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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 29, 2014 SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 11)
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Sept. 11, 2013 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Feb. 6, 2013 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers House Co-sponsor
Aug. 31, 2012 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(35 - 33)
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2132 Encourages State Universities to Include Public Service in Tenure Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2346 Authorizes Farm Workers to Sue Employers for Health or Safety Violations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
April 12, 2012 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 922 Project Labor Agreements Bill Passed - House
(52 - 27)
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 931 Payroll Debit Cards Bill Passed - House
(48 - 28)
Sept. 6, 2011 SB 299 Pregnancy or Childbirth Leave for Employees Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Aug. 29, 2011 SB 185 Considering Race, Ethnicity and Gender in College Admissions Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
June 2, 2011 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
May 19, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House
(55 - 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.

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