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Alabama Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 29, 2006 Executive Amendment 84452-1 to HB 272 Educational Funds Amendment Executive Sponsor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 10, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Joint Resolution Passed - House
(296 - 133)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
July 27, 2002 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
July 26, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - House
(295 - 132)
Yea
July 24, 2002 HR 5120 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(308 - 121)
Nay
July 24, 2002 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
July 23, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 32)
Yea
July 18, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - House
(365 - 49)
Yea
July 17, 2002 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(377 - 46)
Yea
July 10, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act Bill Passed - House
(310 - 113)
Yea
June 28, 2002 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 208)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
Yea
May 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Did Not Vote
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
March 20, 2002 H Con Res 353 Budget Resolution, FY 2003 Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 209)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House
(215 - 214)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(411 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 85)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(380 - 28)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2001 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 79)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(373 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(356 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2001 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 213)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(226 - 203)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(160 - 269)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 223)
Nay
July 31, 2001 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(178 - 249)
Nay
July 31, 2001 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 162)
Yea
July 26, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House
(409 - 6)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 1, 2010 HB 105 Required Physical Education Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 SB 310 Relating to the State Employees' Health Insurance Plan Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 HB 382 Relating to Competitive Bidding for Public Works Projects Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 HB 236 Relating to Arrest Warrants Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 SB 121 Highway Construction Appropriations from the Alabama Trust Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
April 22, 2010 HB 792 Conecuh County Board of Education School Building Insurance Authorization Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 HB 588 Relating to the Sale of Preneed Funeral or Cemetery Merchandise and Services Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 22, 2010 HB 328 Relating to Emergency Management Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 21, 2010 HB 32 Relating to Grandparent Visitation Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 21, 2010 SB 162 PACT Funding and Tuition Restrictions Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 14, 2010 SB 344 Relating to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 13, 2010 SB 553 Relating to Perry County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 2, 2010 HB 44 Tennessee Valley Authority Fund Allocation Modification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 28, 2010 SJR 9 Disapproving an Educator Ethics Rule Change Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
Jan. 26, 2010 SJR 8 Relating to Temporary Layoffs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 93 Establishing the Individual Development Account Program Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 HJR 746 Mobile County Presidential Primary Cost Repayment Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 20 Alabama Board of Optometric Scholarship Awards Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 HB 64 Vacancy Posting Requirements for Certain Education Positions Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 396 Further Qualifications for Supernumerary Circuit Judges and District Attorneys Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 HJR 878 Creating Two-Year College System Study Committee Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 HJR 759 Baldwin County Presidential Primary Cost Repayment Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 44 Relating to Qualifications for Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor Licensure Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 HJR 676 Tuscaloosa County Mental Health Facility and Care Study Task Force Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 358 Financial Assistance Policy Disclosure Requirements for Hospitals Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 137 Sex Offender Presence Restrictions Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 15, 2009 SB 71 Allowing Appointees for Certain Officials Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 SB 175 Allowing Payment for Unused Leave Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 SB 152 Relating to the Donation of Sick Leave Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 121 Authorizing Certain Alcoholic Beverage Sales in Camp Hill Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 719 Relating to Physical Education in Schools Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 59 Authorizing Criminal Record Expungement Petitions Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 63 Health Industry Joint Purchasing Organization Contract Exemptions Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 902 Clay County Dog Euthanasia Procedures Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 683 Redistribution of Certain Tennessee Valley Authority Tax Payments Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 14, 2009 HB 746 General Fund Budget Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 30, 2009 HB 175 Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 30, 2009 HB 240 Mobile County Personnel Board Membership Requirement Change Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 28, 2009 HB 783 Sale of Draft or Keg Beer in Talladega County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 16, 2009 HB 620 Cullman County Community Development Commission Establishment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 31, 2008 SB 51 2008-2009 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 19, 2008 HB 934 Sale of alcoholic beverages in Camp Hill Municipality Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 19, 2008 HB 236 Alabama Public Interest Energy Research and Development Grants Program establishment Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 19, 2008 HB 135 Qualifications of Supernumerary District Attorneys and Circuit Judges Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 19, 2008 HB 744 Mobile County road maintenance Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 19, 2008 SB 381 Purchase of personal property by state departments Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 19, 2008 HB 834 Duties and Compensation of the Chair of the Lee County Commission Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
April 8, 2008 HB 362 To establish the Lauderdale County Community Development Commission and a Community Development Fund within the county treasury. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2007 HJR 178 State Veterans' Homes Joint Interim Legislative Oversight Committee Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 167 State employees, per diem increased, Sec. 36-7-20 am'd. Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 957 Cullman Co., Community Development Commission and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 959 Franklin Co., Community Development Commission and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 817 Russell Co., sales and use tax, county commission authorized to increase, penalties Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 804 Perry Co., alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales for off-premises consumption for any licensee regulated by Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, authorized Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 122 Ethics Law, definition of lobbyist to include persons attempting to influence no bid contracts Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HB 297 Community Development Commission Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 7, 2007 SJR 92 Transportation Department, property adjacent to Trotman Road in Montgomery Co., urged to deed to City of Pike Road for recreation purposes Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 HJR 535 School of Fine Arts Permanent Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, established Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 490 Russell Co., county commission, vacancies, filling by special election Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 458 Colbert Co., Community Development Commission and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 486 Class 5 municipalities, organized under Act 71, 1971 Reg. Sess., (Phenix City), council-manager form of government, abandonment Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 435 Chambers Co., judge of probate, fees for remote computer access to records and for bad checks, retroactive effect Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 421 Income tax credit, authorized for certain income taxes paid to a foreign country, Sec. 40-18-21 am'd. Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
June 7, 2007 SB 202 Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act, liability limits increased, Secs. 32-7-2, 32-7-6, 32-7-16 am'd. Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
May 31, 2007 HB 339 Competitive bids by local government and educational instrumentalities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 31, 2007 SB 199 DeKalb Co., Community Development Commission and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 31, 2007 HB 886 Class 5 municipalities organized under Chapter 44E, Title 11 (Dothan), outdoor advertising, city council may authorize without regard to Transportation Department regulations, Sec. 11-44E-52 am'd. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 HB 840 Lawrence Co., Community Development Commission, established, members, Tennessee Valley Authority, payments in-lieu-of-taxes, distrib. to Community Development Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 HB 841 Lauderdale Co., Community Development Board and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 HB 622 Russell Co., county commission, vacancies, filling by special election Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 HB 842 Colbert Co., Community Development Commission and Community Development Fund established Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 29, 2007 HB 620 Class 5 municipalities, organized under Act 71, 1971 Reg. Sess., (Phenix City), council-manager form of government, abandonment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 HJR 29 State Legislature Pay Increase Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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