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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 4, 2010 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(41 - 32)
Nay
March 4, 2010 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(44 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(41 - 31)
Nay
Aug. 25, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Bill Passed - House
(49 - 22)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(52 - 24)
Nay
May 29, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Bill Passed - House
(60 - 3)
Did Not Vote
May 28, 2008 AB 2368 CalWORKs Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
May 5, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - House
(44 - 20)
Nay
May 1, 2008 AB 1943 Passenger Rights on Commercial Airlines Bill Passed - House
(57 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House
(67 - 7)
Nay
June 6, 2007 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House
(35 - 35)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Failed - House
(33 - 40)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2006 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Nay
Aug. 24, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Nay
May 25, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - House
(44 - 30)
Nay
May 4, 2006 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(61 - 10)
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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