|Full Name:||Ricardo Lara|
|Office:||State Senate (CA) - District 33, Democratic|
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|Date||Bill No.||Bill Title||Outcome||Vote|
|July 3, 2013||AB 1266||Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities||Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
|May 29, 2013||SB 323||Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation||Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
|Feb. 22, 2013||AB 1266||Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities||House||Co-sponsor|
|Feb. 19, 2013||SB 323||Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation||Senate||Sponsor|
|Aug. 28, 2012||SB 1172||Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy||Bill Passed - House
(52 - 22)
|April 30, 2012||AB 1960||Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners||Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
|Sept. 2, 2011||AB 887||Prohibits Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals||Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 25)
|Aug. 22, 2011||AB 433||Birth Certificates for Transgendered Individuals||Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 26)
|July 5, 2011||SB 48||Requires Teaching Gay History||Bill Passed - House
(50 - 26)
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