House Bill 1001, the state’s next two-year budget, was up for amendments on the Senate floor Tuesday. In total, Senate Democrats offered 30 amendments to the budget over the course of nearly three and a half hours, and only five were approved by Senate Republicans.
Amendments do not require roll call votes, where each member indicates on a voting machine whether they vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the amendment, but if requested, a roll call may be granted. Voice votes indicate a verbal response to approve or deny the amendment.
More often than not, Senate Republicans give minimal testimony, if any, to explain why they don’t agree with our amendments, so we time stamped each amendment to show how little consideration is given for our ideas. See our full list of amendments and what happened to them below or click here: