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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 22, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(24 - 17)
Yea
May 11, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 16)
Nay
April 28, 2011 Amdt 46 Educational Television Commission Amendment to 2011-2012 Budget Amendment Adopted - House
(25 - 18)
Nay
March 10, 2011 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 17)
Nay
June 3, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
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)
Nay
June 16, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Veto Override Passed - Senate
(35 - 9)
Yea
May 20, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate
(34 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2009 S 351 State Ports Authority Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
Yea
May 14, 2008 H 3032 Immigration Reform Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(20 - 26)
Nay
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)
Yea
May 6, 2008 S Amdt P-1 Cigarette Tax Increase for Medicaid Amendment Tabled - Senate
(31 - 13)
Yea
April 10, 2008 H 3427 Ending Common Law Marriage Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 AM 4 to S 398 Prohibiting Payday Lending Amendment Bill Tabled - Senate
(23 - 18)
Nay
June 19, 2007 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission Veto Override Passed - Senate
(36 - 7)
Yea
May 31, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
Nay
May 30, 2007 Amendment No. P-2B State Scholarships for Private Schools Amendment Tabled - Senate
(29 - 15)
Yea
May 9, 2007 Amendment No. 2c Restructuring the Department of Transportation Amendment Tabled - Senate
(20 - 19)
Yea
April 24, 2007 Amendment No. 45 Competitive Grants Program Amendment Tabled - Senate
(31 - 9)
Yea
April 10, 2007 S 332 Workers' Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 7)
Yea
April 5, 2007 S 355 Restructuring the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 S 101 Reorganization of the State Government Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(22 - 23)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 284 The Appointment of the Adjutant General Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(27 - 18)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 285 The Appointment of the Comptroller General Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(32 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2007 S 286 Appointment of the Superintendent of Education Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(27 - 19)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 287 The Appointment of the Commissioner of Agriculture Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(30 - 15)
Nay
Jan. 24, 2007 S 288 Appointment of the Secretary of State Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(30 - 13)
Nay
June 14, 2006 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate
(19 - 22)
Yea
June 14, 2006 H 4410 Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Veto Override Failed - Senate
(8 - 29)
Nay
June 14, 2006 H 4810 2006-2007 Budget Veto Override Passed - Senate
(37 - 7)
Yea
May 31, 2006 H 4449 Sales and Property Taxes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 11)
Nay
May 31, 2006 H 4938 State Guard Emergency Air Wing Veto Override Failed - Senate
(29 - 15)
Yea
March 28, 2006 Amdt 2B Amendment Outlining Sentencing Guidelines for Those Convicted of Sexual Battery of Children Amendment Adopted - Senate
(34 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2006 H 3381 Outdoor Advertising Veto Override Passed - Senate
(28 - 13)
Yea

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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