Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Earl Ray Tomblin
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Appointed: 11/15/2010
Last Appointed: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Joanne; 1 Child: Brent
Birth Date: 03/15/1952
Birth Place: Logan County, WV
Home City: Chapmanville, WV
Religion: Presbyterian
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/21/11 HB 201 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14)
Did Not Vote
8/05/11 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 1)
Did Not Vote
8/03/11 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
Did Not Vote
3/13/10 HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Yea
3/12/10 HB 4652 School Calendar Committees
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Yea
3/02/10 SB 597 Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Yea
11/18/09 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 2)
Yea
11/17/09 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
3/31/09 SB 419 Calorie Information Posting Requirement for Restaurants
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Yea
3/13/09 SB 238 Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Yea
2/25/09 SB 373 PROMISE Scholarship Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/12/09 SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/28/08 HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9)
Yea
2/27/08 SB 248 Non-Participation in the Real ID Act
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
Yea
1/09/08 SB 150 2008-2009 Budget
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/28/07 Com Sub for Com Sub SB 337 Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
Yea
2/28/07 Com Sub SB 544 Parental Notification of Juvenile Abortions
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4)
Yea
2/26/07 Com Sub SB 544 Parental Notification of Juvenile Abortions
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/21/07 Com Sub for Com Sub SB 219 Ban on Smoking in a Vehicle with a Minor
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/01/14 SB 477 Requires Schools to Provide Teachers Planning Time Within Each School Day Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/14 SB 426 Amends Higher Education Policy Commission Membership Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/14 HB 4254 Authorizes Paid Leave for State Employees Who Provide Disaster Relief Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/14 HB 4343 Establishes the West Virginia Project Launchpad Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/14 HB 4425 Requires Police Superintendent to Establish a Cadet Selection Board Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/14 HB 4588 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/14 HB 2165 Amends Death Certificate Fees for Military Veterans Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/14 SB 12 Relating to Expedited Partner Therapy Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/13 HB 2738 Relating to Administration of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/13 SB 331 Relating to Payment of Consumers Sales Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/13 SB 65 Relating to Pension Benefits Exempt From State Income Taxation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/01/13 HB 2805 Expands the Supreme Court Candidate Public Financing Program Signed - Executive
Sign
4/22/13 HB 2108 Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense Signed - Executive
Sign
4/17/13 SB 21 Requires Health Care Providers to Wear Identification Badges Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 SB 477 Relating to regulating possession of exotic animals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 SB 547 Relating to certain criminal conviction expungement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 SB 634 Relating to authorizing certain municipalities impose limited special public safety assessment fee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 SB 408 Relating to crimes against property involving graffiti Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 HB 2278 Relating to Authorizing the Use of Additional Medium for Use in Archiving Government Records Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 SB 623 Relating to authorizing PSC promulgate rules establishing capacity improvement fee requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/03/12 HB 4486 Requires Insurance Policy Disclosure When a Claim is Filed Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/12 HB 4489 Relating to the authority of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight Board Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/16/12 HB 2278 Relating to Authorizing the Use of Additional Medium for Use in Archiving Government Records Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/16/12 HB 4068 Relating to antique motor vehicles to be valued at their salvage value for personal property tax purposes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/18/11 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
8/18/11 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Signed - Executive
Sign
3/24/11 HB 2345 Relating to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/23/11 SB 608 Relating to the Department of Motor Vehicles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/21/11 HB 2438 Relating to Voting Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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