Key Votes

2011 South Carolina Key Votes

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6/22 SC H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 17) 6/22 SC H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 54) 6/14 SC H 3992 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (83 - 25) 5/25 SC S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House (65 - 39) 5/25 SC H 3407 Establishing a School Voucher Program Bill Tabled - House (60 - 59) 5/11 SC H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 16) 4/28 SC Amdt 46 Educational Television Commission Amendment to 2011-2012 Budget Amendment Adopted - House (25 - 18) 4/27 SC Amendment No. 1 Distribution Facilities and the Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 71) 4/26 SC H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - House (71 - 36) 4/05 SC S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - House (63 - 44) 3/29 SC H 3408 Freedom of Conscience Act Bill Passed - House (69 - 41) 3/15 SC Amdt 71 Repeals Funding for the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Amendment Rejected - House (46 - 69) 3/15 SC H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - House (77 - 42) 3/10 SC S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9) 3/01 SC S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 8) 2/23 SC H 3241 Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (85 - 32) 2/16 SC H 3507 Call For Constitutional Convention Resolution Passed - House (72 - 44) 2/10 SC H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 17) 1/26 SC H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - House (74 - 45)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). 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

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The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.