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Key Votes

Abel Maldonado's Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

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

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 26, 2010 AB 711 Authorizing Loan for East Los Angeles Incorporation Study Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Did Not Vote
July 24, 2009 ABX4 26 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Shifting Redevelopment Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 30 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Transfer of Local Government Revenue Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Nay
May 29, 2008 SB 1764 Certification of Local Fire Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 14)
Nay
June 7, 2007 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Nay

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

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