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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)
Nay
May 14, 1998 HR 2431 Religious Freedom Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Nay
May 13, 1998 H Amdt 621 Enhance Banking Flexibility Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(140 - 281)
Nay
May 13, 1998 HR 10 Financial Services Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(214 - 213)
Yea
May 6, 1998 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 4)
Yea
April 30, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(242 - 163)
Nay
April 30, 1998 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Yea
April 29, 1998 HR 3717 Needle Exchange Funding Ban Bill Passed - House
(287 - 140)
Yea
April 22, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(238 - 186)
Yea
April 1, 1998 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
April 1, 1998 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 80)
Nay
March 31, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(212 - 208)
Yea
March 30, 1998 HR 3581 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Failed - House
(74 - 337)
Yea
March 30, 1998 HR 3582 Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(405 - 6)
Yea
March 27, 1998 H Amdt 542 Road Construction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(200 - 187)
Yea
March 27, 1998 HR 2515 Forest Recovery and Protection bill Bill Failed - House
(181 - 201)
Nay
March 26, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill Bill Passed - House
(202 - 200)
Yea
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Yea
March 17, 1998 H Res 364 Human Rights in China Resolution Passed - House
(397 - 0)
Did Not Vote
March 11, 1998 HR 1432 African Growth bill Bill Passed - House
(233 - 186)
Nay
March 4, 1998 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill Bill Passed - House
(209 - 208)
Nay
Feb. 26, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 1998 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 300)
Nay
Feb. 24, 1998 HR 424 Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes Bill Passed - House
(350 - 59)
Yea
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Nay
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill Bill Passed - House
(242 - 174)
Yea
Jan. 27, 1998 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 13, 1997 H Con Res 137 Iraq War Crimes Tribunal Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 HR 2159 Foreign Operations FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(333 - 76)
Nay
Nov. 13, 1997 HR 2267 Appropriations bill FY98, Commerce, Justice, and State Conference Report Adopted - House
(282 - 110)
Nay
Nov. 13, 1997 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill Resolution Passed - House
(241 - 165)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Nay
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(352 - 65)
Nay
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2616 Charter School Expansion Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(367 - 57)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill Bill Passed - House
(408 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 S 858 Intelligence FY98 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(385 - 36)
Yea
Nov. 6, 1997 HR 2386 U.S.-Taiwan Missile Defense Cooperation bill Bill Passed - House
(301 - 116)
Nay
Nov. 5, 1997 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill Bill Passed - House
(416 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2644 United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act Bill Failed - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill Bill Failed - House
(191 - 228)
Yea
Oct. 30, 1997 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Bill Passed - House
(307 - 120)
Yea
Oct. 28, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 123)
Yea
Oct. 24, 1997 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(233 - 171)
Nay
Oct. 23, 1997 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 198)
Yea
Oct. 23, 1997 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 22, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(248 - 178)
Nay
Oct. 9, 1997 HR 2607 District of Columbia FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(203 - 202)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1997 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 18)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1997 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 207)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 25, 2010 H 3541 Relating to Bear Hunting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2010 S 1392 Relating to License Plates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2010 S 1372 Relating to Sumter School Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2010 H 3975 Relating to Hunters' Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 H 4172 Relating to Local Government Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 H 3746 Relating to Petition Candidates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 405 Relating to Property Taxes for Live-In Boats Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 H 4187 Relating to Airport Lease Terms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 H 4542 Relating to Ethics Investigation Reports Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 950 Relating to "Improvement Districts" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 783 Relating to Patriots Point Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 717 Relating to Sales Tax Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 288 Relating to Drivers License Symbols Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2010 S 337 Relating to Certificates of Need Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 9, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 7, 2010 H 3790 Relating to Mortgage Loan Originators Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2010 H 4715 Relating to the Chesterfield Jefferson National Guard Armory Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2010 H 4174 Relating to Property Transfer Reassesments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2010 S 850 Relating to Forestry Commission Income Tax Contribution Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2010 S 962 Relating to Coroners Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2010 H 4250 Relating to the Lowcountry-Horry Technical College Enterprise Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 S 1190 Related to Richland Farmer's Market Loan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 S 1379 Relating to Guardian ad Litem Renaming Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 H 3536 Relating to Coroner Candidates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 H 4828 Relating to the Irmo Fire District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 S 836 Relating to Riverbanks Zoo Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 S 906 Relating to Judicial Retirement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2010 S 1363 Relating to National Board Certification Teachers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2010 H 4923 Relating to Orangeburg School General Obligation Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2010 S 454 Relating to Pyrotechnic Board Membership Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 12, 2010 S 481 Relating to the Certified Athletic Trainer Foundation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 12, 2010 H 4511 Relating to the Rural Infrastructure Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 12, 2010 H 4347 Relating to the Chief Economist Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 12, 2010 H 4607 Relating to Automobile Advertising Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 12, 2010 H 3161 Relating to Court Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 11, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 26, 2010 H 4755 Georgetown County School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 26, 2010 H 3395 General Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 H 4728 Bond Authority for Fort Mill School District No. 4 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 H 3707 Gasoline Supplier Ethanol Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 S 964 Establishing the Technical College of the Lowcountry Enterprise Campus Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 S 19 Relating to Private College and University Police Jurisdiction Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 24, 2010 H 4432 Fairfield County School District Board of Trustees Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 24, 2010 H 4431 Fairfield County School District Finance Committee Establishment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 24, 2010 H 3624 Dorchester County Transportation Committee Payment Specifications Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 2, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 19, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 19, 2009 H 3616 Enterprise Campus Authorities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 6, 2009 S 540 School Day Make-Up Requirement Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 6, 2009 H 3627 Department of Education Boat Use for Sandy Island Residents Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 