Governor Pat Quinn's Voting Records

Office: Governor (IL), Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Governor with Paul Vallas
Issue Category

Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
8/26/14 HB 8 Requires Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Signed - Executive
Sign
8/05/14 SB 1630 Prohibits Bill Markup of Anatomic Pathology Services by Certain Physicians Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/21/14 HB 5701 Prohibits Requiring Disclosure of Criminal Record Prior to Job Interview Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/14 HB 105 Authorizes Election Day Voter Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/14 HB 3793 Relating to the Office of the Legislative Inspector General Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/27/14 HB 3796 Amends the Freedom of Information Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/26/14 HB 5707 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Signed - Executive
Sign
6/25/14 SB 2187 Authorizes Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs Signed - Executive
Sign
6/16/14 SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Signed - Executive
Sign
2/05/14 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
1/07/14 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Signed - Executive
Sign
1/07/14 HB 2618 Relating to Mine Subsidence Coverage Vetoed - Executive
Veto
12/05/13 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Signed - Executive
Sign
11/20/13 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
8/27/13 SB 1474 Relating to Local Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/19/13 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Signed - Executive
Sign
8/16/13 HB 2454 Relating to Notices for Township Meetings Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/16/13 HB 3139 Relating to Displaying Vehicle Insurance Electronically Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/16/13 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
8/12/13 HB 1200 Amends the Park District Aquarium and Museum Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/02/13 HB 986 Amends the Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/02/13 SB 1846 Amends the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure in defining "Court-Sponsored Pro Bono Programs" and "Indigent Person" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/01/13 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
7/22/13 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Signed - Executive
Sign
7/10/13 HB 214 Appropriates Funds to the Illinois Supreme Court Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/03/13 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Signed - Executive
Sign
7/02/13 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/01/13 HB 215 Appropriates Funds to the Office of the State Appellate Defender Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/06/13 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/08/13 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Signed - Executive
Sign
3/05/13 SB 744 Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
1/28/13 SB 957 Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Signed - Executive
Sign
8/28/12 SB 1849 Expands Gambling Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/27/12 SB 3442 Requires Recycling of Plastic Bags Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/17/12 HB 3859 Requires Publication of Reduced Tax Rates under the EDGE Program Signed - Executive
Sign
8/17/12 HB 5207 Relating to Amending the Election Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/17/12 SB 2945 Relating to the Smoke Free Illinois Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/17/12 HB 4673 Relating to Amending the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/10/12 SB 3766 Relating to the Public Utilities Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/01/12 HB 3782 Prohibits Employers from Asking for Internet Login Information Signed - Executive
Sign
7/31/12 SB 681 Authorizes State Residents To Purchase Ammunition From In-State Companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/11/12 HB 3810 Eliminates General Assembly Scholarships Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/12 SB 2409 Relating to Appropriating Funds to the Department of Natural Resources for Fiscal Year 2012 Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
6/30/12 SB 2332 Relating to Appropriating Funds to Western Illinois University for Fiscal Year 2012 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/22/12 SB 2621 Amends the Department of Corrections' Early Release Program Signed - Executive
Sign
6/21/12 SB 1313 Limits Health Care Coverage for Retired State Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
6/14/12 SB 2194 Increases Cigarette Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
6/14/12 SB 2840 Limits Medicaid Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
6/11/12 HB 1907 Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act Signed - Executive
Sign
2/16/12 SB 397 Tax Code Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
2/06/12 SB 1701 Legal Immunity for Individuals Seeking Treatment for Drug Overdose Signed - Executive
Sign
2/06/12 SB 965 Authorizing Speed Cameras in Certain Cities Signed - Executive
Sign
1/10/12 SB 400 Amends State Income Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
11/14/11 SB 2147 Paying Regional Superintendents Signed - Executive
Sign
