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South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 4, 2014 H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(34 - 10)
Yea
March 19, 2014 H 3101 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Failed - Senate
(9 - 33)
Nay
June 26, 2012 H 4497 Authorizes Information On and Access to the HPV Vaccine Veto Override Failed - House
(54 - 47)
Yea
March 29, 2012 H 4894 Authorizes Income Tax Credit for Tuition Payments Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Nay
March 28, 2012 SB 1227 Prohibits Camping on State House Grounds Bill Passed - House
(85 - 22)
Nay
March 21, 2012 HB 4967 Amends the South Carolina Retirement System Bill Passed - House
(86 - 27)
Yea
June 22, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 54)
Nay
June 14, 2011 H 3992 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(83 - 25)
Nay
May 25, 2011 H 3407 Establishing a School Voucher Program Bill Tabled - House
(60 - 59)
Yea
May 25, 2011 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(65 - 39)
Nay
April 27, 2011 Amendment No. 1 Distribution Facilities and the Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - House
(47 - 71)
Nay
April 26, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - House
(71 - 36)
Nay
April 5, 2011 S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - House
(63 - 44)
Nay
March 29, 2011 H 3408 Freedom of Conscience Act Bill Passed - House
(69 - 41)
Nay
March 15, 2011 Amdt 71 Repeals Funding for the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Amendment Rejected - House
(46 - 69)
Did Not Vote
March 15, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - House
(77 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 23, 2011 H 3241 Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(85 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 H 3507 Call For Constitutional Convention Resolution Passed - House
(72 - 44)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(74 - 45)
Nay
June 3, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 54)
Did Not Vote
May 12, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - House
(90 - 29)
Yea
March 10, 2010 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(106 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees Motion Agreed - House
(81 - 26)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2010 H 4219 Censuring Governor Mark Sanford Resolution Passed - House
(102 - 11)
Yea
May 20, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - House
(98 - 19)
Yea
March 11, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Motion Agreed - House
(71 - 43)
Did Not Vote
March 3, 2009 H 3418 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(67 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Bill Passed - House
(87 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 2 Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Tabled - House
(69 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Rejected - House
(54 - 60)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2009 H 3301 Payday Lending Regulations Motion Agreed - House
(93 - 16)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 21, 2008 H Amdt 11 to H 5300 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. Funding Amendment Tabled - House
(66 - 50)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2008 H Amdt 20 to H 5300 Repealing Property Tax Exemption Amendment Tabled - House
(98 - 17)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2008 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Veto Override Passed - House
(86 - 25)
Yea
May 29, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(94 - 16)
Yea
May 27, 2008 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Failed - House
(54 - 57)
Yea
May 21, 2008 H 3816 Bankruptcy Exemptions Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 26)
Did Not Vote
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 3A Cigarette Tax Increase for Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(67 - 51)
Yea
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 4A Cigarette Tax for Small Business Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(60 - 58)
Yea
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 7A To Reduce Income Tax Amendment Tabled - House
(68 - 52)
Yea
May 7, 2008 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 33)
Nay
April 9, 2008 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance Bill Passed - House
(91 - 9)
Yea
April 9, 2008 H 4673 Cost-of-Living Pension Increases for Retired Legislators and State Workers Bill Passed - House
(58 - 51)
Yea
April 2, 2008 AM 1 Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Yea
April 2, 2008 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut Bill Passed - House
(100 - 14)
Nay
March 5, 2008 H 4620 Expanding Governor's Appointment Power Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Nay
June 28, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Veto Override Failed - House
(60 - 52)
Nay
June 20, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 49)
Yea
June 19, 2007 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission Veto Override Passed - House
(87 - 18)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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