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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 3, 2010 SB 1475 Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving or Riding a Bicycle Amendment Adopted - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
June 3, 2010 SB 920 Opt-out for Telephone Directories Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 18)
Nay
June 3, 2010 SB 933 Prohibiting Debit Card Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Nay
June 3, 2010 SB 974 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
June 2, 2010 SB 1088 Young Adults Health insurance Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
June 2, 2010 SB 1399 Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
June 2, 2010 SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal Life Without Parole Sentences Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
June 2, 2010 SB 969 College Tuition Prices for Students Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Did Not Vote
June 1, 2010 SB 1168 Grand Juries for Misdemeanors in the County of Los Angeles Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Nay
June 1, 2010 SB 880 Requiring Snow Sport Helmets for Minors Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
June 1, 2010 SB 890 Standardization of Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
June 1, 2010 SB 900 Health Benefits Exchange Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
May 27, 2010 SB 1255 Restrictions on Beverages Sold In Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 11)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2010 AB 711 Authorizing Loan for East Los Angeles Incorporation Study Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Yea
April 26, 2010 Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(25 - 7)
Did Not Vote
April 15, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
March 11, 2010 SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
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
Feb. 18, 2010 ABx8 2 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2010 ABx8 8 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 28, 2010 SB 810 Statewide Single Payer Health Care System Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2010 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 6, 2010 SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Nay
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. 3, 2009 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Did Not Vote
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)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 11, 2009 SB 19 Eliminating Prohibition on Utilizing CALTIDES Data to Evaluate Teachers Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 7)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2009 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2009 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2009 SB 54 Recognizing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2009 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 8, 2009 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2009 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 4, 2009 AB 793 Clarifying Statute of Limitations for Wage Discrimination Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2009 AB 1422 Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Program Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 1, 2009 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 20, 2009 ABx3 14 Correctional Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 2 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Education Revisions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Did Not Vote
July 24, 2009 ABX4 23 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Oil Drilling Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Yea

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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