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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2013 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2013 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Bill Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Nay
May 29, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - House
(64 - 11)
Nay
May 29, 2013 AB 48 Prohibits Large Capacity Magazines Bill Passed - House
(46 - 26)
Nay
May 16, 2013 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement From Detaining Individuals Based Solely on Immigration Status Bill Passed - House
(44 - 22)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 29)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 18)
Nay
May 31, 2012 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Nay
May 29, 2012 AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Nay
May 3, 2012 AB 1527 Prohibits Open Carry of Certain Unloaded Firearms Bill Passed - House
(44 - 29)
Nay
April 12, 2012 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Nay
March 17, 2011 AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Nay

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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