Governor Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lori; 4 Children: John, Carolyn, Kimberly Dawn, Corrine
Birth Date: 05/03/1942
Birth Place: Caldwell, ID
Home City: Star, ID
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/12/10 S 1419 2010-2011 Higher Education Budget Amendments
Signed - Executive
Sign
12/06/06 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill
Bill Failed - House (250 - 162)
Did Not Vote
9/29/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (231 - 181)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007
Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 6)
Yea
9/29/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (250 - 170)
Yea
9/28/06 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
Bill Passed - House (232 - 191)
Nay
9/27/06 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (253 - 168)
Yea
9/26/06 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session
Motion Rejected - House (171 - 217)
Nay
9/26/06 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (244 - 173)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005
Bill Failed - House (234 - 172)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Bill Passed - House (277 - 131)
Yea
9/26/06 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007
Conference Report Adopted - House (394 - 22)
Yea
9/26/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - House (264 - 153)
Yea
9/25/06 HR 5062 New Hampshire Wilderness Act
Bill Failed - House (220 - 169)
Yea
9/21/06 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (277 - 140)
Yea
9/21/06 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006
Bill Failed - House (215 - 204)
Yea
9/20/06 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (228 - 196)
Yea
9/14/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (283 - 138)
Yea
9/13/06 HR 4893 Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act
Bill Failed - House (247 - 171)
Yea
9/07/06 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill
Bill Passed - House (263 - 146)
Nay
7/29/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 180)
Yea
7/28/06 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (279 - 131)
Yea
7/27/06 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (270 - 148)
Nay
7/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (359 - 68)
Yea
7/20/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - House (221 - 205)
Nay
7/19/06 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (260 - 167)
Yea
7/19/06 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
Veto Override Failed - House (235 - 193)
Nay
7/18/06 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (236 - 187)
Yea
7/18/06 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act
Bill Failed - House (273 - 154)
Yea
7/13/06 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (390 - 33)
Yea
7/12/06 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 166)
Yea
7/11/06 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (114 - 297)
Nay
7/11/06 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill
Bill Passed - House (317 - 93)
Yea
6/29/06 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (232 - 187)
Yea
6/29/06 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - House (393 - 23)
Yea
6/29/06 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (227 - 183)
Nay
6/28/06 H Amdt 1156 Trigger Lock Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 191)
Yea
6/22/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 172)
Nay
6/22/06 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment
Bill Passed - House (269 - 156)
Yea
6/20/06 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (407 - 19)
Yea
6/16/06 H Res 861 Global War on Terror
Resolution Passed - House (256 - 153)
Yea
6/14/06 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (406 - 22)
Nay
6/13/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 67)
Yea
6/09/06 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act
Bill Passed - House (373 - 34)
Nay
6/08/06 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006
Bill Passed - House (321 - 101)
Yea
6/07/06 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (361 - 53)
Yea
6/06/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007
Bill Passed - House (389 - 9)
Yea
5/23/06 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (378 - 46)
Yea
5/18/06 H Amdt 842 Outer Continental Shelf for Gas and Oil Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (141 - 279)
Yea
5/18/06 H Amdt 856 Outer Continental Shelf Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 203)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/04/14 S 1430 Appropriates Additional Funds for Fiscal Year 2015 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/26/14 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Signed - Executive
Sign
3/12/14 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Signed - Executive
Sign
2/28/14 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/13 H 221 Amends Public School Charter Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/13 H 278 Appropriates Funds for Sportsmen Acess Programs and Amends the Expendable Big Game Depredation Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/13 S 1080 a Expands the Office of the Attorney General to Eliminate Intra-Department Conflicts of Interest Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/01/13 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/13 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Signed - Executive
Sign
3/28/13 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
3/22/13 H 55 Authorizes Telecommunications Businesses to Solicit Existing Customers Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 S 1348 Requires doctors to provide end-of-life care Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 H 660 Amends the Judicial Retirement Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 H 563 Reduces Income Tax Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 S 1274 Prohibits Texting While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/12 H 695 Establishes a Legislative Legal Defense Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/12 S 1295 Requires Massage Therapists to be Licensed Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/12 S 1256 Authorizes the Auction of Big-Game Tags Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/12 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Signed - Executive
Sign
3/23/12 H 481 Repeals Limit on Charter Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
3/23/12 H 464 Prohibits Local Ordinances from Limiting Oil and Gas Extraction Signed - Executive
Sign
3/01/12 HB 391 Repeals the Presidential Primary Election Signed - Executive
Sign
2/21/12 H 404 Prohibits Camping on Capitol Mall Property Signed - Executive
Sign
4/20/11 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/13/11 S 1165 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
Sign
4/13/11 S 1202 Appropriations to Secretary of State Signed - Executive
Sign
4/08/11 S 1184 Technology in the Classroom Signed - Executive
Sign
4/06/11 H 187 Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals Signed - Executive
Sign
4/06/11 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
