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Key Votes

Todd Rutherford's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: James Todd Rutherford
Office: State House (SC) - District 74, Democratic Minority Leader
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 74
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Naida; 2 Children: Todd II, Tripp Benjamin
Birth Date: 10/10/1970
Birth Place: Columbia, SC
Home City: Columbia, SC
Religion: Baptist

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 29, 2012 H 4894 Authorizes Income Tax Credit for Tuition Payments Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 25, 2007 H 3063 Defining Marriage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 7)
June 14, 2006 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 31)
Did Not Vote
May 31, 2006 S 1267 Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 27)
May 10, 2006 H 4932 South Carolina Child Development Education Two-Year Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(85 - 18)
March 29, 2006 Amendment 63 Cigarette Tax Amendment Tabled - House
(58 - 53)
Did Not Vote

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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