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Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

Office: Governor (ID), Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2005 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 197)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 10)
Yea
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House
(284 - 140)
Nay
May 19, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(329 - 89)
Yea
March 11, 2004 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill Bill Passed - House
(391 - 22)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 11, 2013 H 278 Appropriates Funds for Sportsmen Acess Programs and Amends the Expendable Big Game Depredation Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 284 Commission on the Arts Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1194 Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1202 Idaho State Historical Society Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1203 Idaho Commission for Libraries Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 1, 2008 H 592 Film and Television Production Rebate Signed - Executive
Sign
March 29, 2007 S 1212 Appropriations for Parks and Recreation Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto

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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:

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  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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