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Key Votes

John Kasich's Voting Records on Issue: Legal

Full Name: John Richard Kasich
Office: Governor (OH), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor with Mary Taylor
Primary May 6, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 2 Children: Emma, Reese
Birth Date: 05/13/1952
Birth Place: McKees Rocks, PA
Home City: Westerville, OH
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Oct. 13, 1998 S 1260 Securities Litigation Conference Report Adopted - House
(319 - 82)
July 23, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Nov. 13, 1997 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill Resolution Passed - House
(241 - 165)
Oct. 22, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(248 - 178)
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
May 7, 1996 HR 2137 Megan's Law Bill Passed - House
(418 - 0)
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
March 14, 1996 H Amdt 954 Habeas Corpus Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(135 - 283)
Dec. 20, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Veto Override Passed - House
(319 - 100)
Dec. 6, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(320 - 102)
March 8, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 99)
Feb. 10, 1994 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 188)
Nov. 18, 1993 HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill Motion Rejected - House
(182 - 246)

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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