Senator Donna Mercado Kim's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (HI) - District 14, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/05/15 HB 134 Authorizes Surcharge Tax for Mass Transit Projects
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 4)
Yea
5/05/15 HB 623 Requires 100 Percent Dependency on Renewable Energy by 2045
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 1)
Yea
5/05/15 SB 1028 Appropriates Funds for the Hawaii Health Connector
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 2)
Yea
5/01/15 HB 1075 Authorizes Public-private Partnership of Hospital Facilities
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 1)
Yea
4/28/15 SB 550 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 2)
Yea
3/10/15 SB 1030 Prohibits Sale of Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
Yea
3/10/15 SB 879 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
Yea
3/04/14 SB 2609 Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
Yea
11/12/13 SB 1 - HD 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 4)
Nay
4/30/13 HB 622 Limits Media 'Shield Law' Provisions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 9)
Yea
3/05/13 SB 69 Requires Background Checks at Gun Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 3)
Yea
1/24/13 SB 1084 Authorizes the Use of Public Funds for Private Preschools
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/03/12 SB 2785 Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
Yea
1/19/12 SB 2115 Amends Charter School System
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/16/11 SB 232 Civil Unions for All Couples
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
Nay
1/28/11 SB 232 Civil Unions for All Couples
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
Nay
4/28/10 HB 2377 Board of Education Selection Advisory Council
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 2)
Yea
4/27/10 HB 2583 Shark Feeding Penalty Increase
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (23 - 2)
Yea
4/14/10 HB 2421 Petroleum Tax ("Barrel Tax") Increase
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 7)
Yea
1/22/10 HB 444 Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 7)
Nay
5/08/09 SB 1111 Transient Accommodations Tax Increase
Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
Yea
4/14/09 HB 1605 Allowing Counties to Impose Retail Sales Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
Yea
4/14/09 HB 1744 Allowing a County Surcharge on the Transient Accommodations Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 6)
Yea
4/14/09 HB 1747 Income Tax Rate Increase for Top Income Brackets
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
Yea
4/14/09 HB 952 Amending Unionization Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
Yea
2/23/09 SB 777 Requiring Comprehensive Sex Education When Using State Funds
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 3)
Yea
1/26/09 SB 1111 Transient Accommodation Tax Increase
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/01/08 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 11)
Nay
3/04/08 SB 2423 Turtle Bay Acquisition
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
Yea
10/29/07 SB 1 Superferry Environmental Assessment
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 5)
Yea
3/08/07 SB 1276 Environmental Impact of Harbor Improvements
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 4)
Yea
5/02/06 HB 3115 Gasoline Industry Controls
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
Yea
5/02/06 SB 1223 Overdraft Check Fee Increase
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 7)
Yea
5/02/06 SB 3262 Smoking Ban Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
Yea
4/11/06 HB 1242 Intentional Termination of Pregnancy
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 7)
Yea
3/07/06 SB 3008 Public Work Projects; Hours and Wages; Violations
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
Yea
3/07/06 SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 2)
Yea
3/07/06 SB 3195 Education Appropriation
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 3)
Yea
1/25/06 SB 3102 Student to Teacher Ratio Reduction
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/25/06 SB 3195 Education Appropriation
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/27/05 SB 1223 UCC; Dishonored Checks
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

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