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2017 All Taxes Key Votes

Research Wrap Up: What are your legislators up to?

 Congress has been very busy in early 2017. Read further to find out what is happening on both sides of the aisle! Read More
Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 16, 2017 AK HB 115 Establishes an Income Tax Bill Passed - House (22 - 17)
April 10, 2017 AK HB 111 Restructures Oil Tax and Credit System Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - House (54 - 26)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
March 30, 2017 MT SB 354 Increased Tax on Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
March 30, 2017 TX SB 3 Appropriates State Funds to Children Attending Private and Religious Schools Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
March 16, 2017 NJ S 3048 Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
March 14, 2017 NC SB 75 Establishes a 5.5% Cap on State Income Tax Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
March 13, 2017 NJ S 3048 Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Feb. 6, 2017 AR SB 140 Requires Internet Retailers to Collect State Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Jan. 17, 2017 NY S362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
Jan. 16, 2017 WY HB 19 Requires Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax on Purchases Bill Passed - House (45 - 14)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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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