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Key Votes

Shane Martin's Voting Records

Full Name: Shane R. Martin
Office: State Senate (SC) - District 13, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 2 Children: Ashlyn, Aidan
Birth Date: 12/31/1971
Birth Place: Spartanburg, SC
Home City: Spartanburg, SC

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 4, 2014 H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 10)
Nay
March 19, 2014 H 3101 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Failed - Senate
(9 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2013 SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Senate Sponsor
June 22, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(24 - 17)
Nay
May 11, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 16)
Yea
April 28, 2011 Amdt 46 Educational Television Commission Amendment to 2011-2012 Budget Amendment Adopted - House
(25 - 18)
Yea
March 10, 2011 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 9)
Yea
March 1, 2011 S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 11, 2011 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Senate Sponsor
June 3, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 16)
Did Not Vote
May 13, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Nay
April 14, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 12)
Nay
March 10, 2010 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 H 3272 Property Tax Law Amendments Bill Failed - Senate
(28 - 13)
Yea
June 16, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate
(35 - 9)
Yea
May 20, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate
(34 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Nay

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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.

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