House passes Haley’s roll-call voting bill

January 13, 2011 

For the second year in a row, the S.C. House unanimously has passed Gov. Nikki Haley's signature piece of legislation, a roll-call voting bill that would require lawmakers to record their votes on:

Each section of the state budget.

The second, and most important, vote taken on all bills and resolutions as well as any conference reports. (Such legislation normally requires three votes.)

Any bill amended by either the House or state Senate. While all 104 House members present Thursday voted in favor, House Minority Leader Harry Ott, D-Calhoun, said the proposal would cost taxpayers' money.

Each time the House records how its members vote, it costs $30 to $35 in printing costs, according to the bill's financial impact statement.

The Senate has put a similar bill at the top of its agenda as well.

–John O'Connor

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