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Michael Fair's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: State Senate (SC) - District 6, Republican

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 29, 2013 SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Senate Sponsor
May 13, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - Senate
(33 - 13)
Yea
April 14, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 12)
Yea
March 10, 2010 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 H 3272 Property Tax Law Amendments Bill Failed - Senate
(28 - 13)
Yea
May 14, 2008 H 3032 Immigration Reform Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(20 - 26)
Yea
May 7, 2008 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 11)
Yea
May 7, 2008 S Amdt P-4A Cigarette Tax Rate Adjustment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(18 - 24)
Nay
May 6, 2008 S Amdt P-1 Cigarette Tax Increase for Medicaid Amendment Tabled - Senate
(31 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 AM 4 to S 398 Prohibiting Payday Lending Amendment Bill Tabled - Senate
(23 - 18)
Nay
April 10, 2007 S 332 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 7)
Yea
May 31, 2006 H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2006 H 3381 Outdoor Advertising Veto Override Passed - Senate
(28 - 13)
Yea

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