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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
March 31, 2021 WV HB 3307 Establishes Requirements for Social Media Companies for Election-Related Content Bill Passed - House (72 - 28)
March 7, 2020 WV HB 2419 Authorizes Release of Certain Individuals Without Bail Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 21)
March 7, 2020 WV HB 4176 Establishes the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 11)
March 7, 2020 WV HB 4176 Establishes the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 11)
March 6, 2020 WV SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Failed - House (44 - 56)
March 6, 2020 WV SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Failed - House (44 - 56)
Feb. 25, 2020 WV SB 106 Establishes Daylight Savings Time as the Official Time Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
Feb. 25, 2020 WV SJR 9 Amends the Constitution to Authorize the State Legislature to Establish Certain Tax Exemptions Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 10, 2020 WV SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Feb. 10, 2020 WV SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Jan. 15, 2020 WV HB 3039 Increases Court Discretion When Determining Child Custody Bill Passed - House (87 - 11)
March 9, 2019 WV SB 622 Increases Election and Campaign Contribution Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 42)
March 9, 2019 WV SB 622 Increases Election and Campaign Contribution Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
March 9, 2018 WV HB 4006 Repeals Department of Education and Arts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
March 2, 2018 WV SB 415 Authorizes Casino Sports Betting Upon Federal Approval Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Feb. 20, 2018 WV SB 415 Authorizes Casino Sports Betting Upon Federal Approval Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Feb. 9, 2018 WV SJR 12 Prohibits a Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Feb. 5, 2018 WV HB 2662 Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Jan. 31, 2018 WV HB 4006 Repeals Department of Education and Arts Bill Passed - House (60 - 36)
April 9, 2017 WV HB 2018 Reduces State Spending Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 37)
Feb. 19, 2016 WV HB 4013 Requires Certain Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Feb. 10, 2015 WV HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 34)
Feb. 4, 2015 WV HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
Feb. 3, 2015 WV SB 249 Repeals Straight-Ticket Voting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Feb. 24, 2014 WV HB 4490 Amends Attorney General Conflict of Interest Laws Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
April 12, 2013 WV SB 371 Amends the State Prison System Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
April 3, 2013 WV HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
April 3, 2013 WV HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
Feb. 20, 2013 WV HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
Feb. 20, 2013 WV HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
Aug. 21, 2011 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
Aug. 21, 2011 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
Aug. 20, 2011 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Aug. 20, 2011 WV HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (90 - 5)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (90 - 5)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
Aug. 5, 2011 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
Aug. 3, 2011 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
Aug. 3, 2011 WV SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
March 2, 2011 WV HB 2732 Increased Fees for Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (65 - 35)
July 19, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Agreed - House (85 - 5)
July 19, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Agreed - House (85 - 5)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Rejected - House (51 - 34)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Rejected - House (51 - 34)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Passed - House (46 - 37)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Passed - House (46 - 37)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Failed - House (42 - 45)
July 17, 2010 WV HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Failed - House (42 - 45)
March 13, 2010 WV HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 4)
March 13, 2010 WV HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
March 3, 2010 WV HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (67 - 30)
March 3, 2010 WV HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (67 - 30)
March 1, 2010 WV HB 4646 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (61 - 34)
March 1, 2010 WV HB 4647 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (69 - 26)
Feb. 24, 2010 WV HB 4292 Changes in Required Magistrate Qualifications Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
Nov. 20, 2009 WV SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
Nov. 18, 2009 WV SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
June 2, 2009 WV HB 102 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House (74 - 23)
May 31, 2009 WV HB 2010 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 12)
April 11, 2009 WV SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)
April 11, 2009 WV SB 373 PROMISE Scholarship Amendments Bill Passed - House (86 - 14)
June 28, 2008 WV HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
June 26, 2008 WV HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Bill Passed - House (67 - 21)
March 16, 2008 WV SB 150 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 5)
Feb. 27, 2008 WV SB 248 Non-Participation in the Real ID Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
Feb. 26, 2008 WV HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Passed - House (62 - 36)
Feb. 26, 2008 WV HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Passed - House (62 - 36)
Feb. 16, 2007 WV Com Sub HB 2718 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/31 HB 3307 Establishes Requirements for Social Media Companies for Election-Related Content Bill Passed - House (72 - 28)
3/07 HB 2419 Authorizes Release of Certain Individuals Without Bail Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 21)
3/07 HB 4176 Establishes the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 11)
3/07 HB 4176 Establishes the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 11)
3/06 SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Failed - House (44 - 56)
3/06 SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Failed - House (44 - 56)
2/25 SB 106 Establishes Daylight Savings Time as the Official Time Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
2/25 SJR 9 Amends the Constitution to Authorize the State Legislature to Establish Certain Tax Exemptions Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 16)
2/10 SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
2/10 SB 275 Establishes an Intermediate Court of Appeals Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
1/15 HB 3039 Increases Court Discretion When Determining Child Custody Bill Passed - House (87 - 11)
3/09 SB 622 Increases Election and Campaign Contribution Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 42)
3/09 SB 622 Increases Election and Campaign Contribution Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
3/09 HB 4006 Repeals Department of Education and Arts Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
3/02 SB 415 Authorizes Casino Sports Betting Upon Federal Approval Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
2/20 SB 415 Authorizes Casino Sports Betting Upon Federal Approval Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
2/09 SJR 12 Prohibits a Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
2/05 HB 2662 Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
1/31 HB 4006 Repeals Department of Education and Arts Bill Passed - House (60 - 36)
4/09 HB 2018 Reduces State Spending Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 37)
2/19 HB 4013 Requires Certain Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
2/10 HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 34)
2/04 HB 2217 Amends Qualifications for Commissioner of Labor Bill Passed - House (64 - 35)
2/03 SB 249 Repeals Straight-Ticket Voting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
2/24 HB 4490 Amends Attorney General Conflict of Interest Laws Bill Passed - House (52 - 44)
4/12 SB 371 Amends the State Prison System Bill Passed - House (81 - 17)
4/03 HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
4/03 HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
2/20 HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
2/20 HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
8/21 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
8/21 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
8/20 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
8/20 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
8/05 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1)
8/05 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1)
8/05 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (90 - 5)
8/05 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (90 - 5)
8/05 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
8/05 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
8/03 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
8/03 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
3/02 HB 2732 Increased Fees for Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (65 - 35)
7/19 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Agreed - House (85 - 5)
7/19 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Agreed - House (85 - 5)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Rejected - House (51 - 34)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Rejected - House (51 - 34)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Passed - House (46 - 37)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Passed - House (46 - 37)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Failed - House (42 - 45)
7/17 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Failed - House (42 - 45)
3/13 HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 4)
3/13 HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
3/03 HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (67 - 30)
3/03 HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (67 - 30)
3/01 HB 4646 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (61 - 34)
3/01 HB 4647 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (69 - 26)
2/24 HB 4292 Changes in Required Magistrate Qualifications Bill Passed - House (61 - 37)
11/20 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House (64 - 23)
11/18 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
6/02 HB 102 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House (74 - 23)
5/31 HB 2010 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 12)
4/11 SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers Bill Passed - House (71 - 29)
4/11 SB 373 PROMISE Scholarship Amendments Bill Passed - House (86 - 14)
6/28 HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
6/26 HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Bill Passed - House (67 - 21)
3/16 SB 150 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 5)
2/27 SB 248 Non-Participation in the Real ID Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
2/26 HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Passed - House (62 - 36)
2/26 HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Passed - House (62 - 36)
2/16 Com Sub HB 2718 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)

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