Abel Maldonado's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/02/09 SB 484 Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Yea
6/01/09 SB 435 Smog Check Requirements for Motorcycles
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
5/26/09 SB 219 Extending Whistle-Blower Protection to UC Employees
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
5/14/09 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
5/14/09 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
4/23/09 SB 789 Amending Unionization Requirements for Agricultural Employees
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
4/16/09 SB 242 Prohibiting Language Discrimination
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
3/02/09 SR 7 Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8
Resolution Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Nay
2/19/09 ABx3 3 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
2/19/09 SBx3 1 2009-2010 Budget
Concurrence Vote 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 4 Reducing Education Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Nay
12/18/08 ABx1 5 Modifying Transportation Project Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
12/18/08 ABx1 8 Amending Sentencing, Parole, and Property Crime Statutes
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
9/16/08 SCA 12 State Lottery Amendments
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Yea
9/08/08 AB 1793 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
Did Not Vote
8/31/08 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
8/31/08 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Yea
8/31/08 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Yea
8/31/08 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Nay
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
8/30/08 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
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
8/29/08 AB 583 Public Financing of Elections
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
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
8/21/08 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
8/20/08 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
8/20/08 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Nay
8/19/08 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
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
8/11/08 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
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
8/07/08 AB 2654 Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
8/07/08 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Yea
8/05/08 AB 2001 Whistleblower Hotline
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Yea
8/05/08 AB 2567 Creation of "Harvey Milk Day"
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Nay
8/05/08 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Nay
7/14/08 SB 1527 Sale of Cow Palace Parking Lot
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Nay

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