Governor Terry E. Branstad's Voting Records

Office: Governor (IA), Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
5/30/14 HF 2458 Appropriates Funds to Government Entities Involved with Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection Vetoed - Executive
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5/30/14 SF 2363 Relating to Transfers and Appropriations to State and Local Enmities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/30/14 SF 2349 Appropriates Certain Funds to State Departments and Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/30/14 HF 2473 Relating to State and Local Finances Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/30/14 HF 2456 Relating to the Facilities Property Tax and Equipment Replacement Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/30/14 HF 2450 Appropriates Funds To the Justice System Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/30/14 HF 2463 Appropriates Funds for Health and Human Services and Veterans Vetoed - Executive
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5/27/14 HF 2460 Appropriates Certain Funds to State Departments and Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/10/14 HF 2438 Establishes a Retroactive Heavy Equipment Sales Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
6/20/13 SF 396 Amends State Codes to Improve Government Efficiency Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/20/13 HF 648 2013-2014 State and Local Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/13 SF 452 Appropriates Funds for State and Local Financial and Regulatory Matters Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/13 HF 638 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/13 SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget Signed - Executive
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6/20/13 SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/13 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Signed - Executive
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6/20/13 HF 604 2013-14 Higher Education Budget Vetoed - Executive
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6/20/13 SF 406 Establishes a Mental Health Advocates Division in the Department of Inspections and Appeals Vetoed - Executive
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6/12/13 SF 295 Establishes a Business Property Tax Credit Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
6/03/13 HF 215 Appropriates Education Funding and Establishes New Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
5/15/13 HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Signed - Executive
Sign
4/26/13 HF 204 Authorizes individuals to voluntarily ban themselves from gambling for 5 years or for life Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/26/13 HF 569 Establishes new license qualifications for individuals providing substance and addictive disorder counseling or prevention services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/24/13 SF 384 Prohibits Removal of a Communication Device from a Law Enforcement Officer Signed - Executive
Sign
6/05/12 SF 2316 2012-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/12 SF 2336 Prohibits State Funding For Abortions Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/12 HF 2460 Limits Tax Increment Financing Signed - Executive
Sign
5/25/12 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
5/25/12 SF 2315 Amends the Mental Health and Disability Services Program Signed - Executive
Sign
5/25/12 SF 2338 Relating to Government Operations and Efficiency and Other Related Matters Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/25/12 HF 2336 Relating to Budget for State Agencies Involved with Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/12 HF 2465 Relating to State and Local Finances Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/12 HF 2337 Relating to Budget for Certain State Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/05/12 SF 2071 Relating to Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/02/12 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Signed - Executive
Sign
7/29/11 SB 510 Justice System Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/27/11 SB 533 Local and State Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/27/11 HF 648 Local and State Budget Vetoed - Executive
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7/27/11 HF 645 Student Aid Budget Vetoed - Executive
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7/27/11 SB 517 Department of Cultural Affairs Budget Vetoed - Executive
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7/26/11 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Vetoed - Executive
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7/26/11 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Signed - Executive
Sign
7/18/11 SB 508 State Funding Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/18/11 HF 590 Establishes Economic Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
7/18/11 HF 646 Local and State Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/26/11 SF 526 Requires a Study to Weigh Outcomes of Authorizing Online Poker in Iowa Signed - Executive
Sign
4/21/11 SF 209 Relating to Public Funding and Regulatory Matters Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/12/11 SF 512 Tax Code Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/12/11 HF 642 Transportation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/11 HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/24/11 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves Signed - Executive
Sign
3/07/11 HF 45 Extension of Legislative Health Care Coverage Commission Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto

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