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Key Votes

James Lucas' Voting Records

Full Name: James 'Jay' H. Lucas
Office: State House (SC) - District 65, Republican Speaker Pro Tempore
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 65
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Tracy; 1 Child: Will
Birth Date: 08/11/1957
Birth Place: Columbia, SC
Home City: Hartsville, SC
Religion: Baptist

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 29, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 16)
Yea
May 27, 2008 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Failed - House
(54 - 57)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H 3816 Bankruptcy Exemptions Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 26)
Yea
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 3A Cigarette Tax Increase for Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(67 - 51)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 4A Cigarette Tax for Small Business Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(60 - 58)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 7A To Reduce Income Tax Amendment Tabled - House
(68 - 52)
Nay
May 7, 2008 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 33)
Yea
April 9, 2008 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance Bill Passed - House
(91 - 9)
Yea
April 9, 2008 H 4673 Cost-of-Living Pension Increases for Retired Legislators and State Workers Bill Passed - House
(58 - 51)
Yea
April 2, 2008 AM 1 Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Nay
April 2, 2008 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut Bill Passed - House
(100 - 14)
Yea
March 5, 2008 H 4620 Expanding Governor's Appointment Power Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Yea
June 28, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Veto Override Failed - House
(60 - 52)
Yea
June 20, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 49)
Yea
June 19, 2007 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission Veto Override Passed - House
(87 - 18)
Did Not Vote
April 25, 2007 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(78 - 37)
Yea
March 29, 2007 Amendment No. 5 School Vouchers, Administer PACT to Transfer Students Amendment Tabled - House
(62 - 56)
Nay
March 29, 2007 Amendment No. 8 School Tuition Tax Credit Amendment Tabled - House
(70 - 49)
Nay
March 29, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Bill Passed - House
(69 - 53)
Yea
March 27, 2007 Amendment No. 23 Remove the Transportation Commission Amendment Tabled - House
(71 - 36)
Yea
March 21, 2007 H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill Passed - House
(91 - 23)
Yea
March 7, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority Joint Resolution Passed - House
(80 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2007 H 3063 Defining Marriage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 7)
Yea
June 14, 2006 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 31)
Yea
June 14, 2006 H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Veto Override Failed - House
(73 - 40)
Yea
June 14, 2006 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - House
(99 - 13)
Yea
May 31, 2006 S 1267 Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 27)
Yea
May 25, 2006 Amdt 3 to S 1084 Inclusion of Unborn Child/Fetus in Definition for Civil Suits Amendment Amendment Tabled - House
(65 - 31)
Yea
May 25, 2006 S 1084 Penalties For Harming An Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House
(81 - 18)
Yea
May 25, 2006 S 229 Cockfighting And Hog Dog Fighting Bill Passed - House
(78 - 15)
Yea
May 10, 2006 H 4932 South Carolina Child Development Education Two-Year Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(85 - 18)
Yea
March 29, 2006 Amendment 63 Cigarette Tax Amendment Tabled - House
(58 - 53)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2006 H 3381 Outdoor Advertising Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 25)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2006 H 3881 South Carolina Priority Investment Act Bill Passed - House
(62 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2006 H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Bill Passed - House
(86 - 31)
Yea
Jan. 17, 2006 H 3702 School Transportation Bill Passed - House
(58 - 47)
Nay
Jan. 17, 2006 H 4449 Sales Tax and Property Tax Swap House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2005 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations House Co-sponsor

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