Buddy Carter

Name: Earl 'Buddy' Carter

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First Elected: 11/22/2009

Last Elected: 11/06/2012

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Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Amy; 3 Children: Barrett, Joel, Travis

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth: Port Wentworth

Home City: Pooler, GA

Religion: Methodist


Georgia Key Votes

Date

Bill No.

Bill Title

Outcome

Vote

March 3, 2014

SB 98

Prohibits Abortion Coverage in a Qualified Health Plan

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 18)

Yea

Feb. 25, 2014

SB 167

Prohibits Common Core Curriculum Standards

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 16)

Did Not Vote

Feb. 24, 2014

SR 415

Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax

Resolution Passed – Senate
(42 – 11)

Yea

Feb. 17, 2014

SB 318

Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends

Bill Failed – Senate
(28 – 20)

Yea

March 29, 2012

HB 1114

Prohibits Assisted Suicide

Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(38 – 11)

Yea

March 29, 2012

HB 347

Reduces Unemployment Benefits

Conference Report Adopted – Senate
(37 – 17)

Yea

March 29, 2012

HB 954

Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks

Conference Report Adopted – Senate
(36 – 19)

Yea

March 29, 2012

SB 410

Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance

Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(38 – 16)

Yea

March 27, 2012

HB 861

Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients

Bill Passed – Senate
(36 – 15)

Yea

March 26, 2012

HB 797

Establishes a State Charter School Commission

Bill Passed – Senate
(38 – 14)

Yea

March 26, 2012

HB 954

Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks

Bill Passed – Senate
(36 – 19)

Yea

March 19, 2012

HR 1162

Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools

Amendment Adopted – Senate
(40 – 16)

Yea

March 7, 2012

SB 292

Requires Drug Tests for Certain Welfare Recipients

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 18)

Yea

March 7, 2012

SB 312

Require Development Activities for Certain Public Benefits

Bill Passed – Senate
(40 – 14)

Yea

March 7, 2012

SB 438

Prohibits State Employee Insurance Coverage of Abortions

Bill Passed – Senate
(33 – 18)

Yea

March 7, 2012

SB 460

Exempts Religious Employers from Insurance Requirements for Coverage of Contraception

Bill Passed – Senate
(38 – 15)

Yea

March 7, 2012

SB 469

Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 18)

Yea

March 5, 2012

SB 410

Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance

Bill Passed – Senate
(38 – 13)

Yea

March 5, 2012

SB 458

Repeals Certain Public Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 19)

Yea

Feb. 24, 2012

SB 447

Reduces Unemployment Benefits

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 13)

Yea

Feb. 17, 2012

SB 362

Authorizes the Recovery and Sale of Deadhead Logs

Bill Passed – Senate
(37 – 12)

Yea

Jan. 23, 2012

SB 312

Require Development Activities for Certain Public Benefits

Senate

Sponsor

Jan. 9, 2012

SB 184

Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal

Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(38 – 15)

Yea

Aug. 23, 2011

HB 1EX

House Redistricting

Bill Passed – Senate
(36 – 16)

Yea

Aug. 18, 2011

SB 1EX

State Senate Redistricting

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 18)

Yea

April 14, 2011

HB 24

Amending Rules of Evidence

Bill Passed – Senate
(50 – 3)

Yea

April 14, 2011

HB 461

Interstate Health Care Compact

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 18)

Yea

April 14, 2011

HB 87

Immigration Enforcement Act

Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(37 – 19)

Yea

April 12, 2011

HB 234

Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects

Bill Passed – Senate
(42 – 10)

Yea

April 12, 2011

HB 47

Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State

Bill Passed – Senate
(37 – 17)

Yea

April 11, 2011

HB 92

Limits Absentee Ballots

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 20)

Yea

March 16, 2011

SB 10

Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays

Bill Passed – Senate
(32 – 22)

Yea

March 16, 2011

SB 210

Liability for Violations of Abortion Laws

Bill Passed – Senate
(36 – 16)

Yea

March 14, 2011

SB 40

Immigration Status Verification of Private Business Workers

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 21)

Yea

March 10, 2011

SB 162

DUIs a Felony for Undocumented Immigrants

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 18)

