so the session is complete, save an unprecedented and miraculous veto
override session being called. Thus, and appropriately on Independence Day, it’s
time to compute the voting scorecard for the 2015 session. Twelve bills were
selected and weighed for computation, all but two having been voted upon in
both chambers. These were chosen mostly from the watch list compiled throughout
the session, along with others of some importance. For a bill’s vote(s) to be
selected, in one chamber there had to be more than one legislator not voting
for the winning or losing side.
that passage of bills depends upon the seated membership of a body, not voting
is counted as a negative vote. However, if a legislator had a leave of absence
granted for that day, his absent votes weren’t counted for bills voted on that
day and the score adjusted to take that into account.
are the bills with votes for final passage in every case on which the scorecard
was computed, with the conservative/reform position and the weighing indicated: