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

64 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/04/10 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Yea
3/04/10 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 30 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Transfer of Local Government Revenue
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Nay
6/01/09 SB 435 Smog Check Requirements for Motorcycles
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
2/19/09 ABx3 3 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
2/19/09 SBx3 7 Transportation Financing Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
12/18/08 ABx1 2 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
12/18/08 ABx1 5 Modifying Transportation Project Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
8/31/08 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Nay
8/30/08 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Nay
8/29/08 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nay
8/21/08 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Nay
8/20/08 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Nay
8/07/08 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
8/30/07 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
6/07/07 SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial ChildrenÂ’s Health and Safety Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Yea
6/04/07 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
8/31/06 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Nay
8/22/06 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
6/01/06 SB 1160 DriverÂ’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
6/01/06 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/04/06 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 1)
Yea

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