Governor Jack Markell's Voting Records

Office: Governor (DE), Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
9/19/14 HB 231 Amends Diamond State Port Corporation Board of Directors Appointment Laws Vetoed - Executive
Veto
9/04/14 HB 13 Prohibits Lawmakers from Becoming Lobbyists for 1 Year After Leaving Office Signed - Executive
Sign
7/15/14 SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Signed - Executive
Sign
6/25/14 SB 209 Amends Charter School Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
4/15/14 HB 265 Increases Certain Business Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
1/30/14 SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/13 HB 200 2013-2014 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
6/19/13 SB 97 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression Signed - Executive
Sign
6/12/13 SB 16 Requires Gun Owners to Report Missing Firearms Signed - Executive
Sign
5/08/13 HB 35 Requires Background Checks Prior to the Purchase of Firearms Signed - Executive
Sign
5/07/13 HB 75 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
8/17/12 HB 387 Relating to Special Funds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/15/12 SB 185 Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature Signed - Executive
Sign
7/18/12 SB 223 Relating to Reincorporating the Town of Georgetown Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/28/12 HB 333 Authorizes Online Gambling Signed - Executive
Sign
6/27/12 HB 289 Limits Payday Loans Signed - Executive
Sign
9/21/11 HB 50 Consumer Protection Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/09/11 HB 33 Municipal Elections Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/03/11 SB 65 Expansion of Criminal Nuisance Definition Signed - Executive
Sign
7/14/11 HB 95 Repeals Helmet Requirement for Motorcyclists Over Age 19 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/05/11 HJR 6 General Fund Estimates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/11/11 SB 30 Same-Sex Civil Unions Signed - Executive
Sign
5/04/11 HB 47 State Inspection of Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
Sign
4/20/11 HB 19 Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession Signed - Executive
Sign
8/25/10 HB 347 Raising the Reporting Age for Misdemeanors by Students Signed - Executive
Sign
8/02/10 HB 462 Relating to Penalties for Violations of Required Motor Vehicle Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/02/10 HB 463 Relating to Massage and Bodywork Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/19/10 HB 92 Relating to Occupational Licenses and Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/19/10 SB 311 Relating to Natural Resources and Environmental Control Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/08/10 SB 234 Universal Recycling and Beverage Containers Signed - Executive
Sign
2/09/10 HB 251 Felton Charter Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
1/28/10 HB 310 Legalizing Table Games Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/09 HB 201 Beverage Container Deposit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/02/09 SB 121 Adding Sexual Orientation to Delaware Anti-Discriminatory Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/09 HB 211 Cigarette Tax Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/09 HB 210 Liquor License Fee Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/09 HB 291 Estate Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/09 HB 290 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
6/24/09 HB 107 Manufactured Housing Rental Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign

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