Governor John Albert Kitzhaber's Voting Records

Office: Governor (OR), Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for Governor
Issue Category

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/19/14 SB 1582 Authorizes Oregon Health Authority to Continue to Cover Pre-Existing Conditions Signed - Executive
Sign
8/16/13 SB 215 Authorizes Schools to Use Native American Mascots Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/13 HB 5008 2013-14 Benefits Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
8/14/13 SB 154 Requires Signature Gathering Firms to Meet Certain Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
8/14/13 HB 2322 2013-15 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
8/14/13 HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Signed - Executive
Sign
8/14/13 SB 9 Increases Fines for Texting or Talking While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
7/25/13 HB 3194 Reduces Prison Sentences for Certain Crimes Signed - Executive
Sign
7/02/13 SB 835 Prohibits "Horse Tripping" in Rodeos Signed - Executive
Sign
6/25/13 HB 547 Authorizes Municipalities to Incur Bonded Indebtedness to Finance Capital Costs Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/24/13 HB 3014 Requires Allotted Time for the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
6/13/13 SB 692 Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards Signed - Executive
Sign
6/04/13 HB 3409 Amends Hair Care Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
6/04/13 HB 2613 Authorizes Electronic Gambling Machines for Horse Races Signed - Executive
Sign
5/16/13 HB 2896 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Signed - Executive
Sign
5/16/13 SB 602 Prohibits Motorized Boats and Seaplanes on Waldo Lake Signed - Executive
Sign
5/06/13 SB 822 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Signed - Executive
Sign
5/01/13 SB 833 Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence Signed - Executive
Sign
4/02/13 HB 2787 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/12 HB 4045 Prohibits Disclosure of the Names of Licensed Concealed Handgun Carriers Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/12 SB 1552 Requirements for Lenders Seeking Foreclosure Signed - Executive
Sign
3/08/12 HB 4164 Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
3/05/12 SB 1510 Establishes Marine Reserves Signed - Executive
Sign
3/02/12 SB 1580 Amends State Health Plan Signed - Executive
Sign
8/05/11 SB 552 Establishes the Governor as the Superintendent of Public Instruction Signed - Executive
Sign
7/05/11 HB 2726 Certification for Smoke Shops Signed - Executive
Sign
6/28/11 HB 2541 Amends Inheritance Taxes Signed - Executive
Sign
6/28/11 SB 909 Appropriates Education Funds Signed - Executive
Sign
6/17/11 SB 99 Establishes the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
Sign
6/13/11 HB 2212 Relating to Floral Order Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/13/11 SB 989 State Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
6/09/11 HB 3543 Kicker Refunds Signed - Executive
Sign
4/21/11 SB 5552 Department of Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
3/09/11 SB 301 Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign

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