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Key Votes

Wesley Chesbro's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Wesley 'Wes' Chesbro
Office: State Assembly (CA) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cindy; 2 Children: Alan, Collin
Birth Date: 08/20/1951
Birth Place: Glendale, CA
Home City: Arcata, CA
Religion: United Methodist

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 29, 2014 AB 1522 Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House
(52 - 23)
Yea
May 27, 2014 AB 1576 Amends the Health and Safety Provisions for Adult Films Bill Passed - House
(48 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
May 30, 2013 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(45 - 27)
Yea
May 30, 2013 AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Domestic Health Care Workers Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
May 29, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - House
(64 - 11)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2012 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(35 - 33)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2132 Encourages State Universities to Include Public Service in Tenure Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2346 Authorizes Farm Workers to Sue Employers for Health or Safety Violations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Did Not Vote
April 12, 2012 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 922 Project Labor Agreements Bill Passed - House
(52 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 931 Payroll Debit Cards Bill Passed - House
(48 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2011 SB 299 Pregnancy or Childbirth Leave for Employees Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2011 SB 185 Considering Race, Ethnicity and Gender in College Admissions Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
June 2, 2011 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
May 19, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House
(55 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 482 Prohibiting Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 23, 2010 SB 145 Prohibiting Denial of Workers' Compensation if the Injury or Death was Related to Certain Personal Characteristics Bill Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
June 3, 2010 AB 2047 Expanding Authorized University Admission Considerations Amendment Adopted - House
(48 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2006 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 17, 2006 AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea

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