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Key Votes

Sam Brownback's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Samuel 'Sam' D. Brownback
Office: Governor (KS), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 5 Children: Abby, Andy, Elizabeth, Mark, Jenna
Birth Date: 09/12/1956
Birth Place: Parker, KS
Home City: Topeka, KS
Religion: Roman Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Senate Co-sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Senate Sponsor
March 26, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 7, 2006 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Senate Co-sponsor
July 13, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
July 7, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2003 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Senate Co-sponsor
June 28, 2000 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2000 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 1999 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 8, 1999 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 1999 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 29, 1998 S Amdt 3359 Married Tax Filing Amendment Senate Sponsor
March 31, 1998 S Amdt 2209 Personal Retirement Accounts Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 27, 1998 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 6, 1998 S 1723 Non-Immigrant Specialty Workers bill Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 1997 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 7, 1997 S 1260 Securities Litigation Senate Co-sponsor
March 20, 1997 S 495 Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Reduction Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1997 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1997 S J Res 1 Balanced Budget amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 7, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) House Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 1995 HR 2606 U.S. Troops in Bosnia Funding Bill House Co-sponsor
June 14, 1995 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995 House Co-sponsor
March 21, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 1995 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 123 English as the National Language House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations House Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2014 HB 2120 Relating to the Collection of DNA Samples and Gaming Crimes Vetoed - Executive
May 16, 2014 HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 14, 2014 HB 2296 Authorizes Campaign Funds to be Used for Donations to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
May 2, 2014 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Signed - Executive
April 21, 2014 HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Signed - Executive
April 18, 2014 HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion None - Executive
April 17, 2014 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Signed - Executive
April 11, 2014 SB 99 Amends Lobbyist Definition Vetoed - Executive
April 2, 2014 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
March 25, 2014 HB 2210 Amends the Date by Which a Voter May Change Party Affiliation Signed - Executive
June 17, 2013 SB 171 2014-2015 General Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 31, 2013 HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Signed - Executive
May 30, 2013 HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
May 23, 2013 HB 2120 Amends the Process for Collection of DNA Samples by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Vetoed - Executive
April 22, 2013 SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Signed - Executive
April 19, 2013 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Signed - Executive
April 19, 2013 HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Signed - Executive
April 16, 2013 HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Signed - Executive
April 16, 2013 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Signed - Executive
April 16, 2013 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
April 11, 2013 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
April 10, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Signed - Executive
April 1, 2013 HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Signed - Executive
March 27, 2013 HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Signed - Executive
June 1, 2012 HB 2333 Amends State Pension System Signed - Executive
May 21, 2012 SB 83 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Signed - Executive
April 12, 2012 SB 315 Relating to the State Bank Commissioner Vetoed - Executive
April 4, 2012 SB 353 Relating to the Board of Barbering Vetoed - Executive
March 23, 2012 HB 2624 Relating to the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund Vetoed - Executive
May 27, 2011 HB 2014 2011-2012 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 25, 2011 HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
May 16, 2011 SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
April 18, 2011 HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
April 12, 2011 HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Signed - Executive
April 8, 2011 HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Signed - Executive

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