4/06/11 S 1182 2012-2013 State Liquor Division Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/11 H 260 Medicaid Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/11 S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
3/22/11 H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/11 S 1110 Redistributing Public School Funds for Teachers Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/11 S 1108 Education Provisions and Teacher Entitlements Signed - Executive
Sign
3/03/11 S 1007 Labor Organizations Signed - Executive
Sign
2/28/11 S 1006 Right to Work Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/10 S 1419 2010-2011 Higher Education Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
4/08/10 H 496 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Signed - Executive
Sign
4/08/10 H 589 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Signed - Executive
Sign
3/31/10 S 1418 2010-2011 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/10 H 391 Opposing Federal Individual Health Insurance Mandate Signed - Executive
Sign
5/18/09 H 303 Online Public Education Signed - Executive
Sign
5/18/09 H 374 Allowing Diversion of Funds to Virtual Education Signed - Executive
Sign
5/12/09 H 376 Transportation Funding Package Signed - Executive
Sign
5/06/09 S 1166 Workers' Compensation Dividend Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
5/05/09 H 262 Teacher Compensation Adjustments Signed - Executive
Sign
4/25/09 S 1175a Relating to Fish and Game Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/09 H 276 2009-2010 Department of Environmental Quality Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
4/21/09 H 295 Soil Conservation Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1205 Idaho State Capitol Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 272 Department of Water Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 273 Department of Insurance Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 300 Public Health Trust Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1197 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 274 Industrial Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 284 Commission on the Arts Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 292 Military Division Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1194 Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1195 Medical Boards Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1198 Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1201 State Liquor Dispensary Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1202 Idaho State Historical Society Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1203 Idaho Commission for Libraries Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 280 Idaho State Lottery Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 282 Division of Building Safety Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 283 Division of Human Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 293 Department of Commerce Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 297 State Independent Living Council Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 H 298 Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1192 Department of Correction Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1206 Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1191 State Appellate Public Defender Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/09 S 1187 Human Rights Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 H 245 Parents as Teachers Program Establishment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1178 Department of Parks and Recreation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1176 Office of Species Conservation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1189 Public Employee Retirement System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1179 Office of Energy Resources Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1177 Department of Fish and Game Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1190 Idaho State Police Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1188 Public Utilities Commission Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/09 S 1181 State Board of Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/17/09 H 161 State Agency Security Breach Notification Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/16/09 S 1186 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/09 H 173 Restricting Eligibility for State Retiree Health Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
4/15/08 H 680 Community Infrastructure Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/08 H 664 Relating to income tax credits for research activity Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/08 H 599 Eliminating the Personal Property Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/08 H 586 State Administered Vehicle Emissions Testing Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/08 H 657 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/08 H 592 Film and Television Production Rebate Signed - Executive
Sign
3/31/08 H 588 Food Tax Credit Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign
3/28/08 S 1393 Non-Compete Agreements Signed - Executive
Sign
3/28/08 S 1441 Prohibiting Local Gun Ordinances Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/08 H 636 Appropriations to the Legislative Council for Fiscal Year 2009 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/25/08 H 348 Legalizing Alcohol Sales on Election Day Signed - Executive
Sign
3/24/08 H 561 Tax Exemptions for the Processing of Fuel for Energy Production Signed - Executive
Sign
3/24/08 H 562 Tax Exemption for New Capital Investments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/08 S 1385 Revision of Provisions for Disposal of Tax Deeded Property by a County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/08 S 1458 Additional Appropriations for Substance Abuse Services and the Office of Drug Policy for Fiscal Year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/20/08 H 553 Alternate Holidays for Department of Education Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/08 H 608 Appropriations for Statewide Substance Abuse Services and the Office of Drug Policy for Fiscal Year 2009 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/05/08 H 366 Driver's License Residency Requirement Signed - Executive
Sign
4/05/07 H 336 Highway Project Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/07 S 1153 Small Lawsuit Resolution Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/29/07 S 1212 APPROPRIATIONS - PARKS AND RECREATION Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/28/07 S 1172 English as the Official Language Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/07 H 105 Persi- Sick Leave Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/27/07 S 1082 Parental Consent for Underage Abortions Signed - Executive
Sign
3/23/07 S 1125 Motor Vehicle Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/22/07 H 121 Smoking Ban in Bowling Alleys Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/07 H 81 Income Tax Credit for Food Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/14/07 H 8 Notice of Levy and Distraint Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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