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Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue: Legal

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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(231 - 181)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005 Bill Failed - House
(234 - 172)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
Yea
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 184)
Yea
Oct. 19, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(306 - 120)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 194)
Yea
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
April 21, 2005 H Amdt 370 Liability Shield Language Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 219)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2004 HR 4571 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 174)
Yea
May 12, 2004 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Yea
April 9, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Bill Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 5, 2012 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
April 21, 2009 S 1191 State Appellate Public Defender Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2007 S 1153 Small Lawsuit Resolution Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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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