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Key Votes

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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/31/09 SB 3 Budget Adjustments Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/30/09 SB 29 Authorizing Corporate Water Systems to Refuse Fluoridation Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/09 SB 187 Alcohol Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/09 SB 53 Prohibiting the Awarding of Legal Fees to Plaintiffs in Public Interest Lawsuits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/09 SB 208 Posting Public Notices Online Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/09 HB 2 2009-2010 Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/09 HB 345 Regulating Former Lawmakers in Lobbying Signed - Executive
Sign
3/25/09 HB 156 Subdivision Approval Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/09 HB 353 Truth In Advertising Act Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/09 HB 290 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
3/25/09 HB 100 Prison Education and Medical Financing Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/24/09 HB 17 Allowing Doctors to Prescribe Antibiotics to Unnamed Sexual Partners Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/09 HB 90 Increasing Illegal Abortion Penalty Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/09 HB 222 Offering Anesthetics to Women Undergoing Abortions Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/09 SB 25 Online Voter Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/09 SB 16 Prohibiting "Gang Loitering" Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/09 HB 179 Authorizing Land Swap for Development of UTA Rail Station Signed - Executive
Sign
3/11/09 SB 79 Elevating Standard of Proof for Specific Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Signed - Executive
Sign
2/09/09 HB 3 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
2/09/09 SB 4 2008-2009 Education Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/08 SB 2 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/19/08 HB 359 Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/19/08 SB 211 Amending Alcohol Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/08 SB 48 School Building Funding Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/08 HB 75 State Inventory of Government Activities Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/08 SB 162 State Discretion Over Federal Education Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/08 HB 15 Sexually Transmitted Disease Education Signed - Executive
Sign
3/17/08 SB 297 Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty Signed - Executive
Sign
3/14/08 SB 299 Domestic Partnership Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/13/08 SB 81 Expanding Immigration Enforcement Signed - Executive
Sign
3/03/08 SB 144 Parameters on Governor's Ability to Enter Agreements Binding the State Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/09/07 4SHB 236 Student Clubs Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
2/12/07 HB 148 Parent Choice in Education Act Signed - Executive
Sign

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