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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 25, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(307 - 101)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2000 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption Bill Failed - House
(253 - 161)
Nay
Sept. 13, 2000 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill Veto Override Failed - House
(270 - 158)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Veto Override Failed - House
(274 - 157)
Yea
July 27, 2000 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Amendment Rejected - House
(169 - 256)
Yea
July 27, 2000 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 159)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 230)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1023 Cuban Economic Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 241)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1029 Cuban Travel Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 186)
Yea
July 20, 2000 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(271 - 156)
Yea
July 20, 2000 HR 4871 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 Bill Passed - House
(216 - 202)
Yea
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 982 Debt Relief Funding amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Yea
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 983 HIV/AIDS Funding amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(267 - 156)
Yea
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Yea
July 13, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 185)
Nay
June 28, 2000 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 214)
Nay
June 28, 2000 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups Bill Passed - House
(385 - 39)
Yea
June 22, 2000 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 254)
Yea
June 21, 2000 H Amdt 858 EPA Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 216)
Yea
June 21, 2000 H J Res 90 WTO Withdrawal resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(56 - 363)
Yea
June 13, 2000 H Amdt 788 Higher Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 267)
Nay
June 9, 2000 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 222)
Nay
June 9, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(279 - 136)
Yea
June 8, 2000 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 220)
Yea
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 745 San Rafael Swell Area Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 211)
Nay
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 748 San Rafael Legacy District Motor Vehicle Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 214)
Nay
May 24, 2000 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 197)
Nay
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
Yea
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(204 - 214)
Yea
May 17, 2000 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(264 - 153)
Nay
May 11, 2000 H Amdt 694 Local Government Participation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 238)
Nay
May 11, 2000 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 102)
Yea
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(109 - 315)
Nay
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 687 Social Security and Medicare Solvency Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 208)
Nay
May 10, 2000 HR 3709 Regarding Internet Taxation Bill Passed - House
(352 - 75)
Nay
May 4, 2000 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(309 - 110)
Nay
April 13, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Nay
April 5, 2000 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - House
(287 - 141)
Nay
March 30, 2000 HR 3908 2000 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(263 - 146)
Yea
March 24, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Resolution Passed - House
(211 - 207)
Nay
March 22, 2000 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
March 9, 2000 H Amdt 594 Minimum Wage Increase-Two Year Raise Amendment Adopted - House
(246 - 179)
Yea
March 9, 2000 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(257 - 169)
Nay
March 9, 2000 HR 3846 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 143)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2000 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples Bill Passed - House
(268 - 158)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2000 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act Bill Passed - House
(341 - 70)
Nay
Nov. 18, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(296 - 135)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1999 HR 3196 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(316 - 100)
Yea
Nov. 3, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 8, 2014 SB 2874 Amends Selection Procedures for the Board of Land and Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 2589 Transfers Law Enforcement Functions Between State Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 2431 Establishes Certain Financial Measures for the Hawaii Tourism Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 60 Establishes Judicial Rights for Victims and Surviving Immediate Family Members of Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 2427 Transfers the Unencumbered Balance of the Revenue Fund to the General Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 2163 Requires the Courts to Adhere to Certain Guidelines Regarding the Custody of Minors Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 1288 Amends Succession Procedures for The Office of the Lieutenant Governor in the Case of a Vacancy. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 23, 2014 HB 1700 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Nov. 14, 2013 SB 1 - HD 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
July 9, 2013 SB 69 Requires Background Checks at Gun Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
July 9, 2013 HB 654 Requires the Center of Nursing Advisory Board Include 3 Members of a Health Organization Other than the Hawaii Nurses' Association Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 9, 2013 HB 988 Amends Environmental Response Revolving Fund to Support Native Wildlife After an Oil- or Fuel-Related Disaster Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 9, 2013 HB 763 Authorizes the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund to provide funding for the State Building Code Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2013 HB 909 Appropriates Funds for Collective Bargaining Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1671 Relating to Procurement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2214 Relating to Collective Bargaining Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 283 Relating to the Coffee Berry Borer Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 3017 Relating to the Transient Accommodations Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2424 Relating to Professional Employer Associations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2158 Relating to Bail Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2946 Relating to Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 46 Relating to Public Housing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1984 Relating to Hawaiian Language Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2536 Relating to Clean and Sober Homes and Halfway Houses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2640 Relating to Wastewater Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1617 Relating to Public Lands Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 2436 Relating to the Information Privacy and Security Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2012 SB 2785 Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable Signed - Executive
Sign
June 19, 2012 SB 2115 Amends Charter School System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 SB 2101 Relating to the Tricare Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1559 Relating to Important Agricultural Lands Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1230 Relating to County Building Permits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 217 Relating to Civil Actions Brought by Sexual Offense Victims Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 44 Relating to the Inmate Reentry System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 23 Relating to the Aha Kiole Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 667 Relating to Food Safety and Security Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1155 Relating to Repeat Offender Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 49 Relating to Correctional Facility Deaths Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 56 Relating to Visitation Rights of Grandparents Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1654 Relating to Group Living Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 40 Relating to Tracking Pseudoephedrine Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 590 Relating to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1493 Relating to Requirements for New and Replacement Lights Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1417 Relating to the State Rehabilitation Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 545 Relating to Electronic Voter Registration Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 9, 2011 SB 570 Taxation of Certain Pension Incomes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 5, 2011 SB 1416 Relating to Certificates of Inspection for New Cars Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 5, 2011 HB 382 Relating to the Auditor Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 232 Civil Unions for All Couples Signed - Executive
Sign

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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