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Key Votes

2007 California Health and Health Care Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 5, 2007 CA AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 7, 2007 CA SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial Children’s Health and Safety Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
June 7, 2007 CA SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
June 7, 2007 CA SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
June 7, 2007 CA SB 32 Children's Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
June 7, 2007 CA AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House (47 - 32)
June 6, 2007 CA SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
June 5, 2007 CA AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House (41 - 34)
June 4, 2007 CA AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House (43 - 33)
May 31, 2007 CA SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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