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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 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. 23, 2019 VA HJR 615 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 15)
Feb. 23, 2019 VA HB 1811 Prohibits Texting While Driving Conference Report Rejected - House (45 - 50)
Feb. 23, 2019 VA SB 1126 Authorizes Casino Gaming in Select Cities Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 33)
Feb. 23, 2019 VA SB 1126 Authorizes Casino Gaming in Select Cities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10)
Feb. 19, 2019 VA SB 1026 Authorizes No-Excuse Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (89 - 10)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
Feb. 13, 2019 VA SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
Feb. 5, 2019 VA HB 1811 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (69 - 27)
Feb. 5, 2019 VA HB 2384 Prohibits Tobacco and Nicotine Vapor Products at Public Schools Bill Passed - House (83 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2019 VA SB 1502 Requires School Boards to Offer Classes on the Bible Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Jan. 22, 2019 VA SB 1012 Amends Conceal Carry Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
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)
2/23 HJR 615 Establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 15)
2/23 HB 1811 Prohibits Texting While Driving Conference Report Rejected - House (45 - 50)
2/23 SB 1126 Authorizes Casino Gaming in Select Cities Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 33)
2/23 SB 1126 Authorizes Casino Gaming in Select Cities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10)
2/19 SB 1026 Authorizes No-Excuse Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (89 - 10)
2/13 HB 2748 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 32)
2/13 SB 1027 Authorizes Catastrophic Health Plans Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
2/13 SB 1240 Authorizes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
2/05 HB 1811 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House (69 - 27)
2/05 HB 2384 Prohibits Tobacco and Nicotine Vapor Products at Public Schools Bill Passed - House (83 - 15)
2/04 SB 1502 Requires School Boards to Offer Classes on the Bible Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
1/22 SB 1012 Amends Conceal Carry Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)

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