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Key Votes

Sarah Palin's Voting Records

Full Name: Sarah Palin
Gender: Female
Family: Husband, Todd; 5 Children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig
Birth Date: 02/11/1964
Birth Place: Sandpoint, ID
Home City: Wasilla, AK
Religion: Wasilla Bible Church

Alaska Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 25, 2007 SCS CSHB 109 None House Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 5, 2009 HB 81 2009-2010 Operating Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 5, 2009 SB 75 2009-2010 Capital Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 21, 2009 HB 199 None Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 21, 2009 HB 113 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 25, 2008 SB 4002 Energy Rebate Bill Signed - Executive
May 30, 2008 SB 221 2008-2009 Capital Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 22, 2008 HB 310 2008-2009 Operating Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 3, 2008 SB 256 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Dec. 28, 2007 SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Signed - Executive
Sept. 28, 2007 HB 95 2007-2008 Operating Budget Signed - Executive
Sept. 28, 2007 SCS CSHB 109 Disclosure & Ethics Bill Signed - Executive
July 3, 2007 SB 53 State of Alaska's FY 2008 Enacted Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 20, 2007 SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Signed - Executive
Dec. 28, 2006 HB 4001 Prohibiting the Extension of Employment-Related Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of State Employees Vetoed - Executive

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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