Governor Paul R. LePage's Voting Records

Office: Governor (ME), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/30/14 LD 1744 Amends Maine Lake Management Vetoed - Executive
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4/30/14 LD 1043 Amends Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1837 Authorizes Former Employees of Military Authority the Ability to Sue for Severance Pay Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1827 Authorizes a General Fund Bond Issue for Job Creation Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1310 Amends Board of Dental Examiners Structure Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 297 Requires Training of Forest Rangers Prior to Carrying Firearms Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1824 Authorizes Additional Authority to the State Board of Corrections Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1367 Establishes Study Regarding Young Adults With Mental Health Conditions Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1765 Establishes the Criminal Law Revision Commission Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1850 Establishes Commission to Student School Funding Formulas Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 222 Amends Concealed Handgun Permit Issuing Process Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 933 Establishes State Board of Dental Hygiene Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1833 Establishes Study for Injured Workers Relating to Compensation Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1154 Establishes Maine Length of Service Award Program Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1750 Establishes Submission Requirements for Wind Energy Through Rulemaking Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 440 Establishes Tax Credit for Primary Care Professionals Vetoed - Executive
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4/29/14 LD 1640 Expands MaineCare Eligibility for Veterans and Low Income Residents Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 347 Amends Insurance Coverage for Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1345 Establishes Study of Universal Health Care Option Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1772 Expands Metallic Mineral Exploration Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1120 Amends Maine's Tax Laws Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1600 Requires Health Insurers To Provide Coverage for Human Leukocyte Antigen Testing Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1641 Amends Workers' Compensation Laws Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1247 Expands Coverage of Family Planning Services Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1757 Establishes Commission on Independent Living and Disability Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1593 Establishes Study of MaineCare Reimbursements for Community Behavioral Health Services Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1185 Requires Certain Percentages of Local Food Used in Schools Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1729 Increases Period of Time for Calculation of Prior Conviction for Operating Under the Influence Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 906 Authorizes Interscholastic Participation Requirements for Students from Charter Schools Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1194 Establishes Study of Social Media Privacy in School and the Workplace Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1463 Establishes Study of Process for Tax Expenditure Review Vetoed - Executive
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4/28/14 LD 1794 Eliminates Alexander Group Contract in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Vetoed - Executive
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4/25/14 LD 1858 2014-2015 Budget Amendments Vetoed - Executive
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4/25/14 LD 1468 Requires Public Utilities Commission To Study Renewable Thermal Technologies Vetoed - Executive
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4/23/14 LD 1479 Clarifies Telecommunications Regulation Reform Vetoed - Executive
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4/22/14 LD 1809 Authorizes Use of Certain Technologies During Meetings of Quasi-Municipal Entities Vetoed - Executive
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4/22/14 LD 1829 Requires Annual Report on False Claims Made Under MaineCare and TANF Vetoed - Executive
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4/22/14 LD 1821 Implements Recommendations of the 'Right to Know' Advisory Committee Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1747 Establishes Legislative Review of Education Systems Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1816 Addresses Public Utilities Commission Recommendations Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1761 Establishes New Standards for Reorganization of State Utilities Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1719 Establishes Awareness Programs for Health Laws Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1820 Requires Health and Human Services Department to Report on TANF Program Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1431 Expands Local Foods and School Nutrition Programs Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1851 Amends Implementation Date of Mineral Mining Act Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 1806 Implements Recommendations to Amend Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/14 LD 38 Establishes Legislative Review of Public Utilities Commission Vetoed - Executive
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4/14/14 LD 1663 Requires New Contracts for MaineCare Nonemergency Transportation Vetoed - Executive
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4/14/14 LD 1619 Provides for A quorum at the Public Utilities Commission Vetoed - Executive
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4/11/14 LD 1252 Authorizes New Energy and Economic Programs Vetoed - Executive
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4/11/14 LD 1631 Clarifies What Constitutes a Contribution to a Candidate Vetoed - Executive
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4/11/14 LD 1594 Requires Department of Health and Human Services to Convene Working Group Vetoed - Executive
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4/09/14 LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
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4/07/14 LD 1060 Expands Net Energy Billing Program Vetoed - Executive
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4/07/14 LD 1671 Prohibits Motorized Recreational Gold Prospecting in Certain Waterways Vetoed - Executive
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4/02/14 LD 1798 Implements Labor Relations Board Task Force Recommendations Vetoed - Executive
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4/02/14 LD 1642 Requires Further Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices Vetoed - Executive
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4/02/14 LD 1552 Authorizes an Analysis of MaineCare Rates for Children in Preschool with Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
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4/01/14 LD 1685 Amends Childhood Neglect and Abuse Prevention Methods Vetoed - Executive
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4/01/14 LD 1365 Amends Mobility and Access to Transportation Models Vetoed - Executive
