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Key Votes

Roland Smith's Voting Records

Full Name: James Roland Smith
Office: State House (SC) - District 84, Republican
First Elected: 03/07/1989
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Peggy; 3 Children: Harry, Todd, Caroline
Birth Date: 02/26/1933
Birth Place: Aiken, SC
Home City: Aiken, SC
Religion: Pentecostal Holiness

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 4, 2014 H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(85 - 28)
Yea
April 30, 2014 H 3435 Amends Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(51 - 49)
Nay
April 2, 2014 H 4803 Authorizes Individuals with Epilepsy to Use Oil Derived from Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(90 - 24)
Did Not Vote
March 20, 2014 H 4223 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(81 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 308 Authorizes Carrying Concealed Weapons into Businesses that Serve Alcohol Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(90 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2014 H 3147 Expands Workers' Compensation for Certain Injuries to Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House
(69 - 45)
Nay
May 23, 2013 H 4223 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks House Sponsor
June 26, 2012 H 4497 Authorizes Information On and Access to the HPV Vaccine Veto Override Failed - House
(54 - 47)
Nay
March 29, 2012 H 4894 Authorizes Income Tax Credit for Tuition Payments Bill Passed - House
(62 - 38)
Yea
March 28, 2012 SB 1227 Prohibits Camping on State House Grounds Bill Passed - House
(85 - 22)
Yea
March 21, 2012 HB 4967 Amends the South Carolina Retirement System Bill Passed - House
(86 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 H 4894 Authorizes Income Tax Credit for Tuition Payments House Sponsor
June 22, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 54)
Yea
June 14, 2011 H 3992 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(83 - 25)
Yea
May 25, 2011 H 3407 Establishing a School Voucher Program Bill Tabled - House
(60 - 59)
Nay
May 25, 2011 S 20 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(65 - 39)
Yea
April 27, 2011 Amendment No. 1 Distribution Facilities and the Sales Tax Amendment Rejected - House
(47 - 71)
Nay
April 26, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Conference Report Adopted - House
(71 - 36)
Yea
April 5, 2011 S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - House
(63 - 44)
Yea
March 30, 2011 H 3992 Congressional Redistricting House Sponsor
March 29, 2011 H 3408 Freedom of Conscience Act Bill Passed - House
(69 - 41)
Yea
March 15, 2011 Amdt 71 Repeals Funding for the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Amendment Rejected - House
(46 - 69)
Nay
March 15, 2011 H 3700 2011-2012 Budget Bill Passed - House
(77 - 42)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 H 3241 Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(85 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 H 3507 Call For Constitutional Convention Resolution Passed - House
(72 - 44)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(74 - 45)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 H 3407 Establishing a School Voucher Program House Sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 H 3408 None House Sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 H 3003 Voter ID House Co-sponsor
June 3, 2010 H 4657 2010-2011 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 54)
Yea
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)
Yea
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

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