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
7/07/08 AB 2949 Retrieving Abandoned Pets
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Did Not Vote
7/02/08 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/29/08 CA SB 1665 Prison Health Care Facility Bonds
Bill Failed - Senate (24 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/29/08 SB 1096 Pharmacy Prescription Refill Mailings
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Yea
5/29/08 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Yea
5/29/08 SB 1499 Foil Balloon Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Yea
5/29/08 SB 1764 Certification of Local Fire Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
Nay
5/27/08 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
Nay
5/15/08 SB 1322 Communist Party Membership
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
Nay
5/15/08 SB 1589 Uncorroborated Jailhouse Informant Testimony Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Nay
5/15/08 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/12/08 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Nay
5/12/08 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Yea
4/28/08 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Yea
2/19/08 GN Borucki Confirmation of Joan Borucki as State Lottery Director
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (32 - 3)
Yea
1/30/08 SB 908 Global Warming Education in Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
1/30/08 SB 926 Mortgage Lender Requirements
Bill Failed - Senate (26 - 14)
Yea
9/05/07 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
8/30/07 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
8/30/07 SB 924 Iraq Withdrawal Ballot Question
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Did Not Vote
8/21/07 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
6/28/07 AB 1738 California Gaming Code Additions
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
Yea
6/07/07 SB 32 Children's Health Care Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Did Not Vote
6/07/07 SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Nay
6/07/07 SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
Nay
6/07/07 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
Nay
6/07/07 SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial ChildrenÂ’s Health and Safety Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Yea
6/06/07 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
6/06/07 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Nay
6/04/07 SB 1019 Access to Police Misconduct Investigations
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
Nay
6/04/07 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
5/31/07 SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Nay
5/21/07 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
2/13/07 SB 113 Presidential Primaries
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
Yea
8/31/06 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Nay
8/31/06 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Nay
8/31/06 SB 1578 Dog Restraint Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Nay
8/31/06 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Nay
8/30/06 AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
8/30/06 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
8/29/06 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Nay
8/29/06 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
8/28/06 AB 3029 CalWorks and Food Stamp Program
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
Did Not Vote
8/24/06 AB 2205 Food Stamp Eligibility for Medi-Cal Recipients
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
8/24/06 AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Nay
8/23/06 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Nay
8/22/06 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
8/22/06 SB 1248 Long-Term Health Care Facilities
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
8/17/06 AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Did Not Vote
8/16/06 AB 1873 Safe Child Surrender Time Limit Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
Yea

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