Governor Steven 'Steve' L. Beshear's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Steven 'Steve' L. Beshear
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2007
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 2 Children: Jeff, Andy
Birth Date: 09/21/1944
Birth Place: Dawson Springs, KY
Home City: Lexington, KY
Religion: Baptist
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/25/14 HB 236 Appropriates Funds to the Transportation Cabinet Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/25/14 HB 154 Requires Periodic Public School Financial Reports Signed - Executive
Sign
4/25/14 HB 301 Amends the Small Business Tax Credit Program Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/11/14 HB 407 Authorizes Framework for Public-Private Partnerships Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/14 HB 235 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/10/14 HB 445 Increases the Wholesale Price of Gasoline Signed - Executive
Sign
8/23/13 HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
4/04/13 SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Signed - Executive
Sign
4/04/13 SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Signed - Executive
Sign
3/22/13 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/24/12 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Signed - Executive
Sign
4/18/12 HB 267 Relating to Road Projects Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/11/12 SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/12 SB 89 Requires Seat Belts in Passenger Vans Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/12 HB 265 Relating to Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
1/20/12 HB 1 State Senate, House, and Judicial Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
3/25/11 HB 1 2010-2012 Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/16/11 SB 143 Property Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/16/11 HB 107 Government Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/24/11 SB 110 Relating to Optometry Signed - Executive
Sign
4/26/10 SB 175 Relating to Government Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/13/10 SB 178 Closed-Session School Superintendent Evaluations Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/10 HB 415 Prohibiting Text-Messaging While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/10 HB 97 Moving Back Primary Dates and Filing Deadlines Signed - Executive
Sign
3/23/09 HB 330 Highway Construction Plan Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/13/09 HB 374 Gasoline Tax Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
2/13/09 HB 144 Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
4/28/08 HB 608 AN ACT relating to abandoned property and declaring an emergency. Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/28/08 HB 79 AN ACT relating to road projects and declaring an emergency. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/24/08 HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Signed - Executive
Sign
4/24/08 HB 552 Mortgage Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
4/15/08 HB 406 Kentucky Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/14/08 HB 408 Judicial Branch appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/14/08 SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/08 HB 186 Dental Health Certificate Requirement for School Enrollment Signed - Executive
Sign

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