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Key Votes

John Kasich's Selected Sponsorships

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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2000 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment House Sponsor
March 20, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 House Sponsor
April 27, 1999 HR 1569 Military Operations in Yugoslavia Limitation Act House Co-sponsor
March 23, 1999 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 House Sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 1999 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1999 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1999 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill House Co-sponsor
July 16, 1998 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
May 27, 1998 H Con Res 284 Budget Resolution FY98 House Sponsor
Feb. 26, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 1998 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 6, 1997 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 23, 1997 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 9, 1997 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill House Co-sponsor
June 24, 1997 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill House Sponsor
June 24, 1997 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill House Sponsor
June 3, 1997 H J Res 79 China Most-Favored-Nation Resolution House Co-sponsor
May 18, 1997 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000 House Sponsor
May 8, 1997 H J Res 78 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
May 6, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill House Co-sponsor
March 11, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
June 27, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 House Sponsor
May 14, 1996 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution House Sponsor
Oct. 30, 1995 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution House Co-sponsor
Oct. 17, 1995 HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill House Sponsor
Aug. 4, 1995 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill House Co-sponsor
May 15, 1995 H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution House Sponsor
March 21, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 123 English as the National Language House Co-sponsor
July 21, 1994 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures House Sponsor
June 16, 1994 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding House Sponsor
March 11, 1994 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment House Sponsor
March 18, 1993 H Amdt 20 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Kasich Amendment House Sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment House Co-sponsor
May 2, 1991 HR 2212 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China House Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2014 HB 483 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 12, 2014 HB 171 Authorizes Off-Campus Religious Courses for High School Credit Signed - Executive
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 238 Reduces Number of Absentee Voting Days Signed - Executive
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 205 Amends Absentee Ballot Voting Laws Signed - Executive
June 30, 2013 HB 59 2014-2015 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 4, 2013 HB 7 Prohibits Internet Cafes Signed - Executive
June 4, 2013 SB 67 Prohibits JobsOhio Liquor Leases from Being Publicly Audited Signed - Executive
April 1, 2013 HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 22, 2013 SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Signed - Executive
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 510 Repeals the Corporate Franchise Tax Signed - Executive
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Signed - Executive
June 25, 2012 SB 316 Amends Education Provisions Signed - Executive
June 11, 2012 SB 315 Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing Signed - Executive
June 4, 2012 HB 322 Repeals Limits on Credit Card Interest Rates for Certain Banks Signed - Executive
June 4, 2012 HB 473 Limits Water Withdrawal from the Great Lakes Signed - Executive
June 1, 2012 HB 99 Prohibits Texting While Driving Signed - Executive
May 15, 2012 SB 295 Repealing Provisions of the Election Revision Code Signed - Executive
Dec. 21, 2011 HB 79 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Dec. 15, 2011 HB 369 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Oct. 21, 2011 HB 318 Establishing New Dates for Primaries Signed - Executive
Sept. 26, 2011 HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
July 15, 2011 HB 231 Withdrawal Permit for Water Usage at Lake Erie Vetoed - Executive
June 30, 2011 HB 133 Establishes the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission Signed - Executive
June 30, 2011 SB 17 Authorizes Concealed Handguns at Alcohol Vendors Signed - Executive
March 31, 2011 SB 5 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Signed - Executive
Feb. 18, 2011 HB 1 Establishes JobsOhio Signed - Executive

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