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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Yea
April 26, 2012 AB 2405 Authorizes Low-Emission Vehicles to Use HOV Lanes Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 292 Authorizes Governor to Expedite Environmental Review Bill Passed - House
(63 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 21)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2010 AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
April 15, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 1 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Management Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 6 Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 7 Statewide Water Conservation Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 8 Water Diversion Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 3)
Yea
Nov. 2, 2009 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Yea
Nov. 2, 2009 SBx7 8 Water Management Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2009 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 23 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Oil Drilling Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Nay
July 13, 2009 SB 670 Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
June 3, 2009 SB 229 California Water Commission Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
June 3, 2009 SB 458 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Did Not Vote
June 1, 2009 SB 435 Smog Check Requirements for Motorcycles Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
May 14, 2009 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 5 Modifying Transportation Project Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2008 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2008 SB 974 Shipping Fee Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 908 Global Warming Education in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 29, 2006 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
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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
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