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Butch Otter's Voting Records

Office: Governor (ID), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 11, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(373 - 43)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(356 - 54)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2001 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 213)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(226 - 203)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(160 - 269)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 223)
Nay
July 31, 2001 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(178 - 249)
Nay
July 31, 2001 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 162)
Yea
July 26, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House
(409 - 6)
Yea
July 25, 2001 H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002 Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 186)
Yea
July 25, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Bill Passed - House
(334 - 94)
Yea
July 20, 2001 HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(375 - 30)
Yea
July 19, 2001 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(168 - 261)
Nay
July 19, 2001 H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(169 - 259)
Nay
July 19, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 198)
Yea
July 18, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Bill Passed - House
(408 - 19)
Yea
July 17, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(298 - 125)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 154)
Yea
May 23, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Bill Passed - House
(384 - 45)
Yea
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - House
(230 - 197)
Yea
May 9, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 207)
Yea
April 26, 2001 H Amdt 27 Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Nay
April 26, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act Bill Passed - House
(252 - 172)
Yea
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(223 - 206)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2014 S 1430 Appropriates Additional Funds for Fiscal Year 2015 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 26, 2014 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Signed - Executive
Sign
March 12, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 28, 2014 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2013 HB 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2013 H 278 Appropriates Funds for Sportsmen Acess Programs and Amends the Expendable Big Game Depredation Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2013 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2013 S 1080 a Expands the Office of the Attorney General to Eliminate Intra-Department Conflicts of Interest Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 1, 2013 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2013 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
March 28, 2013 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
March 22, 2013 HB 55 Authorizes Telecommunications Businesses to Solicit Existing Customers Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 S 1348 Requires Doctors to Provide End-of-Life Care Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 H 660 Amends the Judicial Retirement Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2012 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2012 S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2012 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2012 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Signed - Executive
Sign
March 23, 2012 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
March 23, 2012 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Signed - Executive
Sign
March 1, 2012 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 21, 2012 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Signed - Executive
Sign
April 20, 2011 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 13, 2011 S 1165 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
Sign
April 13, 2011 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State Signed - Executive
Sign
April 8, 2011 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom Signed - Executive
Sign
April 6, 2011 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
April 6, 2011 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
April 6, 2011 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2011 H 260 Medicaid Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2011 S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 22, 2011 H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2011 S 1108 Education Provisions and Teacher Entitlements Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2011 S 1110 Redistributing Public School Funds for Teachers Signed - Executive
Sign
March 3, 2011 S 1007 Labor Organizations Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 28, 2011 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
April 12, 2010 S 1419 2010-2011 Higher Education Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
April 8, 2010 H 589 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Signed - Executive
Sign
April 8, 2010 H 496 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Signed - Executive
Sign
March 31, 2010 S 1418 2010-2011 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2010 H 391 Opposing Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Signed - Executive
Sign
May 18, 2009 H 374 Allowing Diversion of Funds to Virtual Education Signed - Executive
Sign
May 18, 2009 H 303 Online Public Education Signed - Executive
Sign
May 12, 2009 H 376 Transportation Funding Package Signed - Executive
Sign
May 6, 2009 S 1166 Workers' Compensation Dividend Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
May 5, 2009 H 262 Teacher Compensation Adjustments Signed - Executive
Sign
April 25, 2009 S 1175a Relating to Fish and Game Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 23, 2009 H 276 2009-2010 Department of Environmental Quality Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
April 21, 2009 S 1192 Department of Correction Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1205 Idaho State Capitol Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 272 Department of Water Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 273 Department of Insurance Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 300 Public Health Trust Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1197 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 274 Industrial Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 284 Commission on the Arts Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 292 Military Division Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 295 Soil Conservation Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1194 Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1195 Medical Boards Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1198 Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1201 State Liquor Dispensary 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 21, 2009 H 280 Idaho State Lottery Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 282 Division of Building Safety Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 283 Division of Human Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 293 Department of Commerce Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 297 State Independent Living Council Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 H 298 Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1206 Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1191 State Appellate Public Defender Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2009 S 1187 Human Rights Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1177 Department of Fish and Game Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1178 Department of Parks and Recreation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1176 Office of Species Conservation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1189 Public Employee Retirement System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1179 Office of Energy Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 H 245 Parents as Teachers Program Establishment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1190 Idaho State Police Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1188 Public Utilities Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1181 State Board of Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 17, 2009 H 161 State Agency Security Breach Notification Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 16, 2009 S 1186 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
April 14, 2009 H 173 Restricting Eligibility for State Retiree Health Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2008 H 680 Community Infrastructure Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
April 14, 2008 H 664 Relating to Income Tax Credits for Research Activity Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2008 H 599 Eliminating the Personal Property Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2008 H 657 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2008 H 586 State Administered Vehicle Emissions Testing Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2008 H 592 Film and Television Production Rebate Signed - Executive
Sign
March 31, 2008 H 588 Food Tax Credit Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 28, 2008 S 1441 Prohibiting Local Gun Ordinances Signed - Executive
Sign
March 28, 2008 S 1393 Non-Compete Agreements Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2008 H 636 Appropriations to the Legislative Council for Fiscal Year 2009 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 25, 2008 H 348 Legalizing Alcohol Sales on Election Day Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2008 H 562 Tax Exemption for New Capital Investments Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2008 H 561 Tax Exemptions for the Processing of Fuel for Energy Production Signed - Executive
Sign
March 21, 2008 S 1385 Revision of Provisions for Disposal of Tax Deeded Property by a County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2008 H 553 Alternate Holidays for Department of Education Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2008 S 1458 Additional Appropriations for Substance Abuse Services and the Office of Drug Policy for Fiscal Year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 20, 2008 H 608 Appropriations for Statewide Substance Abuse Services and the Office of Drug Policy for Fiscal Year 2009 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 5, 2008 H 366 Driver's License Residency Requirement Signed - Executive
Sign
April 5, 2007 H 336 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2007 S 1153 Small Lawsuit Resolution Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 29, 2007 S 1212 Appropriations for Parks and Recreation Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 28, 2007 S 1172 English as the Official Language Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2007 H 105 Persi- Sick Leave Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 27, 2007 S 1082 Parental Consent for Underage Abortions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 23, 2007 S 1125 Motor Vehicle Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 22, 2007 H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 H 81 Income Tax Credit for Food Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 14, 2007 H 8 Notice of Levy and Distraint 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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