Governor Dave Heineman's Voting Records

Office: Governor (NE), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

We do not have any Key Votes for this candidate.

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/07/14 LB 690 Establishes the Aging Nebraskans Task Force Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/14 LB 690A Appropriates Funds to the Aging Nebraskans Task Force Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/14 LB 671 Prohibits the Hunting of Mountain Lions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/29/14 LB 130 Appropriates Funds from the Cash Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/29/14 LB 906 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/29/14 LB 905 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/13 LB 195 2013-2014 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/21/13 LB 194 2013-2014 Supplemental Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/13/13 LB 553 Increases state contribution to teacher retirement plans from 1% to 2% Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/17/12 LB 1161 Authorizes Land Study in Nebraska for Keystone XL Pipeline Route Signed - Executive
Sign
4/13/12 LB 599 Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/12 LB 862A Relating to Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/11/12 LB 1020 Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/12 LB 357 Relating to the Local Option Sales Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/12 LB 1020A Relating to Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/12 LB 806A Relating to Appropriations for the State Racing Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/12 LB 806 Relating to the State Racing Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/02/12 LB 1072 Relating to Claims Against the State Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
2/13/12 LB 415 Relating to Contraband in a Detention Facility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/26/11 LB 703 Legislative Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
5/26/11 LB 521 Requires Physician Presence During Abortions Signed - Executive
Sign
5/26/11 LB 704 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
5/24/11 LB 256 Relating to Horseracing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/24/11 LB 200 Relating to Low-Income Access to Healthy Foods Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/18/11 LB 22 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/11 LB 421 Park Entry Permit Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/26/11 LB 204 Requires Blood-Lead Testing Prior to School Enrollment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/26/11 LB 600 Adopt the Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Assessment Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/14/10 LB 780 PTSD Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/10 LB 861 Alcohol Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/10 LB 999 Temporary Prohibition on New Hospital Licenses Signed - Executive
Sign
4/13/10 LB 1103 Prohibiting Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Signed - Executive
Sign
4/13/10 LB 594 Abortion Screening Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/13/10 LB 842 Repealing Special Prosecutor Requirement for In-Custody Deaths Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/10 LB 420 Sales Tax Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/12/10 LB 1048A Regarding Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/03/10 LB 867 Alcohol Shipping Fee Increase Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/29/09 LB 675 Requiring Ultrasounds before Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
5/26/09 LB 626 Public Employee Prohibited Activities Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/22/09 LB 355 Exempting Cigar Bars from the Smoking Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
4/09/09 LB 260 Wrongful Conviction Compensation Signed - Executive
Sign
3/05/09 LB 5 Trapping In Rights-of-Way Signed - Executive
Sign
2/26/09 LB 85 Bond Revenue to Fund Streets and Bridges Signed - Executive
Sign
11/21/08 LB 1 Establishing an Age Limit on Safe Haven Law Signed - Executive
Sign
4/24/08 LB 986 Adopt the Electronics Recycling Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/08 LB 819 Change provisions of the Employment Security Law and the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/21/08 LB 1147A Appropriations to enable the changing of provisions relating to retirement and the Nebraska Investment Council Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/21/08 LB 986A Appropriations to enable the adoption of the Electronics Recycling Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/08 LB 1157 Uniform School Testing Signed - Executive
Sign
4/02/08 LB 959 2007-2009 Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Veto
2/26/08 LB 395 Statewide Smoking Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
5/31/07 LB 653 Standard Academic Testing Signed - Executive
Sign
5/31/07 LB 551 Sports Arena and Convention Center Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
5/31/07 LB 658 Change provisions relating to Class I and Class VI school districts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/29/07 LB 641 School Property Tax and Learning Communities Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
5/21/07 LB 321 Appropriate funds for state government expenses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/21/07 LB 198 Change requirements for campaign messages Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/18/07 LB 367 Tax Credits and Reductions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/25/07 LB 415A Appropriations bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/25/07 LB 415 Change provisions relating to provisional operator's permits and other operator's licenses and permits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/05/07 LB 106 Change the tax on certain tobacco products Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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