Yea

March 10, 2011

SB 162

DUIs a Felony for Undocumented Immigrants

Bill Not Tabled – Senate
(20 – 34)

Nay

March 8, 2011

HB 326

Amends the HOPE Scholarship Program

Bill Passed – Senate
(35 – 20)

Yea

Feb. 24, 2011

SB 17

Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits

Bill Passed – Senate
(32 – 16)

Yea

Feb. 23, 2011

SB 36

Prescription Drug Database

Bill Passed – Senate
(49 – 6)

Yea

Feb. 1, 2011

SB 36

Prescription Drug Database

Senate

Sponsor

April 21, 2010

HB 1198

Tax Law Amendments

Bill Passed – Senate
(33 – 16)

Yea

April 20, 2010

HB 1405

Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications

Bill Passed – Senate
(34 – 14)

Yea

April 1, 2010

HB 1023

Tax Law Amendments

Bill Passed – Senate
(33 – 13)

Yea

April 1, 2010

HB 307

Hospital Medicaid Fee

Bill Passed – Senate
(31 – 15)

Yea

March 30, 2010

SB 67

English Only Requirement for Driver’s License Examinations

Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(39 – 11)

Yea

March 26, 2010

SB 399

General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation

Bill Passed – Senate
(30 – 16)

Yea

March 26, 2010

SB 407

Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States

Bill Passed – Senate
(29 – 16)

Yea

March 26, 2010

SB 529

Abortion Law Amendments

Bill Passed – Senate
(33 – 14)

Yea

March 17, 2010

SB 406

Online Voter Registration

Bill Passed – Senate
(33 – 20)

Yea

March 17, 2010

SR 794

Prohibiting Health Care Mandates

Resolution Failed – Senate
(34 – 19)

Yea

Feb. 18, 2010

SR 1120

Temporary Legislative Adjournment

Resolution Passed – Senate
(35 – 17)

Yea

Feb. 4, 2010

SB 235

Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation

Bill Passed – Senate
(47 – 2)

Yea

April 3, 2009

HB 119

2009-2010 State Budget

Conference Report Adopted – House
(137 – 41)

Yea

April 3, 2009

HB 2

Citizenship Status Verification of Government Assistance Recipients

Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(121 – 47)

Yea

April 3, 2009

SB 86

Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

Bill Passed – House
(140 – 67)

Yea

April 1, 2009

SB 200

Reorganization of the Department of Transportation

Bill Passed – House
(90 – 84)

Yea

March 30, 2009

SB 67

English Only Requirement for Driver’s License Examinations

Bill Passed – House
(104 – 58)

Yea

March 25, 2009

SB 83

Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Bill Failed – House
(109 – 63)

Yea

March 23, 2009

HB 233

Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze

Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(114 – 55)

Yea

March 12, 2009

HB 23

Age-Specific Ban on Wireless Communication While Driving

Bill Passed – House
(138 – 34)

Yea

March 12, 2009

HB 243

Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers’ National Certification

Bill Passed – House
(92 – 79)

Yea

March 12, 2009

HB 480

Car Tax Amendments

Bill Passed – House
(133 – 39)

Yea

March 9, 2009

HB 160

Speeding Fee

Bill Passed – House
(113 – 53)

Did Not Vote

Feb. 26, 2009

SB 31

Energy Rate Increases to Finance Nuclear Power Plant Construction

Bill Passed – House
(107 – 66)

Yea

Feb. 12, 2009

HB 233

Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze

Bill Passed – House
(110 – 63)

Yea

Jan. 30, 2009

HB 143

Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization

Bill Passed – House
(117 – 55)

Yea

April 4, 2008

HB 978

Vehicle Seizures for Unlicensed Drivers

Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(115 – 44)

Yea

April 4, 2008

SR 845

Regional Transportation Sales Tax

Conference Report Adopted – House
(134 – 34)

Yea

April 2, 2008

SB 174

Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees

Bill Failed – House
(55 – 107)

Yea

April 1, 2008

HB 1244

State Income Tax Reductions

Bill Passed – House
(154 – 18)

Yea

April 1, 2008

HR 1246

Property Tax Assessment Freeze

Resolution Passed – House
(166 – 7)

Yea

March 27, 2008

SR 845

Regional Transportation Sales Tax

Resolution Passed – House
(136 – 35)

