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South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 3, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 54)
Did Not Vote
May 12, 2010 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase Veto Override Passed - House
(90 - 29)
Yea
March 10, 2010 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(106 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees Motion Agreed - House
(81 - 26)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2010 H 4219 Censuring Governor Mark Sanford Resolution Passed - House
(102 - 11)
Yea
May 20, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Veto Override Passed - House
(98 - 19)
Yea
March 11, 2009 H 3560 2009-2010 Budget Motion Agreed - House
(71 - 43)
Yea
March 3, 2009 H 3418 Requiring Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(67 - 44)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2009 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Bill Passed - House
(87 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 2 Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Tabled - House
(69 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Rejected - House
(54 - 60)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2009 H 3584 Cigarette Tax Increase House Sponsor
Feb. 12, 2009 H 3301 Payday Lending Regulations Motion Agreed - House
(93 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2009 H 3301 Payday Lending Regulations House Sponsor
Jan. 15, 2009 H 3305 Requiring Secret Ballot Elections House Sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions House Sponsor
Oct. 21, 2008 H Amdt 11 to H 5300 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. Funding Amendment Tabled - House
(66 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2008 H Amdt 20 to H 5300 Repealing Property Tax Exemption Amendment Tabled - House
(98 - 17)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2008 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Veto Override Passed - House
(86 - 25)
Yea
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)
Yea
May 7, 2008 Amendment No. 8A Requiring Employers to Verify Immigration the Status of Their Employees Amendment Adopted - House
(80 - 33)
Yea
April 9, 2008 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance Bill Passed - House
(91 - 9)
Yea
April 9, 2008 H 4673 Cost-of-Living Pension Increases for Retired Legislators and State Workers Bill Passed - House
(58 - 51)
Nay
April 2, 2008 AM 1 Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Nay
April 2, 2008 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut Bill Passed - House
(100 - 14)
Yea
March 5, 2008 H 4620 Expanding Governor's Appointment Power Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 24)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2008 H 4550 Marriage Tax Cut House Sponsor
Jan. 9, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill House Sponsor
June 28, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Veto Override Failed - House
(60 - 52)
Did Not Vote
June 20, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and School Choice Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 49)
Yea
June 19, 2007 S 99 Presidential Primaries Conducted by the State Election Commission Veto Override Passed - House
(87 - 18)
Nay
April 25, 2007 H 3567 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(78 - 37)
Yea
March 29, 2007 Amendment No. 5 School Vouchers, Administer PACT to Transfer Students Amendment Tabled - House
(62 - 56)
Yea
March 29, 2007 Amendment No. 5 School Vouchers, Administer PACT to Transfer Students House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2007 Amendment No. 8 School Tuition Tax Credit Amendment Tabled - House
(70 - 49)
Yea
March 29, 2007 H 3124 Open Enrollment and Optional Programs Bill Passed - House
(69 - 53)
Yea
March 27, 2007 Amendment No. 23 Remove the Transportation Commission Amendment Tabled - House
(71 - 36)
Yea
March 21, 2007 H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill Passed - House
(91 - 23)
Yea
March 7, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority Joint Resolution Passed - House
(80 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2007 H 3505 Jasper County Port Authority House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2007 H 3063 Defining Marriage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 24, 2007 H 4549 Funding Road Repair and Maintenance House Sponsor
Dec. 13, 2006 H 3063 Defining Marriage House Co-sponsor
June 14, 2006 H 3726 ATV Use Regulations Veto Override Passed - House
(74 - 31)
Nay

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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