Issue Category

30 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/15/10 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 1 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Management Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 6 Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 7 Statewide Water Conservation Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 8 Water Diversion Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 3)
Yea
11/02/09 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Yea
11/02/09 SBx7 8 Water Management Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Did Not Vote
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
6/03/09 SB 229 California Water Commission Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Did Not Vote
6/03/09 SB 458 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Yea
6/01/09 SB 435 Smog Check Requirements for Motorcycles
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
5/14/09 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
12/18/08 ABx1 5 Modifying Transportation Project Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
8/30/08 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Nay
8/22/08 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
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
1/30/08 SB 908 Global Warming Education in Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
8/31/06 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Nay
8/30/06 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
8/29/06 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
6/01/06 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/30/06 SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay

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