Senator Ricardo Lara's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (CA) - District 33, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/29/15 SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/19/15 SB 88 Amends Water Infrastructure Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/04/15 SB 128 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request an Aid-in-Dying Drug
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Yea
6/03/15 SB 185 Requires Public Retirement Systems to Divest from Coal Companies
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/03/15 SB 32 Establishes Certain Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Yea
6/03/15 SB 350 Amends Health and Safety Code
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/03/15 SB 548 Authorizes Child Care Workers to Form Unions
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
6/03/15 SB 788 Repeals Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
6/02/15 SB 124 Limits the Use of Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
6/02/15 SB 140 Prohibits Smoking Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Indoor Areas
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
6/02/15 SB 151 Increases Smoking Age
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Yea
6/02/15 SB 4 Expands Health Care Coverage to Certain Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Yea
6/01/15 SB 172 Repeals Requirement for High School Seniors to Pass Exit Exam
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Yea
6/01/15 SB 3 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Yea
6/01/15 SB 588 Authorizes Labor Commissioner to Enforce the Payment of Wages
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
6/01/15 SB 707 Prohibits Guns in School Zones
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
5/14/15 SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
5/07/15 SB 227 Prohibits Grand Juries from Investigating Certain Cases
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
12/01/14 SB 4 Expands Health Care Coverage to Certain Undocumented Immigrants
None - Senate
Sponsor
8/29/14 AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Yea
8/29/14 SB 1168 Requires Sustainability Plans for Groundwater Usage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Did Not Vote
8/29/14 SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Did Not Vote
8/29/14 SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Yea
8/28/14 SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
8/27/14 AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Yea
8/27/14 AB 1739 Amends Groundwater Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Yea
8/26/14 AB 1327 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea
8/26/14 SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Yea
8/21/14 AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics
Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 14)
Yea
8/21/14 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
8/21/14 SB 610 Amends Franchise Agreement Terms
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Yea
8/21/14 SB 968 Authorizes Public Access Route to Martins Beach
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Yea
8/19/14 AB 420 Prohibits Student Suspensions for Certain Actions and Misconduct
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Yea
6/23/14 AJR 1 Requests Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Yea
6/15/14 SB 852 2014-2015 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
5/29/14 SB 1000 Requires Health Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
5/29/14 SB 1132 Establishes a Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing
Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 16)
Did Not Vote
5/29/14 SB 1253 Amends Legislative Initiative Measure Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Yea
5/29/14 SB 837 Establishes the California Prekindergarten Program
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Yea
5/29/14 SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
5/28/14 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
5/28/14 SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Oil Spills
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
5/28/14 SB 1372 Amends the Corporate Tax Rate
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Yea
5/28/14 SB 968 Requires Public Access Route to Martin's Beach
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
Yea
5/27/14 SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Yea
5/08/14 SB 27 Requires Certain Nonprofit Organizations to Disclose Donors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
5/08/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea
5/05/14 SB 1038 Amends Juvenile Court Records Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Yea
4/24/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Nay
2/20/14 AB 800 Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to Conduct Audits and Investigations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Yea

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