9/12/11 SB 1652 Smart Grid Technology Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/26/11 HB 1079 Relating to State Property Control Act and the Board of Higher Education Act in regards to Institutions of Higher Education Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/26/11 SB 2288 Relating to the Environmental Protection Act Amendment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/26/11 SB 1918 Relating to Funding for Chicago Tourism and Convention Centers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/26/11 SB 2062 Relating to the FutureGen Alliance Project and the Illinois Power Agency Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/26/11 HB 2860 Relating to Motorcyclists and the Illinois Vehicle Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/26/11 HB 3440 Relating to Service Animals in Schools Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/26/11 SB 1631 Relating to the Probation and Court Services Fund Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/11 HB 190 Relating to the Creation of New Charter Schools for Low-Performing or Overcrowded Schools Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/23/11 SB 170 Relating to Residential Schools and the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/23/11 SB 90 Relating to Voters Registration Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/15/11 HB1659 Relating to Population in State Mental Health Facilities and Developmental Disabilities Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/12/11 HB 1712 Relating to Excluded Power of Attorney Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/12/11 HB 1966 Relating to the Midwest High-Speed Rail Commission Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/12/11 HB 2270 Relating to Amendments Proposed for the Illinois Highway Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/12/11 HB 1948 Relating to Surveillance Cameras Monitored by the Attorney General Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/10/11 HB 1353 Relating to General Assembly Scholarships Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/05/11 HB 1552 Relating to the Determination of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/05/11 HB 3178 Relating to the Wild Life Code and Roadkill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/05/11 SB 91 Fox Waterway Agency Expansion Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/05/11 HB 3489 Relating to Substitute Teachers Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/01/11 SB 2185 Establishes the DREAM Fund Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
7/29/11 SB 178 Relating to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Act and the Illinois Procurement Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/29/11 SB 1744 Relating to Attendance in the School Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/29/11 SB 2083 Relating to the Limited Liability Company Act's Expedited Service Fee Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/25/11 HB 1723 Amending The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act Signed - Executive
Sign
7/14/11 HB 1490 Regulates Full-Contact Martial Arts Events Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/11 HB 132 Relating to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/30/11 HB 327 Relating to the Board of Higher Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
6/30/11 HB 117 Relating to the the Capital Development Board Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/30/11 HB 123 Relating to Office of the Comptroller Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/28/11 SB 145 Nursing Home Infection Control Signed - Executive
Sign
6/28/11 HB 1698 Amends Workers' Compensation Signed - Executive
Sign
6/24/11 SB 1178 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
6/10/11 HB 3717 Relating to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
6/03/11 SB 1177 General Assembly Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
4/19/11 SB 1 Governmental Ethics Act Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
3/09/11 SB 3539 Abolishing the Death Penalty Signed - Executive
Sign
3/07/11 SB 3976 Rules to Govern the Redistricting Process Signed - Executive
Sign
2/01/11 SB 1716 Authorizing Civil Unions Signed - Executive
Sign
1/13/11 SB 2505 Amends Property Tax Code Signed - Executive
Sign
8/03/10 SB 1118 Business Loan Interest Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
8/02/10 SB 3739 Establishing a Foreclosure Prevention Program Signed - Executive
Sign
7/30/10 HB 4927 Video Gaming Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
7/29/10 SB 2499 Relating to Amending the School Code Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/27/10 HB 5206 Relating to Voter Registration Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/27/10 HB 5752 Relating to the Chronic Disease Nutrition and Outcomes Advisory Commission Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/26/10 HB 5154 Relating to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/23/10 HB 4836 Relating to the Sunshine Commission Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/23/10 HB 5813 Relating to the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/23/10 HB 4649 Concerning Fire Safety Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/23/10 SB 2635 Concerning Professional Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/20/10 SB 2544 Relating to Interstate Insurance Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/19/10 SB 615 Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act Signed - Executive
Sign
7/19/10 SB 3267 Elder Financial Exploitation Signed - Executive
Sign
7/13/10 SB 3695 Streetgang-Related Crime Fund Changes Signed - Executive
Sign
7/13/10 HB 4842 Concerning Elections Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/12/10 HB 5109 Prohibiting Public Funding of Portraits of Governors Removed From Office Signed - Executive
Sign
7/01/10 HB 859 2010-2011 State Government Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/01/10 SB 3660 Emergency Budget Act of Fiscal Year 2011 Signed - Executive
Sign
6/10/10 HB 2360 Homeowner's Emergency Assistance Plan Signed - Executive
Sign
6/08/10 SB 642 Public University Borrowing Signed - Executive
Sign
5/26/10 SB 28 Incentives for Convention Business Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
5/21/10 HB 5428 Limiting Adoption Records Disclosure Restrictions for Adoptees Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/10 SB 365 Relating to the General Assembly Scholarship Vetoed - Executive
Veto
1/21/10 SB 1936 Amending the Property Tax Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
