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Mark Dayton's Voting Records

Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Nov. 2, 2005 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2005 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2259 AIDS Drug Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2287 After School Funding Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 56)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2275 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2275 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 51)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2292 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2292 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2005 S AMDT 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 29, 2005 PN 801 Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Senate
(78 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Bill Failed - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
July 29, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Nay
July 28, 2005 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
July 28, 2005 S AMDT 1626 Child Safety Lock Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
July 26, 2005 S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
July 26, 2005 S AMDT 1351 Corporate Financing of Terrorism Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
July 20, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
July 19, 2005 S AMDT 1241 US Agency for International Development Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Yea
July 14, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 56)
Nay
July 14, 2005 S Amdt 1189 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
Yea
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1222 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
July 1, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
June 30, 2005 S 1307 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
June 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 0)
Yea
June 29, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Senate Co-sponsor
June 28, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 12)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 29, 2014 SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
May 21, 2014 HF 3169 Establishes a Citizen Council to Set the Salary of Legislators Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments Signed - Executive
Sign
May 20, 2014 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2014 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2014 HF 2536 Requires Equal Pay and Increases Maternity Leave Signed - Executive
Sign
May 6, 2014 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples Signed - Executive
Sign
April 30, 2014 HF 2096 Authorizes Online Voter Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
April 14, 2014 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
April 9, 2014 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Signed - Executive
Sign
March 21, 2014 HF 1777 Repeals Certain Business Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 24, 2013 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 24, 2013 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 1183 Omnibus Legacy Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 23, 2013 SF 1589 State Government Appropriations and Increase in Governor and Legislator Pay Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 677 Amends State Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
May 22, 2013 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2013 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2013 SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2013 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 19, 2013 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2012 HF 247 Relating to Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2012 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2012 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2012 SF 1755 Relating to Furloughs for State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 SF 1717 Relating to the State Building Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 4, 2012 HF 2795 Expands Gambling Signed - Executive
Sign
May 4, 2012 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 4, 2012 SF 1656 Relating to High School Graduation Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 203 Relating to Legislative Approval for Certain Rules Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HF 8 Relating to Unified Personal Health Premium Account Authorization Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2012 HF 2821 Relating to Redistricting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 HF 1134 Relating to the Regulation of Annuity Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 SF 1933 Relating to the Health Care Compact Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2012 HF 2341 Requires Physician to be Present When Abortion Drugs are Administered Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 28, 2012 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 27, 2012 HF 1974 Relating to Collective Bargaining Contract Terms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 26, 2012 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 24, 2012 HF 1976 Relating to the E-Verify Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 23, 2012 SF 247 Relating to the Public Employee Insurance Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 23, 2012 HF 1812 Relating to State Waste Hauling Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2012 HF 1766 Relating to the Child Care Assistance Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2012 SF 2183 Relating to the Commissioner of Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 9, 2012 SF 1236 Relating to the Asbestos-Related Liability Fairness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 9, 2012 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 5, 2012 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 5, 2012 SF 2014 Relating to Terms of Service for Metropolitan Council Members Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 29, 2012 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2012 HF 1560 Relating to Contested Case Hearings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 8, 2012 SF 134 Relating to the Definition of Public Employee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 5, 2012 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 373 Relating to the Limitation Period for Civil Actions Reductions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 429 Relating to Attorney Fee Awards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 530 Relating to Civil Action Verdics, Awards, and Judgments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 10, 2012 SF 149 Relating to Torts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 20, 2011 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
July 20, 2011 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 31, 2011 HF 1381 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HF 988 Relating to Public Defenders Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 SF 943 Relating to Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HF 264 Relating to Civil Actions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 SF 86 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Ban Removal Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 26, 2011 SF 509 Relating to Voter Identification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 201 Relating to Abortion Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 SF 170 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 562 Relating to Water and Sewer Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 936 Relating to Abortions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 25, 2011 HF 460 Relating to State Fire Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1010 Relating to Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1101 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 958 Relating to Public Safety Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 934 Relating to Education Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 SF 887 Relating to Economic Development Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 1140 Relating to Transportation Finance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 24, 2011 HF 42 Omnibus Tax Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2011 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 7, 2011 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Signed - Executive
Sign
March 3, 2011 HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 10, 2011 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget 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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