bill Passed - House (89 - 9)
2/05 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Bill Passed - House (80 - 17)
2/05 SB 1161 Virginia Smoke-Free Air Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
2/02 Sub SB 905 Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
1/23 HB 1883 Abortion Clinic Licensure Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
4/11 Amdt Item 4-5.04-2h Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (59 - 34)
3/08 SB 262 Virginia Energy Plan Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
2/13 SB 648 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
2/08 SB 648 Smoking Ban Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 20)

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