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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 15, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2010 SB 810 Statewide Single Payer Health Care System Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2009 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 8, 2009 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
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
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Yea
May 14, 2009 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2008 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
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)
Yea
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 14, 2008 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Did Not Vote
July 2, 2008 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Nay
May 29, 2008 CA SB 1665 Prison Health Care Facility Bonds Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Did Not Vote
May 29, 2008 SB 1096 Pharmacy Prescription Refill Mailings Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
May 27, 2008 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Nay
May 15, 2008 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Did Not Vote
May 12, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 5, 2007 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
June 7, 2007 SB 32 Children's Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2007 SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Nay
June 7, 2007 SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Nay
June 7, 2007 SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial ChildrenÂ’s Health and Safety Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
June 6, 2007 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
May 31, 2007 SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2006 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Nay
May 11, 2006 AB 813 Medi-Cal: Emergency Drug Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
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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