Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/31/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Nay
8/26/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 28)
Nay
8/26/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Nay
8/25/10 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Nay
8/25/10 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Nay
7/01/10 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
Nay
6/01/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
Nay
6/01/10 AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications
Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
Nay
4/05/10 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling
Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Nay
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 28)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 26)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 20)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27)
Nay
9/03/09 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 28)
Nay
7/02/09 ABX4 23 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Oil Drilling
None - House
Sponsor
6/01/09 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
Nay
12/18/08 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay
9/19/08 SBx1 28 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (43 - 30)
Nay
9/16/08 AB 1452 Suspending Carryback and Net Operating Loss Deductions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21)
Nay
9/16/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 11)
Yea
8/31/08 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 30)
Nay
8/31/08 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17)
Nay
8/31/08 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25)
Nay
8/29/08 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 18)
Nay
8/29/08 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 31)
Nay
8/29/08 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency
Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
Nay
8/28/08 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
Nay
8/27/08 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban
Bill Passed - House (43 - 30)
Nay
8/27/08 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Nay
8/19/08 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 29)
Nay
8/19/08 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers
Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
Nay
8/18/08 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban
Bill Failed - House (37 - 34)
Nay
8/18/08 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban
Bill Failed - House (33 - 32)
Nay
8/17/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Rejected - House (45 - 30)
Nay
8/12/08 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 29)
Nay
8/12/08 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 19)
Nay
7/15/08 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Bill Passed - House (46 - 24)
Nay
7/14/08 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 26)
Nay
7/14/08 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay
6/30/08 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures
Bill Passed - House (55 - 18)
Nay
6/30/08 SB 823 Private Postsecondary Education Regulation
Bill Failed - House (41 - 33)
Nay
5/29/08 AB 1830 Subprime Lending Regulations
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay
5/29/08 AB 2076 Prohibiting E-verify
Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
Nay
5/29/08 AB 2572 Nutritional Disclosure Bill
Bill Passed - House (46 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/28/08 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay
Bill Passed - House (46 - 18)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 2058 Paper and Plastic Bag Tax
Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Nay
5/28/08 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients
Bill Passed - House (41 - 35)
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.