Senator Luke A. Rankin, Sr.'s Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Luke A. Rankin, Sr.
Current Office: State Senate - District 33, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lindsey; 2 Children: Luke Jr., Hollings
Birth Date: 04/09/1962
Birth Place: Horry County, SC
Home City: Myrtle Beach, SC
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/04/14 H 4701 2014-2015 Budget
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 10)
Yea
3/19/14 H 3101 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Failed - Senate (9 - 33)
Nay
6/22/11 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 17)
Yea
5/11/11 H 3003 Voter ID
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 16)
Yea
3/10/11 S 20 Immigration Enforcement
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9)
Yea
3/01/11 S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Yea
2/10/11 H 3003 Voter ID
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 17)
Yea
1/11/11 S 20 Immigration Enforcement
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/03/10 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 16)
Did Not Vote
5/13/10 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase
Veto Override Passed - Senate (33 - 13)
Yea
4/14/10 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 12)
Yea
3/10/10 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 9)
Yea
2/10/10 H 3272 Property Tax Law Amendments
Bill Failed - Senate (28 - 13)
Yea
6/16/09 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments
Veto Override Passed - Senate (35 - 9)
Yea
5/20/09 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget
Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 11)
Yea
2/18/09 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 14)
Yea
5/14/08 H 3032 Immigration Reform
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (20 - 26)
Nay
5/07/08 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
Yea
5/07/08 S Amdt P-4A Cigarette Tax Rate Adjustment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (18 - 24)
Nay
5/06/08 S Amdt P-1 Cigarette Tax Increase for Medicaid
Amendment Tabled - Senate (31 - 13)
Yea
4/10/08 H 3427 Ending Common Law Marriage
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (21 - 17)
Nay
2/19/08 AM 4 to S 398 Prohibiting Payday Lending Amendment
Bill Tabled - Senate (23 - 18)
Nay
6/19/07 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission
Veto Override Passed - Senate (36 - 7)
Yea
5/31/07 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Did Not Vote
5/30/07 Amendment No. P-2B State Scholarships for Private Schools
Amendment Tabled - Senate (29 - 15)
Yea
5/09/07 Amendment No. 2c Restructuring the Department of Transportation
Amendment Tabled - Senate (20 - 19)
Yea
4/24/07 Amendment No. 45 Competitive Grants Program
Amendment Tabled - Senate (31 - 9)
Yea
4/10/07 S 332 Workers' Compensation
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
Yea
4/05/07 S 355 Restructuring the Department of Transportation
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
Yea
1/24/07 S 101 Reorganization of the State Government
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (22 - 23)
Nay
1/24/07 S 284 The Appointment of the Adjutant General
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (27 - 18)
Nay
1/24/07 S 285 The Appointment of the Comptroller General
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (32 - 11)
Yea
1/24/07 S 286 Appointment of the Superintendent of Education
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (27 - 19)
Nay
1/24/07 S 287 The Appointment of the Commissioner of Agriculture
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (30 - 15)
Yea
1/24/07 S 288 Appointment of the Secretary of State
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (30 - 13)
Nay
6/14/06 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations
Veto Override Failed - Senate (19 - 22)
Did Not Vote
6/14/06 H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill
Veto Override Failed - Senate (8 - 29)
Did Not Vote
6/14/06 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget
Veto Override Passed - Senate (37 - 7)
Yea
5/31/06 H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 11)
Yea
5/31/06 H 4938 State Guard Emergency Air Wing
Veto Override Failed - Senate (29 - 15)
Nay
3/28/06 Amdt 2B Amendment Outlining Sentencing Guidelines for Those Convicted of Sexual Battery of Children
Amendment Adopted - Senate (34 - 4)
Yea
2/22/06 H 3381 Outdoor Advertising
Veto Override Passed - Senate (28 - 13)
Yea

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