Governor Robert Bentley's Voting Records

Office: Governor (AL), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/21/10 HB 105 Required Physical Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 7)
Yea
4/21/10 SB 121 Highway Construction Appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund
Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 13)
Yea
4/21/10 SB 162 PACT Funding and Tuition Restrictions
Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 7)
Yea
3/04/10 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Fund Allocation Modification
Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 21)
Did Not Vote
2/23/10 HJR 54 Referendum on Constitutional Convention
Motion Agreed - House (58 - 32)
Yea
2/16/10 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Payment Allocation Modification
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 26)
Yea
8/12/09 HB 13 Authorizes an Occupational Tax for Jefferson County
Bill Passed - House (17 - 15)
Nay
4/30/09 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol
Veto Override Passed - House (54 - 19)
Nay
4/30/09 SB 373 Deregulation of Landline Phone Service Rates
Bill Passed - House (67 - 24)
Yea
4/23/09 HB 533 Hate Crime Law Expansion
Bill Passed - House (46 - 41)
Nay
4/21/09 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 23)
Did Not Vote
3/03/09 HB 373 Higher Alcohol Content Limit for Beer
Bill Passed - House (49 - 37)
Nay
5/31/08 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget
Bill Passed - House (98 - 4)
Yea
5/06/08 HB 829 Hate Crime Legislation Regarding Victim's Sexual Orientation
Bill Passed - House (46 - 44)
Nay
5/01/08 HB 787 State Employees in Public Office
Bill Passed - House (57 - 36)
Did Not Vote
4/15/08 HB 274 Food Sales Tax Repeal
Bill Passed - House (63 - 38)
Yea
3/04/08 HB 196 Relaxing Alcohol Sales Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (48 - 42)
Nay
5/24/07 HB 112 Gill Net Fishing Ban
Bill Passed - House (74 - 21)
Yea
5/02/07 HB 507 Sunday Liquor Sales
Bill Passed - House (59 - 28)
Nay
3/20/07 HJR 29 State Legislature Pay Increase
Veto Override Passed - House (57 - 41)
Nay
4/18/06 SB 446 Eminent Domain
Conference Report Rejected - House (54 - 25)
Did Not Vote
4/06/06 SB 446 Eminent Domain
Bill Passed - House (94 - 3)
Yea
4/05/06 HB 51 Presidential Primary Date
Bill Passed - House (79 - 14)
Yea
3/29/06 Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment
Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 38)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
5/12/16 SB 363 Prohibits Dilation and Evacuation Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
4/07/16 HB 45 Prohibits Fetal Tissue from Being Sold or Used for Research Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/16 SB 125 2016-2017 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/25/16 HB 174 Prohibits Local Governments from Establishing Wage or Employee Benefits Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
9/17/15 HB 1 2015-2016 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
9/17/15 HB 3 Increases Cigarette Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
9/17/15 HB 8 Amends Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Signed - Executive
Sign
6/09/15 SB 216 Authorizes Certain Agencies to Raise Fees Signed - Executive
Sign
6/09/15 SB 71 Increases Cumulative Cap on Tax Credits Available for Scholarship Donations Signed - Executive
Sign
6/04/15 HB 247 Relating to Re-dispensing Unused Prescription Drugs Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
6/04/15 HB 80 Authorizes Law Enforcement Officer to Make Arrests or Issue Citations After Traffic Accident Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
6/04/15 HB 135 2015-2016 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/19/15 SB 45 Authorizes Public Charter Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
4/10/14 HB 489 Increases the Time Physicians Have to Provide Certain Information Prior to an Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/14 HB 103 Authorizes Commissioner of Insurance to Require Submission of Fingerprints for Criminal Background Checks Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
4/03/14 SB 63 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/14 HB 48 Authorizes a Tax Credit for the Adoption of Qualified Children Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/14 SB 165 Authorizes Married Couples to Claim Optional Standard Deduction When Filing Separate Tax Returns Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
4/03/14 HB 214 Relating to the Talladega County Special Tax Fund Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
4/03/14 HB 589 Relating to the Distribution of the Privilege License Tax in Baldwin County Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
4/02/14 SB 448 Authorizes a Booking Fee to be Assessed as Court Costs in Elmore County Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/23/13 SB 445 Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
5/20/13 HB 390 Requires Members of House & Senate Delegation to Amend the Meaning of Districts Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/20/13 SB 286 Limits Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
5/20/13 HB 658 Amends The School "Accountability Act" Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
5/20/13 HB 442 Appropriates Funds to Further Provide for the Discretionary Fund Committee Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/09/13 HB 9 Authorizes Home Brewing Signed - Executive
Sign
5/07/13 SB 340 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Signed - Executive
Sign
4/09/13 HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
Sign
3/05/13 HB 116 Franklin County creation of volunteer security forces at schools Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/16/12 HB 37 Relating to Alabama Purchase of Local Agricultural Products Incentive Program and Fund Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/16/12 SB 549 Relating to Revenue Department Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/10/12 HB 319 Relating to Elections Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/08/12 HB 360 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
6/09/11 HB 56 Immigration Enforcement Signed - Executive
Sign
6/09/11 HB 123 Education Appropriations for 2011-2012 Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto

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