Abel Maldonado's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Abel Maldonado
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laura; 4 Children: Ericka, Nicholas, Marcus, Galdino
Birth Place: Santa Maria, CA
Home City: Santa Maria, CA
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/18/10 ABx8 8 Internet Sales Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Did Not Vote
9/09/09 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Did Not Vote
9/08/09 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Nay
9/08/09 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
Yea
9/01/09 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 23 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Oil Drilling
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Nay
7/13/09 SB 670 Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
6/02/09 SB 484 Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Yea
4/16/09 SB 242 Prohibiting Language Discrimination
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
12/18/08 ABx1 2 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
9/19/08 SBx1 28 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
9/16/08 AB 1452 Suspending Carryback and Net Operating Loss Deductions
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
Nay
9/16/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 11)
Nay
8/31/08 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
8/31/08 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Yea
8/31/08 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
8/30/08 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
8/29/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Rejected - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
8/29/08 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nay
8/27/08 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
8/25/08 AB 1879 Regulating Chemicals in Consumer Products
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Yea
8/22/08 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Yea
8/22/08 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
8/20/08 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
8/14/08 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Yea
8/14/08 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Did Not Vote
8/07/08 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Did Not Vote
8/07/08 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
8/05/08 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Nay
7/02/08 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/29/08 SB 1096 Pharmacy Prescription Refill Mailings
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Yea
5/29/08 SB 1499 Foil Balloon Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Yea
5/27/08 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/15/08 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/12/08 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Yea
4/28/08 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Yea
9/05/07 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
6/28/07 AB 1738 California Gaming Code Additions
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
Yea
6/07/07 SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Nay
6/07/07 SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
Nay
6/06/07 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
6/06/07 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Nay
5/31/07 SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
5/21/07 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
8/31/06 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Nay
8/30/06 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
8/29/06 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Nay
8/29/06 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
6/01/06 SB 1162 Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Nay

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