Key Votes

2013 California Key Votes

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9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 9/12 CA SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Bill Passed - House (53 - 20) 9/12 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25) 9/12 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21) 9/12 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25) 9/12 CA SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15) 9/12 CA SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12) 9/12 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 9/12 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 9/11 CA AB 484 Amends State School Testing Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 22) 9/11 CA SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 9/11 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30) 9/11 CA SB 396 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Failed - House (35 - 34) 9/11 CA AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 9/11 CA SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Bill Passed - House (45 - 28) 9/11 CA SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws Bill Passed - House (54 - 20) 9/10 CA AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 25) 9/10 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 29) 9/10 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14) 9/10 CA AB 484 Amends State School Testing Programs Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7) 9/10 CA SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House (44 - 31) 9/10 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14) 9/09 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 9/09 CA AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 9/04 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (41 - 31) 8/30 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25) 8/26 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 8/26 CA AB 721 Amends Transportation of Controlled Substances Laws Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 8/08 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25) 7/08 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 7/03 CA AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 6/27 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 6/14 CA AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 25) 6/14 CA AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 5/31 CA AB 473 Establishes a State Agency to Regulate Medical Marijuana Sales Bill Failed - House (35 - 37) 5/30 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (45 - 27) 5/30 CA AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Home Care Aides Bill Passed - House (52 - 26) 5/29 CA SB 53 Requires Ammunition Purchasers to Undergo a Background Check Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 5/29 CA SB 323 Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 5/29 CA AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - House (64 - 11) 5/29 CA AB 60 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (55 - 20) 5/29 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large Capacity Magazines Bill Passed - House (46 - 26) 5/29 CA SB 391 Establishes Real Estate Transaction Fees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12) 5/28 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - House (50 - 25) 5/24 CA SB 648 Prohibits the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 5/23 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (49 - 23) 5/20 CA SB 439 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives from Prosecution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 5/16 CA SB 552 Authorizes a Violence Awareness Component of School Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7) 5/16 CA AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement From Detaining Individuals Based Solely on Immigration Status Bill Passed - House (44 - 22) 5/09 CA AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities Bill Passed - House (46 - 25) 5/02 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - House (41 - 12) 5/02 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14) 5/02 CA SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 4/25 CA AB 1401 Authorizes Non-United States Citizens to Serve on Juries Bill Passed - House (45 - 26) 4/18 CA SB 140 Appropriates Funds to the Armed Prohibited Persons System Bill Passed - House (65 - 10) 4/04 CA AB 131 Amends Voter Registration Requirements Bill Passed - House (47 - 23) 3/07 CA SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 3/07 CA AB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - House (54 - 22)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.