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4/01/14 LD 1717 Appropriates Funds To Homeless Youth Shelter Programs Vetoed - Executive
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4/01/14 LD 1597 Amends Medical Marijuana Provisions Vetoed - Executive
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3/24/14 LD 1449 Amends Duties of Maine's Children's Growth Council Vetoed - Executive
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3/24/14 LD 1589 Requires Department of Public Safety to Notify Public of Individuals Convicted of Certain Crimes in Other Countries Vetoed - Executive
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3/18/14 LD 39 Amends Teacher Qualification and Retirement Requirements Vetoed - Executive
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3/10/14 LD 168 Restricts Fireworks Usage Vetoed - Executive
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3/10/14 LD 523 Expands Insurance Coverage For Hearing Aids Vetoed - Executive
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3/06/14 LD 1736 Establishes Online and Digital Learning Methods Vetoed - Executive
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1/10/14 LD 386 Requires State Funded Tobacco Cessation Treatment For Certain Individuals Vetoed - Executive
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1/10/14 LD 963 Expands Access To Early Postsecondary Education Vetoed - Executive
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1/10/14 LD 1254 Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine Vetoed - Executive
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1/10/14 LD 1353 Relating to Free or Reduced Priced Lunches Vetoed - Executive
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1/10/14 LD 1572 Amends Biennial Budget Vetoed - Executive
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7/09/13 LD 1383 Increases Early Child Care and Education Services Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 703 Establishes Post-Conviction Possession of Animals as a Criminal Offense Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1181 Amends Cost-of-Living Increases for Nursing Facilities Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 236 Prohibits the Use of Drones Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 443 Amends Workers Compensation Benefits Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 487 Establishes MaineCare Eligibility for Former Foster Children Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 611 Increases Minimum Wage Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 828 Amends the Administration of the Child Care Subsidy Program Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 890 Specifies that the Government Should Make Preference for American-Made Products Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1069 Authorizes Flexibility in State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1259 Requires Legislative Review of Foreign Employment Checks in the Logging Industry Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1103 Encourages Development in the Logging Industry Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1263 Increases Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1533 Amends the Maine Online Learning Program Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1198 Amends Unemployment Benefits to Include Remuneration for Vacation Time Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1486 Increases Preventative Oral Health Care Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1573 Extends the Authorization for the Maine Education Effectiveness Council Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1057 Amends Public Funding of Charter Schools Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1129 Promotes "Innovation" in Public Schools Vetoed - Executive
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7/08/13 LD 1282 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Products Vetoed - Executive
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7/02/13 LD 1235 Amends School Construction Laws Vetoed - Executive
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7/02/13 LD 1362 Establishes a Review of Risks Associated with Tar Sands Oil Vetoed - Executive
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7/02/13 LD 1232 Requires "Integrity" in Maintaining the Fund for a Healthy Maine Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 1390 Amends Regulations of the Cancellation of Subscription Services Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 225 Restores the Consumer Rate Review for Individual Health Insurance Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 1046 Establishes Requirements for the Prescribing and Administering of Naloxene Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 745 Promotes Sustainable Food Policies Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 1543 Requires Legislative Review of the Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions Vetoed - Executive
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6/28/13 LD 161 Restricts Health Insurance Carriers to Rating on the Basis of One Geographic Area Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 380 Defines the Threatening Display of Dangerous Weapons Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 897 Establishes the Volunteer Advocate Program Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 1349 Amends the Charter School Approval Process Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 1231 Amends the Compulsory School Attendance Laws Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 1427 Establishes a Resource and Development Coordinating Council Vetoed - Executive
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6/25/13 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 1342 Limits Sewer Utility Rates Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 434 Establishes Safe Working Conditions for Home Care Workers Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 1509 2014-2015 Biennium Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 1128 Authorizes Local Control in Chartering Public Schools Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 1032 Establishes a Task Force to Study Cancer Rates in Maine Vetoed - Executive
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6/24/13 LD 825 Establishes a Study of Climate Change and Implements the Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Report on Climate Change Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 777 Protects Working Mothers who Breast Feed Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 1271 Amends Penalties for Campaing Finance Reporting Violations and Late Filing by Political Action Committees Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 752 Requires a Study on the Effectiveness of Professional Development Services Provided to Child Care Providers Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 598 Requires all Relevant State Agencies to Coordinate Efforts to End and Prevent Homelessness Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 1023 Requires Transparency in Fundraising by and Loddying of a Governor-Elect Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/13 LD 911 Increases Revenue for the ATV Recreational Management Fund Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/13 LD 851 Refunds Excess Funds by a Municipality that Forecloses on Real Estate Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/13 LD 1451 Requires the State Workforce Investment Board to Include Representatives of Local Workforce Investment Boards Vetoed - Executive
