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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 20, 2014 AB 800 Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to Conduct Audits and Investigations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 383 Limits Personal Information Required for Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
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. 12, 2013 AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Sept. 11, 2013 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Sept. 11, 2013 SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Sept. 9, 2013 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Sept. 9, 2013 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Aug. 26, 2013 AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Aug. 26, 2013 AB 721 Amends Definition for the Transportation of Controlled Substances Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)

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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