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Key Votes

Nelson Hardwick's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Nelson L. Hardwick
Office: State House (SC) - District 106, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 106
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marty; 3 Children: Nada, Ira, Melissa
Birth Date: 09/19/1951
Birth Place: Conway, SC
Home City: Surfside Beach, SC
Religion: Episcopalian

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(90 - 18)
Yea
April 27, 2011 Amendment No. 1 Distribution Facilities and the Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - House
(47 - 71)
Nay
May 12, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - House
(90 - 29)
Nay
March 10, 2010 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(106 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Rejected - House
(54 - 60)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase House Sponsor
Feb. 12, 2009 H 3301 Payday Lending Regulations Motion Agreed - House
(93 - 16)
Nay
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)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H 3816 Bankruptcy Exemptions Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 26)
Yea
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 3A Cigarette Tax Increase for Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(67 - 51)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 4A Cigarette Tax for Small Business Employee Health Care Amendment Tabled - House
(60 - 58)
Nay
May 21, 2008 H Amdt 7A To Reduce Income Tax Amendment Tabled - House
(68 - 52)
Nay
May 7, 2008 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Yea
March 7, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority Joint Resolution Passed - House
(80 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2006 H 3381 Outdoor Advertising Veto Override Passed - House
(78 - 25)
Yea

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