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South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate
(35 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Yea
May 9, 2007 Amendment No. 2c Restructuring the Department of Transportation Amendment Tabled - Senate
(20 - 19)
Yea
April 5, 2007 S 355 Restructuring the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 S 101 Reorganization of the State Government Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(22 - 23)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 284 The Appointment of the Adjutant General Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 285 The Appointment of the Comptroller General Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(32 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 S 286 Appointment of the Superintendent of Education Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 287 The Appointment of the Commissioner of Agriculture Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 S 288 Appointment of the Secretary of State Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(30 - 13)
Nay

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

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