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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 27, 2008 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Nay
March 12, 2008 ABx3 9 Oil Tax Bill Failed - House
(45 - 30)
Nay
July 12, 2007 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
June 7, 2007 AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Nay
June 6, 2007 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(44 - 34)
Nay
June 6, 2007 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House
(35 - 35)
Nay
June 6, 2007 AB 70 Government Flood Liability Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Nay
June 5, 2007 AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Nay
June 5, 2007 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
June 4, 2007 AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Failed - House
(33 - 40)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 36)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Nay
June 29, 2006 SB 1 Solar Energy Bill Passed - House
(49 - 19)
Nay
May 31, 2006 AB 1899 Flood Assessment Requirements for Building Bill Passed - House
(42 - 35)
Nay
May 30, 2006 AB 1970 Energy Conservation Bill Bill Passed - House
(44 - 35)
Nay
May 25, 2006 AB 2122 Shareholder Distribution Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(48 - 32)
Nay
May 15, 2006 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
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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