6, 2009 H 3776 Per Diem and Travel Expenses for Dorchester County Officials Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 8, 2009 H 3583 School Day Make-Up Requirement Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 8, 2009 H 3649 School Day Make-Up Requirement Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 2, 2008 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 S 181 Corrections Clean-Up Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 H 4554 Real Estate Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 H 3812 Millage Cap Exceptions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 H 3912 Physician Practice Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 S 577 Assault on Sports Officials Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 H 4950 Textile Revitalization Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4982 Dillon County Millage Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 970 DHEC AIDS Notification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 799 Acupuncture Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4773 Employment Security Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 1141 Energy Efficient Mobile Homes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 968 Concealed Weapons Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4743 TIF Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 5012 Nurse Nametag Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4815 Film Incentives Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 1143 Sales Tax Holidays and Splash Blending Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 S 1252 Endowed Chairs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 3993 Baseball Days Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4339 National Guard Pension Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 11, 2008 H 4470 Fire Sprinklers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 S 950 Denmark Tech Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 H 3028 Misrepresentation of Food Origin Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 S 1022 Nursing Initiative Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2008 H 3723 AED Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 H 4529 Cosmetic Lenses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 H 4900 RIP Cigarettes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2008 H 4328 Administrative Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2008 S 1085 Ethics Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2008 S 1161 Marion Court Library Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 28, 2008 H 4800 General Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 28, 2008 H 4801 Capital Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 28, 2008 H 3906 Baseball Days Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2008 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 26, 2008 H 4876 Retirement Cost Of Living Adjustments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 21, 2008 S 401 Procurement Preferences Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 21, 2008 H 3649 Alternative Fuels Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 4844 Dillon County Bond Revenue Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 3543 Environmental Board Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 3816 Bankruptcy Exemptions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 3084 Motorcycle Dealerships Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 4520 Revenue Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 S 1066 Farmers Market Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 14, 2008 S 1039 Discharge of Firearms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 4774 Deer Tax Credit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2008 H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2008 H 3379 High school rank criteria for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and the Life Scholarship Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2008 H 4686 Providing for the transfer of a surplus operations and maintenance shop in Newberry to the County of Newberry Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2008 S 771 Creating the Allendale County Aeronautics and Development Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2008 S 990 Changing the amount of time alloted for individuals to submit proposed testimony to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2008 H 3632 Criminal background checks for applicants for licensure to practice nursing and nursing licensees under investigation or disciplinary proceedings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 27, 2008 H 4403 Designating the site of the Boiling Springs Geyser in Spartanburg County as a State Historic Site Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2007 H 3471 Contingency Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2007 H 3621 Capital Reserve Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2007 S 656 Tax Relief and Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2007 S 355 Restructuring the Department of Transportation Signed - Executive
Sign
June 27, 2007 H 3620 State Government Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2007 H 3749 Annual Tax Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 26, 2007 S 804 Oconee County Registration and Elections Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 26, 2007 S 816 Darlington County Transportation Committee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2007 S 332 Workers' Compensation Signed - Executive
Sign
June 22, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 18, 2007 H 3304 Emergency Medical Services Employment Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 18, 2007 H 4164 Hampton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 18, 2007 H 3254 Schools' Academic Performance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 18, 2007 S 446 Indigent Defense Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 H 4178 Medicaid Transportation Advisory Committee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 H 3481 Fire Sprinkler Contractors Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 H 3045 Volunteer Strategic & Assistance Fire Equipment Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 S 243 Hydrogen Infrastructure Development Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 H 3034 Energy Efficiency Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 S 91 Research & Development Tax Credit Reform Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2007 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 6, 2007 S 334 Military Spouse Unemployment Benefits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 6, 2007 H 3510 Duck Stamps Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 6, 2007 S 20 Autism Mandate Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 6, 2007 S 139 Property Taxes on Motor Homes and Boats Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 6, 2007 H 3161 Public School Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 S 657 Nursing Initiative Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 H 3711 Joint Authority Water and Sewer Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 H 3409 Charleston County Aviation Authority Membership Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 S 174 Horry County Transportation Committee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 H 3490 Alcohol Education Program Act and Solicitors Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 H 3833 Election Dates for Cherokee County School District 1 and City of Gaffney Public Works Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 1, 2007 H 3818 Hampton County School Districts Boards of Trustee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 1, 2007 S 603 Colleton County School District Board of Trustees Salaries Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 1, 2007 H 3960 DOT and Naming Signs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 1, 2007 H 3289 Sales Tax Exemption on Gold Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 S 666 Winthrop University Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 23, 2007 S 277 Laurens County Mowing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 15, 2007 S 348 Chandler's Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2007 H 3115 Special Purpose Districts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2007 S 451 University Revenue Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2007 H 3509 Local Housing Trust Funds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2007 H 3694 Dolly Cooper Cemetery Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 1, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority Signed - Executive
Sign
March 28, 2007 H 3226 Ethics Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 28, 2007 S 408 County Designations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 27, 2007 H 3357 Cty Transportation Committee - PMT Marlboro Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 13, 2006 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 14, 2005 H 3239 Employment Security Commission Spartanburg Facility Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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