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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. 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
April 18, 2018 VA HB 83 Requires Feminine Hygiene Products to be Provided to Prisons Inmates (39 - None)
March 6, 2018 VA HB 1257 Prohibits the Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Feb. 28, 2018 VA SB 726 Authorizes Doctors Recommend Use of Cannabidiol Oil for Treatment Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
Feb. 13, 2018 VA HB 1257 Prohibits the Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - House (51 - 49)
Feb. 9, 2018 VA SB 966 Amends Various Utilities Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Feb. 5, 2018 VA SB 168 Reduces Penalties for Minors Charged with Sexting Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 5)
Jan. 29, 2018 VA SB 192 Authorizes State to Deduct Previous TANF Benefits from Lottery Winnings Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/18 HB 83 Requires Feminine Hygiene Products to be Provided to Prisons Inmates (39 - None)
3/06 HB 1257 Prohibits the Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
2/28 SB 726 Authorizes Doctors Recommend Use of Cannabidiol Oil for Treatment Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
2/13 HB 1257 Prohibits the Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - House (51 - 49)
2/09 SB 966 Amends Various Utilities Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
2/05 SB 168 Reduces Penalties for Minors Charged with Sexting Offenses Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 5)
1/29 SB 192 Authorizes State to Deduct Previous TANF Benefits from Lottery Winnings Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)

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