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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 16, 2006 SCA 3 Redistricting Commission Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
June 27, 2006 AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 10)
Nay
June 27, 2006 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 2)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1160 Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
June 1, 2006 SB 1162 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Nay
June 1, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Nay
May 30, 2006 SB 1383 Cal Grant Eligibility Without Passing High School Exit Exam Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Nay
May 30, 2006 SB 1576 Transitional Housing Services for Foster Youth Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Nay
May 30, 2006 SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
May 11, 2006 AB 813 Medi-Cal: Emergency Drug Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
Yea
May 11, 2006 SB 1437 Sexual Diversity Content in Public School Curriculums Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Nay
May 4, 2006 AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Yea
May 4, 2006 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Nay
April 27, 2006 SCR 113 The Great American Boycott 2006 Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
March 11, 2006 AB 134 Public Infrastructure Bond Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 12)
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

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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