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South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 15, 2014 H 3147 Expands Workers' Compensation for Certain Injuries to Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees Motion Agreed - House
(81 - 26)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2008 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Veto Override Passed - House
(86 - 25)
Did Not Vote
May 29, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 16)
Nay
May 7, 2008 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 33)
Nay
May 31, 2006 S 1267 Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(84 - 27)
Nay
May 25, 2006 S 1084 Penalties For Harming An Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House
(81 - 18)
Did Not Vote
May 25, 2006 S 229 Cockfighting And Hog Dog Fighting Bill Passed - House
(78 - 15)
Did Not Vote

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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