Governor Mark Brandt Dayton's Voting Records

Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/07/06 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (80 - 11)
Yea
12/06/06 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
Yea
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/27/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/19/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 32)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
9/07/06 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment
Bill Tabled - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
9/06/06 S AMDT 4882 Cluster Munitions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 70)
Yea
8/03/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
8/02/06 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Nay
7/25/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
7/25/06 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
7/18/06 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 16)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Nay
7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/12/06 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4560 USEMA Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (87 - 11)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4563 FEMA Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Yea
6/29/06 S 3569 U.S. -Oman Free Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 34)
Nay
6/27/06 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment
Resolution Failed - Senate (66 - 34)
Yea
6/22/06 S 2766 Defense Department FY 2007 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
6/22/06 S AMDT 4442 Troop Redeployment Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (13 - 86)
Nay
6/21/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
6/21/06 S AMDT 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
Nay
6/19/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
6/07/06 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
5/26/06 PN 1552 Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (78 - 15)
Nay
5/25/06 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
5/25/06 S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 49)
Nay
5/24/06 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Nay
5/23/06 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
5/18/06 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 35)
Nay
5/18/06 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 52)
Yea
5/18/06 S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
5/17/06 S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
5/04/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21)
Yea
5/03/06 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
5/02/06 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Nay
3/16/06 H J Res 47 Debt Limit Increase Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
3/16/06 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
5/30/14 SF 2462 Amends Gaming Regulations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/29/14 SF 2470 Establishes a Patient Registry for Medical Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
5/28/14 SF 1770 Amends Government Data Regulations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/21/14 HF 3169 Establishes a Legislative Salary Council Signed - Executive
Sign
5/20/14 HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/20/14 HF 1068 Appropriates Funds to Certain State Agencies and Projects Signed - Executive
Sign
5/20/14 HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
5/14/14 SF 1740 Requires a "Kill Switch" on a Cell Phone Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/14 HF 2536 Increases Equal Pay and Establishes Certain Workplace Protections for Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
5/06/14 SF 2047 Authorizes State to Store Infant Blood Samples Signed - Executive
Sign
4/30/14 HF 2096 Authorizes Online Voter Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/14 HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
4/09/14 HF 826 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/14 HF 1777 Amends Tax Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
5/24/13 SF 1236 Appropriates Funds to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/24/13 SF 778 Authorizes the Unionization of Family Child Care Providers Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 HF 1233 2013-2015 Biennium Health and Human Services Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 SF 1589 Increases Legislator Salaries Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 HF 677 Amends State Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 HF 1183 Omnibus Legacy Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/22/13 HF 630 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/14/13 HF 1054 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/13 SF 523 Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants for Criminal History Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/13 HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
2/19/13 HF 9 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Signed - Executive
Sign
5/14/12 HF 247 Relating to Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
5/14/12 HF 2958 Authorizes New Viking Stadium Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/12 HF 1752 Authorizes Bonds for Construction Works Signed - Executive
Sign
5/09/12 SF 1755 Relating to Furloughs for State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 SF 1717 Relating to the State Building Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/12 HF 2795 Expands Gambling Signed - Executive
Sign
5/04/12 HF 2337 Amends Property Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/12 SF 1656 Relating to High School Graduation Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 HF 203 Relating to Legislative Approval for Certain Rules Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 HF 8 Relating to Unified Personal Health Premium Account Authorization Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 HF 1870 Authorizes School Districts to Dismiss Teachers Based on Performance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/02/12 HF 2821 Relating to Redistricting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/30/12 HF 1134 Relating to the Regulation of Annuity Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/30/12 HF 2341 Requires Physician to be Present When Abortion Drugs are Administered Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/30/12 SF 1933 Relating to the Health Care Compact Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/28/12 SF 1694 Authorizes the Sale of Certain Fireworks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/27/12 HF 1974 Relating to Collective Bargaining Contract Terms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/26/12 SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/24/12 HF 1976 Relating to the E-Verify Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/12 HF 1812 Relating to State Waste Hauling Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/12 SF 247 Relating to the Public Employee Insurance Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/12 HF 1766 Relating to the Child Care Assistance Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/20/12 SF 2183 Relating to the Commissioner of Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/12 SF 1236 Relating to the Asbestos-Related Liability Fairness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/12 HF 2738 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/05/12 SF 2014 Relating to Terms of Service for Metropolitan Council Members Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/05/12 HF 2083 Requires State Reserve Funds to be Used to Reduce School Debt Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/29/12 HF 545 Requires State Budget to Include Federal Insolvency Contingency Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/12 HF 1560 Relating to Contested Case Hearings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/08/12 SF 134 Relating to the Definition of Public Employee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/05/12 HF 1467 Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/10/12 SF 530 Relating to Civil Action Verdics, Awards, and Judgments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/10/12 SF 429 Relating to Attorney Fee Awards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/10/12 SF 373 Relating to the Limitation Period for Civil Actions Reductions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/10/12 SF 149 Relating to Torts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/20/11 HF 4 Higher Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/11 HF 25 2011-2013 Health and Human Services Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/11 HF 20 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/11 HF 26 2011-2013 Biennium Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/11 SF 2 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/31/11 HF 1381 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/27/11 SF 943 Relating to Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/27/11 SF 86 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Ban Removal Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/27/11 HF 264 Relating to Civil Actions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/27/11 HF 988 Relating to Public Defenders Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/26/11 SF 509 Relating to Voter Identification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/11 HF 201 Relating to Abortion Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/11 HF 936 Relating to Abortions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/11 HF 562 Relating to Water and Sewer Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/11 SF 170 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/11 HF 460 Relating to State Fire Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 HF 934 Relating to Education Funding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 SF 887 Relating to Economic Development Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 HF 42 Omnibus Tax Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 HF 1010 Relating to Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 SF 760 2011-2012 Health and Human Services Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 HF 1101 Relating to Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 SF 1047 2012-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 HF 1140 Relating to Transportation Finance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 SF 958 Relating to Public Safety Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/19/11 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/07/11 SF 40 Amends Licensing and Codes for Education Signed - Executive
Sign
3/03/11 HF 1 Environmental Review Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
2/10/11 HF 130 2010-2013 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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