Governor Nimrata 'Nikki' R. Haley's Voting Records

Office: Governor (SC), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/03/10 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 54)
Nay
5/12/10 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase
Veto Override Passed - House (90 - 29)
Nay
3/10/10 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (106 - 12)
Yea
2/24/10 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees
Motion Agreed - House (81 - 26)
Did Not Vote
1/13/10 H 4219 Censuring Governor Mark Sanford
Resolution Passed - House (102 - 11)
Yea
5/20/09 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget
Veto Override Passed - House (98 - 19)
Nay
3/11/09 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget
Motion Agreed - House (71 - 43)
Yea
3/03/09 H 3418 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote
Bill Passed - House (67 - 44)
Yea
2/26/09 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions
Bill Passed - House (87 - 24)
Yea
2/24/09 Amdt 2 Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period
Amendment Tabled - House (69 - 45)
Yea
2/24/09 Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period
Amendment Rejected - House (54 - 60)
Yea
2/12/09 H 3301 Payday Lending Regulations
Motion Agreed - House (93 - 16)
Yea
1/15/09 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections
None - House
Sponsor
1/13/09 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions
None - House
Sponsor
10/21/08 H Amdt 11 to H 5300 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. Funding
Amendment Tabled - House (66 - 50)
Nay
10/21/08 H Amdt 20 to H 5300 Repealing Property Tax Exemption
Amendment Tabled - House (98 - 17)
Yea
10/21/08 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest
Veto Override Passed - House (86 - 25)
Nay
5/29/08 H 4400 Immigration Bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (94 - 16)
Yea
5/27/08 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase
Veto Override Failed - House (54 - 57)
Nay
5/21/08 H 3816 Bankruptcy Exemptions
Veto Override Passed - House (78 - 26)
Yea
5/21/08 H Amdt 3A Cigarette Tax Increase for Employee Health Care
Amendment Tabled - House (67 - 51)
Yea
5/21/08 H Amdt 4A Cigarette Tax for Small Business Employee Health Care
Amendment Tabled - House (60 - 58)
Yea
5/21/08 H Amdt 7A To Reduce Income Tax
Amendment Tabled - House (68 - 52)
Yea
5/07/08 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees
Amendment Adopted - House (80 - 33)
Yea
4/09/08 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance
Bill Passed - House (91 - 9)
Yea
4/09/08 H 4673 Cost-of-Living Pension Increases for Retired Legislators and State Workers
Bill Passed - House (58 - 51)
Yea
4/02/08 AM 1 Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit
Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73)
Nay
4/02/08 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut
Bill Passed - House (100 - 14)
Yea
3/05/08 H 4620 Expanding Governor's Appointment Power
Joint Resolution Passed - House (83 - 24)
Yea
1/31/08 H 4400 Immigration Bill
Bill Passed - House (80 - 13)
Yea
1/24/08 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut
None - House
Sponsor
1/09/08 H 4400 Immigration Bill
None - House
Sponsor
6/28/07 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice
Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 52)
Nay
6/20/07 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice
Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 49)
Nay
6/19/07 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission
Veto Override Passed - House (87 - 18)
Yea
4/25/07 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - House (78 - 37)
Nay
3/29/07 Amendment No. 5 School Vouchers, Administer PACT to Transfer Students
Amendment Tabled - House (62 - 56)
Nay
3/29/07 Amendment No. 8 School Tuition Tax Credit
Amendment Tabled - House (70 - 49)
Nay
3/29/07 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs
Bill Passed - House (69 - 53)
Yea
3/27/07 Amendment No. 23 Remove the Transportation Commission
Amendment Tabled - House (71 - 36)
Nay
3/21/07 H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound
Bill Passed - House (91 - 23)
Yea
3/07/07 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority
Joint Resolution Passed - House (80 - 35)
Yea
2/13/07 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/25/07 H 3063 Defining Marriage
Bill Passed - House (92 - 7)
Yea
1/24/07 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance
None - House
Sponsor
6/14/06 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations
Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 31)
Yea
6/14/06 H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill
Veto Override Failed - House (73 - 40)
Yea
6/14/06 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget
Veto Override Passed - House (99 - 13)
Yea
5/31/06 S 1267 Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 27)
Yea
5/25/06 Amdt 3 to S 1084 Inclusion of Unborn Child/Fetus in Definition for Civil Suits Amendment
Amendment Tabled - House (65 - 31)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
6/13/14 S 813 Authorizes Libraries to Expel Certain Individuals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/14 H 3428 Relating to the First Steps to School Readiness Initiative Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/14 H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/03/14 S 293 Increases the Cap on Property Taxes for Certain Districts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/21/14 H 5024 Authorizes the Denmark-Olar School District to Establish a Capital Millage Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/11/14 SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Signed - Executive
Sign
6/25/13 H 3711 2013-14 Capital Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/25/13 H 3710 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/17/13 H 3342 Establishes Limits on a Circuit Judges Ability to Issue Bench Warrants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/17/13 S 707 Authorizes Columbia Firefighters to Act as Certified Law Enforcement Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/10/13 H 3907 Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to Accept Uncertified Checks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/05/12 H 4813 Relating to Fiscal Year 2012-2013 General Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
7/05/12 H 4814 Relating to the Capital Reserve Fund Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/27/12 H 3790 Relating to Creating the Bamberg County Water and Sewer Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/26/12 HB 4967 Amends the South Carolina Retirement System Signed - Executive
Sign
6/18/12 H 3127 Relating to Pardons Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/18/12 S 580 Relating to Licensure and Regulation of Private Security and Investigation Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/18/12 H 4497 Authorizes Information On and Access to the HPV Vaccine Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/18/12 H 4082 Relating to Insurance Premium Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/18/12 S 1167 Relating to Tax Increment Financing Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/12 H 4821 Relating to Filing of Court Documents by Electronic Means Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/12 H 4886 Relating to Fountain Inn Elementary School Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/12 H 4033 Relating to Widening and Dredging Waterways Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/11/12 H 5315 Relating to Stall High School Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/29/12 SB 1227 Prohibits Camping on State House Grounds Signed - Executive
Sign
2/27/12 H 4627 Relating to the Department of Health and Environment Control Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/27/12 H 4723 Relating to the Appointment of Commissioners to the Berea Water and Sewer District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/01/11 H 3992 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
6/28/11 H 3701 Capital Reserve Appropriation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/27/11 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Signed - Executive
Sign
6/22/11 S 913 Creates Kershaw County Housing Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/14/11 S 588 Establishes a Stroke Prevention and Triage Network Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/14/11 S 785 General Obligation Bonds for Florence County School District #4 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/07/11 S 211 Relating to the I-95 Corridor Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/07/11 H 4149 Relating to Colleton County School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/07/11 S 877 Relating to Hampton County School District No. 2 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/23/11 S 232 Relating to Narcotics Addiction Treatment Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/23/11 S 586 Relating to the State Health Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/18/11 H 3003 Voter ID Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/11 S 533 Relating to Sales Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/12/11 S 724 Relating to the Lower Florence County Hospital District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/06/11 S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
2/02/11 H 3321 Relating to Water and Sewer Districts Vetoed - Executive
Veto

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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