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6/19/13 LD 1559 Omnibus Energy Bill Vetoed - Executive
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6/18/13 LD 984 Amends the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy Vetoed - Executive
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6/18/13 LD 1144 Requires Regulations to Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership Vetoed - Executive
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6/18/13 LD 734 Amends the Sales Tax Exemption on Commercial Wood Harvesting Equipment Vetoed - Executive
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6/18/13 LD 671 Requires Charter Schools to Operate as Nonprofit Organizations Vetoed - Executive
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6/18/13 LD 670 Encourages the Use of Career Interest and Aptitude Tests in Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/13 LD 146 Requires the Bureau of Insurance to Study Issues of Long-Term Care Insurance Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/13 LD 1066 Expands Medicaid Coverage Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 1093 Clarifies Criteria for the Health Professions Loan Program for Physicians Practicing Neurology and Psychiatry Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 1281 Establishes a Sunshine Review of the Licensing of Recreational Therapists Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 555 Establishes a Working Group to Consider Reforms of the Practices of the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 610 Resolves to Review and Amend Rules Regarding Hospital Charity Care Guidelines Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 491 Amends Timber Harvesting on Land Managed by the Division of Parks and Public Lands Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/13 LD 115 Prohibits the Sale of Gasoline Containing Corn-Based Ethanol Signed - Executive
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6/10/13 LD 1044 Amends Prosecution Laws for an Individual Possessing a Controlled Substance Vetoed - Executive
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6/04/13 LD 1025 Repeals the Requirement that the Attorney General and Staff Salaries be Approved by the Governor Vetoed - Executive
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5/31/13 LD 1366 Requires Public Schools To Offer Instruction on CPR and Automated External Defibrillators Vetoed - Executive
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5/31/13 LD 1201 Authorizes Legal Proceedings for Employees Subjected to Abusive Work Environments Vetoed - Executive
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5/28/13 LD 1546 Expands Medicaid and Authorizes Liquor Operation Bonds Vetoed - Executive
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5/20/13 LD 468 Prohibits Smoking on College Campuses Vetoed - Executive
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5/20/13 LD 387 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to Study Assistance for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
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5/17/13 LD 319 Requires the Department of Administration and Financials Services and the Bureau of Revenue Services to Report on Conformity Vetoed - Executive
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5/15/13 LD 521 Restructures the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structure Vetoed - Executive
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5/07/13 LD 6 Prohibits a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit Vetoed - Executive
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5/03/13 LD 405 Authorizes Cities to Raise Vehicle Registration Fees Vetoed - Executive
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4/04/13 LD 272 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Facilities by Minors Vetoed - Executive
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4/02/13 LD 49 Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deed Vetoed - Executive
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2/19/13 LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information Signed - Executive
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5/25/12 LD 225 Relating to Bonds Vetoed - Executive
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5/25/12 LD 1469 Relating to Gaming for Money Conducted by Non-profit Organizations Vetoed - Executive
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5/25/12 LD 807 Relating to Bonding Authority Vetoed - Executive
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4/20/12 LD 1550 Relating to Filing Fees for County Registries of Deeds Vetoed - Executive
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4/18/12 LD 1913 Worker's Compensation Amendments Signed - Executive
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4/14/12 LD 1761 Relating to Funding for E-9-1-1 Services Vetoed - Executive
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4/14/12 LD 1745 Relating to the Inspection of Amusement Rides Vetoed - Executive
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3/30/12 LD 145 Relating to Foreclosure Proceedings Vetoed - Executive
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3/29/12 LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments Signed - Executive
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1/05/12 LD 1264 Relating to Energy Efficiency Vetoed - Executive
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1/05/12 LD 338 Relating to Income Tax Credits Vetoed - Executive
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1/05/12 LD 205 Relating to Sales Tax Exemptions for Performing Arts Organizations Vetoed - Executive
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6/23/11 LD 547 Public Health Nuisance Laws Vetoed - Executive
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6/23/11 LD 566 Changes to Department of Education Vetoed - Executive
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6/21/11 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Signed - Executive
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6/20/11 LD 398 Licensing Requirements for Nurses Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/11 LD 296 Changes to Fingerprinting System for Criminal History Background Checks Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/11 LD 568 Establishes a Unified Early Childhood Education System Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 LD 531 Qualifications for the Director of the Office of Adult Mental Health Services Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 LD 1290 Preventative Practices in Oral Health Care Vetoed - Executive
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6/17/11 LD 1139 CPR and AED Certification Required for High School Graduation Vetoed - Executive
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6/16/11 LD 325 Authorizes Representation by Persons Other than Attorneys Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/11 LD 821 Enforcement of Liquor Laws Vetoed - Executive
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6/08/11 LD 340 Timber Harvesting on State Land Vetoed - Executive
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5/26/11 LD 1222 Relating to Health Insurance and Health Care Vetoed - Executive
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5/17/11 LD 1333 Health Care Coverage Policy Changes Signed - Executive
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