Yea

March 20, 2008

SB 350

Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License

Bill Passed – House
(99 – 68)

Yea

March 19, 2008

Fleming AM 29 0700

Amending Capital Punishment Sentencing Procedures

Amendment Adopted – House
(100 – 66)

Yea

March 19, 2008

SB 145

Amending Sentencing Guidelines for Murder

Bill Passed – House
(112 – 55)

Yea

March 11, 2008

HB 1133

Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations

Bill Passed – House
(92 – 73)

Yea

March 11, 2008

HB 1158

Motor Vehicle Trauma Care Fee

Bill Passed – House
(164 – 7)

Yea

March 11, 2008

HB 1216

Regional Commissions

Bill Passed – House
(134 – 30)

Yea

March 6, 2008

SB 276

Expanding Automotive Insurance Coverage

Bill Passed – House
(141 – 3)

Yea

March 5, 2008

SR 796

Property Tax Assessment Cap

Resolution Failed – House
(110 – 62)

Yea

March 4, 2008

HB 1245

Public Defender Funding Amendments

Bill Passed – House
(141 – 21)

Yea

March 4, 2008

HB 1281

Restricting Local Outdoor Water Regulations

Bill Passed – House
(124 – 38)

Yea

Feb. 28, 2008

HB 978

Vehicle Seizures for Undocumented Immigrant Traffic Violations

Bill Passed – House
(104 – 51)

Yea

Feb. 26, 2008

HR 413

English as the Official Language of Georgia

Resolution Failed – House
(103 – 61)

Yea

Feb. 20, 2008

HR 1206

Reassessing Georgia’s Northern Border

Resolution Passed – House
(136 – 26)

Yea

Jan. 31, 2008

HB 881

Georgia Charter Schools Commission

Bill Passed – House
(119 – 48)

Yea

Jan. 31, 2008

HB 89

Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles

Bill Passed – House
(111 – 58)

Yea

Jan. 29, 2008

HB 908

Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions

Bill Passed – House
(141 – 29)

Yea

Jan. 28, 2008

HB 301

Increasing Dogfighting Penalties

Bill Passed – House
(165 – 6)

Yea

Jan. 18, 2008

HR 1022

State-Wide Water Management Plan

Bill Passed – House
(131 – 37)

Yea

March 27, 2007

HCS HB 163

Payday Loan Legalization and Regulation

Bill Failed – House
(82 – 77)

Yea

March 27, 2007

HCS HB 340

Children’s Health Care Eligibility

Bill Passed – House
(101 – 63)

Yea

March 20, 2007

HCS HB 185

Death Penalty Rules

Bill Passed – House
(106 – 65)

Yea

March 20, 2007

HCS HB 487

President Primary Date Change Act

Bill Passed – House
(154 – 11)

Yea

March 20, 2007

HCS HB 77

Red Light Camera Law

Bill Passed – House
(110 – 60)

Yea

March 19, 2007

HCS HB 147

Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

Bill Passed – House
(116 – 54)

Yea

Feb. 12, 2007

HB 89

Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles

Bill Passed – House
(130 – 38)

Yea

March 28, 2006

CCS SB 529

Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act

Conference Report Adopted – House
(119 – 49)

Yea

March 24, 2006

SCS SB 396

Use of Deadly Force

Bill Passed – House
(115 – 42)

Yea

March 23, 2006

HCS SB 529

Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act

Bill Passed – House
(123 – 51)

Yea

Feb. 22, 2006

HCS HB 1325

Natural Gas Distribution Regulations

Bill Passed – House
(110 – 59)

Yea

Feb. 16, 2006

HCS SB 390

Classroom First Act for Georgia

Bill Passed – House
(102 – 70)

Yea

Feb. 14, 2006

HCS HB 1238

Requirements for Wiring Money

Bill Passed – House
(106 – 60)

Yea

Jan. 31, 2006

SB 386

State Senatorial District Composition

Bill Passed – House
(100 – 69)

Yea

Jan. 25, 2006

SB 84

Voter Identification

Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(111 – 60)

Yea

Jan. 12, 2006

SB 84

Voter Identification

Bill Passed – House
(110 – 64)

Yea

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