If you heard the bill was "defeated" than it means that it was not passed. I had no idea that it was up for vote so quickly.
You are correct. This is good news, however, when you give them an inch (SUV's etc.) you leave the door open for future possibilities.
I'd still watch this one. The Senate could "fluff" that issue into any bill including one on crime. Thank God for the Line Item Veto.