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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Rejected - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 583 Public Financing of Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2008 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 25, 2008 AB 1879 Regulating Chemicals in Consumer Products Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2008 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 22, 2008 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
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. 20, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 14, 2008 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 14, 2008 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 11, 2008 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
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. 7, 2008 AB 2654 Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2008 AB 2001 Whistleblower Hotline Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 8)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2008 AB 2567 Creation of "Harvey Milk Day" Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2008 SB 974 Shipping Fee Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
July 14, 2008 SB 1527 Sale of Cow Palace Parking Lot Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Yea
July 7, 2008 AB 2949 Retrieving Abandoned Pets Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Yea
July 2, 2008 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 29, 2008 CA SB 1665 Prison Health Care Facility Bonds Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 1096 Pharmacy Prescription Refill Mailings Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 1499 Foil Balloon Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
May 29, 2008 SB 1764 Certification of Local Fire Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 14)
Yea
May 27, 2008 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 15, 2008 SB 1322 Communist Party Membership Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
May 15, 2008 SB 1589 Uncorroborated Jailhouse Informant Testimony Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
May 15, 2008 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
May 12, 2008 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Yea
May 12, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
April 28, 2008 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 21, 2008 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 20, 2008 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility Senate Sponsor
Feb. 19, 2008 GN Borucki Confirmation of Joan Borucki as State Lottery Director Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(32 - 3)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 908 Global Warming Education in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 926 Mortgage Lender Requirements Bill Failed - Senate
(26 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2008 AB 1819 Voter Registration Age Minimum Changes House Co-sponsor
Sept. 5, 2007 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2007 SB 924 Iraq Withdrawal Ballot Question Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 21, 2007 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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