Governor Mike Beebe's Voting Records

Office: Governor (AR), Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/17/14 HB 1048 Appropriates Funds for the Department of Finance and Accounting Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/23/13 SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Signed - Executive
Sign
4/23/13 SB 721 Amends State Board of Election Commissioners Provisions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/13 SB 720 Authorizes the State Board of Election Commissioners to Remove County Election Commissioners Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/13 SB 719 Establishes Voter Integrity Unit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/23/13 HB 1219 Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases Signed - Executive
Sign
4/22/13 HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Signed - Executive
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4/22/13 HB 1870 Appropriates Funds for Steel Mill Project Signed - Executive
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4/22/13 HB 1585 Amends State Income Tax Brackets and Rates Signed - Executive
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4/12/13 HB 1329 Reduces Concealed Carrying License Application Fee Signed - Executive
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4/12/13 HB 1536 Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk Signed - Executive
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4/11/13 HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Signed - Executive
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4/10/13 SB 417 Classifies the Death of a Fetus as a Felony in Certain Cases Signed - Executive
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3/28/13 HB 1819 Prohibits Governor from Regulating Firearms in an Emergency Signed - Executive
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3/25/13 SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/04/13 SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/01/13 HB 1243 Authorizes University Staff to Carry a Concealed Handgun Signed - Executive
Sign
3/01/13 HB 1295 Establishes a Tiered System for Lottery Scholarships Signed - Executive
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2/26/13 HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/11/13 SB 71 Authorizes Handguns on Religious Institutions' Properties Signed - Executive
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2/11/13 HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
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4/13/11 SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
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4/06/11 SB 1188 2011-2012 Appropriation for the Arkansas Crime Information Center Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/05/11 HB 1226 2011-2012 State Insurance Department Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/11 HB 1902 Highway Financing Act 0f 2011 Signed - Executive
Sign
3/29/11 HB 1936 Dress Codes for Public Schools Signed - Executive
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3/28/11 SB 275 Reduction of Excise Tax on Electricity and Natural Gas Signed - Executive
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2/23/11 HB 1115 Absentee Mayor Signed - Executive
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2/16/11 SB 154 Cell Phones in School Zones Signed - Executive
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3/01/10 SB 130 Appropriation to Fund Redistricting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/19/09 SB 239 Authorization for Unlicensed Assistants to Perform Simple Medical Procedures Signed - Executive
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3/19/09 HB 1700 Expanding Eligibility for Children's Health Insurance Program Signed - Executive
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3/04/09 SB 78 Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense Signed - Executive
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2/20/09 HB 1119 Prohibiting Cell Phone Use While Driving for Specific Age Groups Signed - Executive
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2/18/09 HB 1013 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Signed - Executive
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2/17/09 HB 1204 Tobacco Tax Increase Signed - Executive
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4/03/08 SB 1 Natural Gas Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
4/02/08 HB 1004 Natural Gas Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
4/10/07 SB 483 Department of Economic Development- Technology Center of the Delta General Improvement Appropriation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 438 Arkansas Natural Resources Commission- White River Levee District General Improvement Appropriation. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 761 Department of Economic Development- Support of the Riverfront Development Project in Ozark General Improvement Appropriation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 629 Ozarka College- Matching funds for major improvements to College Street for safety purposes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 HB 2780 To permit placing a security freeze on a person's consumer report, to provide procedures for the placement and removal of the security freeze, and to provide notice of the right to obtain a security freeze. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/07 HB 1386 Amend the appropriation enacted by Act 480 of the Regular Session of 2005 and to clarify Section 3 of Act 2315 of the Regular Session of 2005 regarding the Lake Village Fire Department. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/07 HB 2396 Amend the municipalities and counties Industrial Development Revenue Bond Law. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/09/07 HB 1642 Department of Finance and Administration- Disbursing Officer- State Assistance to Conductive Education of Northwest Arkansas General Improvement Appropriation. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 SB 1004 Beer Tax Signed - Executive
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