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  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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Feb. 23, 2021 VA HB 1889 Extends Eviction Protections for Renters Experiencing Financial Hardship Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 43)
Feb. 22, 2021 VA HB 1889 Extends Eviction Protections for Renters Experiencing Financial Hardship Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
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)
Feb. 11, 2014 VA SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 4, 2013 VA SB 721 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
Feb. 14, 2012 VA SB 6 Requires Drug Tests for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
April 21, 2010 VA Amdt 28 Reducing Funding for Comprehensive Services for At Risk Youth and Families Amendment Rejected - House (25 - 69)
March 6, 2008 VA SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House (91 - 9)
March 6, 2008 VA HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
Feb. 11, 2008 VA HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House (91 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/23 HB 1889 Extends Eviction Protections for Renters Experiencing Financial Hardship Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 43)
2/22 HB 1889 Extends Eviction Protections for Renters Experiencing Financial Hardship Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
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)
2/11 SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
2/04 SB 721 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20)
2/14 SB 6 Requires Drug Tests for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
4/21 Amdt 28 Reducing Funding for Comprehensive Services for At Risk Youth and Families Amendment Rejected - House (25 - 69)
3/06 SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House (91 - 9)
3/06 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 2)
2/11 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House (91 - 7)

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