Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/02/12 HB 950 2012-2013 Budget Amendments
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 10)
Yea
7/02/12 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 11)
Yea
7/02/12 SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing
Veto Override Passed - Senate (29 - 13)
Yea
6/21/12 HB 950 2012-2013 Budget Amendments
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 15)
Did Not Vote
6/20/12 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
6/18/12 HB 7 Authorizes Community Colleges to Opt Out of Federal Loan Program
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
Yea
6/12/12 HB 819 Requirements for Calculating Sea Level Rise
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12)
Yea
6/06/12 SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 19)
Did Not Vote
6/04/12 SB 795 Amends Teacher Tenure System
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
Yea
5/17/12 SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/23/12 SB 795 Amends Teacher Tenure System
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/04/12 SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Yea
11/28/11 SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 17)
Yea
11/07/11 HB 777 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Yea
11/07/11 SB 283 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
11/07/11 SB 689 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
9/13/11 SB 514 Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Yea
7/27/11 HB 937 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 19)
Yea
7/27/11 SB 453 Congressional Redistricting
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 17)
Yea
7/25/11 SB 455 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
Yea
7/13/11 SB 727 No Dues Checkoff for School Employees
Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
Yea
6/15/11 HB 200 2011-2013 Budget
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Yea
6/15/11 HB 854 Abortion Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Yea
5/18/11 HB 578 State Health Plan Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
Yea
5/03/11 HB 129 Regulates Competition Between Local Government and Private Business
Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
Yea
4/14/11 HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Did Not Vote
4/14/11 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Did Not Vote
3/28/11 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
Yea
3/23/11 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/09/11 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Veto Override Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Yea
3/02/11 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13)
Yea
2/24/11 SB 8 Repeal on the Number of Charter Schools Allowed
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 17)
Yea
2/07/11 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
Yea
2/03/11 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/01/11 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/31/11 SB 8 None
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/09/10 HB 1973 Keep North Carolina Competitive Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 17)
Nay
7/09/10 HB 748 Campaign Financing Restrictions
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
Nay
7/08/10 HB 1035 Performance and Payment Bond Modification
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
Yea
7/07/10 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 13)
Yea
7/07/10 SB 1015 Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
Yea
6/30/10 SB 897 2010-2011Operations and Capital Improvement Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 15)
Nay
5/27/10 SB 704 School Change Models
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Nay
5/20/10 SB 897 2010-2011Operations and Capital Improvement Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
Nay
8/07/09 HB 836 Modifying Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Nay
8/07/09 SB 943 Expanding Production Company Tax Credit
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 18)
Nay
8/05/09 SB 202 2009-2011 Biennium Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 18)
Nay
8/05/09 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 18)
Nay
7/20/09 HB 1289 Lottery Sales Ban at Check Cashing Sites
Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 23)
Did Not Vote
7/15/09 HB 1595 Malt Beverage Special Permit
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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