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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Nay
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3953 Aviation Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Nay
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
July 31, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(328 - 101)
Nay
July 30, 1996 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Nay
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 211)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(279 - 135)
Yea
July 25, 1996 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform Bill Failed - House
(162 - 259)
Nay
July 24, 1996 H Amdt 1356 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 236)
Nay
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Yea
July 18, 1996 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 184)
Nay
July 18, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 170)
Nay
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 193)
Yea
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1286 Definition of Marriage Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(103 - 311)
Yea
July 12, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - House
(342 - 67)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1264 Education and Training Programs Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 227)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(294 - 129)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 242)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1276 Human Embryo Research Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(167 - 256)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 220)
Yea
June 27, 1996 H Res 468 Investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich Resolution Tabled - House
(229 - 170)
Nay
June 26, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(269 - 147)
Nay
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(211 - 211)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 219)
Nay
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 208)
Yea
June 13, 1996 HR 3610 Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 126)
Yea
June 12, 1996 H Amdt 1147 Animal Damage Control Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(139 - 279)
Yea
June 12, 1996 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Nay
June 6, 1996 H Amdt 1133 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Yea
June 6, 1996 HR 3562 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(289 - 136)
Nay
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1084 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(266 - 162)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 188)
Nay
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Nay
May 23, 1996 HR 1227 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(281 - 144)
Yea
May 22, 1996 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 248)
Yea
May 22, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 10)
Yea
May 21, 1996 HR 3415 Repeal Gas Tax bill Bill Passed - House
(301 - 108)
Yea
May 16, 1996 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(226 - 195)
Nay
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1057 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 220)
Nay
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1058 Former Soviet Union Defense Conversion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(249 - 171)
Nay
May 15, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Bill Passed - House
(272 - 153)
Yea
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Nay
May 7, 1996 HR 2137 Megan's Law Bill Passed - House
(418 - 0)
Yea

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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