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Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: Governor (ID), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 272 Medical Marijuana Use Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(161 - 264)
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2013 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Signed - Executive
March 28, 2013 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Signed - Executive
April 5, 2012 H 619 Prohibits Speed Limit Regulation by Local Authorities Signed - Executive
April 20, 2011 H 298 Response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Vetoed - Executive
April 1, 2011 S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
April 8, 2010 H 589 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Signed - Executive
April 11, 2008 H 599 Eliminating the Personal Property Tax Signed - Executive
March 28, 2008 S 1441 Prohibiting Local Gun Ordinances Signed - Executive

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