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Key Votes

2010 California Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 8, 2010 CA SB 870 2010-2011 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Oct. 7, 2010 CA SB 870 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (57 - 13)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA SB 1399 Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 21)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA SB 1381 Increasing Age Requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA AB 482 Prohibiting Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 30)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (20 - 17)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA SB 1317 Parental Crime for Chronic Truancy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 21)
Aug. 31, 2010 CA SB 1381 Increasing Age Requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
Aug. 30, 2010 CA AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 28)
Aug. 30, 2010 CA SB 1399 Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
Aug. 30, 2010 CA SB 1317 Parental Crime for Chronic Truancy Bill Passed - House (58 - 17)
Aug. 30, 2010 CA AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Aug. 27, 2010 CA SB 1413 Requiring Free Drinking Water in Public School Cafeterias Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Aug. 27, 2010 CA AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Aug. 26, 2010 CA SB 145 Prohibiting Denial of Workers' Compensation if the Injury or Death was Related to Certain Personal Characteristics Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Aug. 26, 2010 CA AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Aug. 26, 2010 CA AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 28)
Aug. 26, 2010 CA AB 482 Prohibiting Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Aug. 26, 2010 CA SB 1413 Requiring Free Drinking Water in Public School Cafeterias Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA SB 970 College Vote-by-Mail Drop-Off Locations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA SB 1272 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
Aug. 25, 2010 CA SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Aug. 24, 2010 CA SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal a Sentence of Life Without Parole Bill Failed - House (34 - 38)
Aug. 24, 2010 CA AB 2072 Informational Pamphlet for Parents of Deaf Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Aug. 23, 2010 CA SB 145 Prohibiting Denial of Workers' Compensation if the Injury or Death was Related to Certain Personal Characteristics Bill Passed - House (47 - 27)
Aug. 23, 2010 CA SB 970 College Vote-by-Mail Drop-Off Locations Bill Passed - House (48 - 28)
Aug. 23, 2010 CA SB 1272 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (47 - 27)
Aug. 23, 2010 CA AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Aug. 23, 2010 CA AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Aug. 12, 2010 CA SB 933 Prohibiting Debit Card Fees Bill Passed - House (45 - 24)
July 1, 2010 CA SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1475 Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving or Riding a Bicycle Amendment Adopted - Senate (21 - 16)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1264 Airline Passenger Rights Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 16)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 920 Opt-out for Telephone Directories Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 18)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 2047 Expanding Authorized University Admission Considerations Amendment Adopted - House (48 - 28)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 2514 Energy Storage Targets Amendment Adopted - House (41 - 28)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 974 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1113 Income Tax Appeal Modifications Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 20)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 1810 Expanded Firearm Registration Bill Passed - House (42 - 29)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1163 Denials of Health Care Coverage Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 12)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1449 Reclassifying Marijuana Possession as an Infraction Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 933 Prohibiting Debit Card Fees Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 2529 Peer Review Requirements for Regulatory Economic Impact Analysis Bill Passed - House (44 - 18)
June 2, 2010 CA SB 1088 Young Adults Health insurance Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
June 2, 2010 CA SB 969 College Tuition Prices for Students Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
June 2, 2010 CA SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal Life Without Parole Sentences Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
June 2, 2010 CA AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
June 2, 2010 CA AB 2578 State Approvals for Health Insurance Rates Bill Passed - House (43 - 28)
June 2, 2010 CA SB 1399 Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
June 2, 2010 CA AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
June 2, 2010 CA AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 2244 Prohibiting the Denial of Health Care Coverage for Children with Preexisting Conditions Bill Passed - House (50 - 25)
June 1, 2010 CA SB 1168 Grand Juries for Misdemeanors in the County of Los Angeles Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 1602 Health Care Coverage Amendments Bill Passed - House (49 - 26)
June 1, 2010 CA SB 900 Health Benefits Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 2411 Pet Insurance Guidelines Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 1934 Amendments to the Penal Code Regarding Firearms Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
June 1, 2010 CA SB 890 Standardization of Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
June 1, 2010 CA SB 880 Requiring Snow Sport Helmets for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
May 27, 2010 CA SB 1255 Restrictions on Beverages Sold In Schools Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
May 13, 2010 CA AB 1756 Food Stamps for Drug Felons Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
April 26, 2010 CA Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor Nomination Confirmed - Senate (25 - 7)
April 26, 2010 CA AB 711 Authorizing Loan for East Los Angeles Incorporation Study Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
April 22, 2010 CA Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor (53 - 21)
April 15, 2010 CA SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
April 5, 2010 CA AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
March 22, 2010 CA SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
March 11, 2010 CA SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
March 8, 2010 CA SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
March 4, 2010 CA ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 30)
March 4, 2010 CA ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 32)
March 4, 2010 CA ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
March 4, 2010 CA ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Feb. 22, 2010 CA ABx8 2 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 20)
Feb. 18, 2010 CA ABx8 8 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Feb. 18, 2010 CA ABx8 2 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Feb. 17, 2010 CA AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Feb. 11, 2010 CA Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor Nomination Confirmed - Senate (26 - 7)
Feb. 11, 2010 CA Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor (37 - 36)
Jan. 28, 2010 CA SB 810 Statewide Single Payer Health Care System Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Jan. 12, 2010 CA SB 880 Requiring Snow Sport Helmets for Minors
Jan. 6, 2010 CA SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Jan. 6, 2010 CA SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Jan. 5, 2010 CA SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
Jan. 5, 2010 CA SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (45 - 17)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Project Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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