H.3929 The Poultry Bill (Cloture Vote)
When the bill came to the floor of the House, Rep. Clary introduced over 100 amendments to kill, delay, or improve the bill. In order to limit the number of amendments introduced and the amount of debate on each amendment, the House moved to “invoke cloture” on May 9, 2017, by a vote of 54-44. This vote prevented a prolonged floor fight and weakened the ability of Rep. Clary (R-Clemson) and conservationists to improve the bill. The cloture vote is the focus of this scored vote.
Ultimately, H.3929 passed the House by a vote of 77-12 (this vote is not scored).
Once in the Senate, Senator Kimpson led a lengthy filibuster in order to secure several amendments and improve the bill. On March 12, 2018, Governor Henry McMaster signed H.3929 into law.
- This is a procedural vote on an Anti-Conservation Bill.
- The Pro-Conservation Vote was NO to invoke cloture in the House.
- The bill passed the House in 2017, an amended version passed the Senate in 2018 and was signed into law by the Governor in 2018.