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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 21)
Yea
July 5, 2012 SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Bill Passed - House
(52 - 28)
Yea
May 29, 2012 AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Did Not Vote
May 29, 2012 AB 1534 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers to Label Used Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Did Not Vote
April 30, 2012 AB 1960 Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2012 AB 2405 Authorizes Low-Emission Vehicles to Use HOV Lanes Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 9, 2011 AB 1424 Suspending the Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 AB 353 DUI Inspection Checkpoints and Unlicensed Drivers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 12)
Yea
May 16, 2011 AB 144 Concealed Weapons Bill Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2011 AB 353 DUI Inspection Checkpoints House Sponsor
June 3, 2010 SB 1264 Airline Passenger Rights Bill Failed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay
June 3, 2010 SB 1475 Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving or Riding a Bicycle Amendment Adopted - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
March 4, 2010 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
March 4, 2010 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 30 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Transfer of Local Government Revenue Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
June 1, 2009 SB 435 Smog Check Requirements for Motorcycles Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 ABx3 3 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 SBx3 7 Transportation Financing Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 2 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 5 Modifying Transportation Project Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 21, 2008 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments House Co-sponsor
Aug. 30, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
June 7, 2007 SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial ChildrenÂ’s Health and Safety Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
June 4, 2007 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Did Not Vote
June 1, 2006 SB 1160 DriverÂ’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 4, 2006 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 1)
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
  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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