1/19/10 HB 1188 Increasing Cemetery Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
1/15/10 SB 315 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
8/28/09 SB 1050 Concerning Criminal Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/28/09 SB 2090 Relating to Compensation of State Department Employees Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/28/09 SB 1909 Relating to Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/28/09 SB 2218 Relating to the 2010-2011 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/27/09 HB 7 Campaign Contribution Limits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/25/09 HB 237 Concerning Finance Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 SB 1682 Pre-need Funeral Funds Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 SB 1595 Relating to the Illinois Horse Racing Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 SB 1576 Relating to the Illinois Racing Board Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 3325 Relating to Vehicle Registration Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 1322 Relating to Transportation Development Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 927 Relating to State Employee Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 489 Relating to State Employee Pensions Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 363 Relating to School Facilities Development Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 746 Relating to Disability Services Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 723 Concerning Elections Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 613 Relating to Contract Bidding Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/25/09 HB 547 Relating to State Rulemaking Policies Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1662 Concerning Elections Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 2043 Relating to Medical Record Keeping Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1698 Relating to Private Student Loans Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1882 Relating to an Education Task Force Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1920 Concerning Civil Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1391 Concerning Education Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 1583 Relating to Child Healthcare Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 SB 47 Concerning Finance Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/24/09 HB 170 Relating to Waste Disposal Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/18/09 HB 2547 Concerning Civil Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/18/09 SB 51 Concerning State Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/18/09 HB 3642 Relating to the Cross-Agency Medicaid Commission Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/18/09 HB 2445 Relating to Employee Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/17/09 HB 2279 Concerning Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/17/09 HB 1098 Concerning Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 SB 1685 Concerning Public Health Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 669 Concerning Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/09 HB 208 Concerning Public Health Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/09 HB 548 Concerning Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/09 HB 3971 Concerning Local Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 396 Concerning Employment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/09 HB 725 Concerning Education Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 70 Concerning Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 SB 2121 Concerning Safety Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/14/09 HB 745 Concerning Public Aid Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 557 Concerning Criminal Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 366 Concerning Aging Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 276 Concerning Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/14/09 HB 3705 Concerning Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/11/09 HB 758 Concerning State Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 SB 1725 Concerning Criminal Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 4096 Concerning State Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 1015 Concerning Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 SB 1743 Concerning Employment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/11/09 HB 1994 Concerning Illinois Correctional Industries Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 1115 Concerning Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 2444 Concerning Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 2383 Concerning Public Aid Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/11/09 HB 59 Concerning Human Rights Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/10/09 HB 204 Concerning Public Aid Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/10/09 HB 382 Concerning Education Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
8/06/09 HB 72 Cell Phone Ban in School Speed Zones and Construction Zones Signed - Executive
Sign
7/31/09 HB 2129 Illinois State Board of Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
7/31/09 HB 2132 Higher Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
7/24/09 SB 1472 Concerning Finance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/24/09 SB 231 Concerning Persons With Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
7/15/09 SB 1292 Issuing of Bonds for Revenue Signed - Executive
Sign
7/15/09 SB 1216 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
7/13/09 SB 1221 Appropriations Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/07/09 HB 2145 Appropriations Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/01/09 SB 1197 Appropriations Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/30/09 SB 1905 Relating to State Government Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto

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