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Key Votes

Karen Bass' Voting Records

Full Name: Karen Bass
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia
Birth Date: 10/03/1953
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Christian

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 28, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House
(41 - 35)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2368 CalWORKs Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2716 Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2759 Amending the Administration of State Preschool Programs Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea
May 27, 2008 AB 1996 Food Stamps for Convicted Drug Felons Bill Passed - House
(42 - 35)
Yea
May 27, 2008 AB 2654 Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws Bill Passed - House
(48 - 30)
Yea
May 27, 2008 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Yea
May 19, 2008 AB 2567 Creation of "Harvey Milk Day" Bill Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Yea
May 5, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - House
(44 - 20)
Yea
May 1, 2008 AB 1943 Passenger Rights on Commercial Airlines Bill Passed - House
(57 - 17)
Yea
March 12, 2008 ABx3 9 Oil Tax Bill Failed - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2008 ABx3 9 Oil Tax House Sponsor
Jan. 31, 2008 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2008 AB 624 Disclosing Organizational Diversity Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 AB 1830 Subprime Lending Regulations House Sponsor
Jan. 18, 2008 AB 1819 Voter Registration Age Minimum Changes House Co-sponsor
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House
(67 - 7)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 924 Iraq Withdrawal Ballot Question Bill Passed - House
(43 - 32)
Yea
July 20, 2007 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(56 - 23)
Yea
July 12, 2007 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Yea
June 7, 2007 AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Yea
June 6, 2007 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(44 - 34)
Yea
June 6, 2007 AB 1634 California Healthy Pets Act Bill Passed - House
(41 - 38)
Yea
June 6, 2007 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House
(35 - 35)
Yea
June 6, 2007 AB 70 Government Flood Liability Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 1058 Residential Green Building Standards Bill Passed - House
(45 - 34)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 43 Same Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 888 Green Building Standards Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Yea
June 4, 2007 AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Yea
May 29, 2007 AB 1471 Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Yea
May 7, 2007 AB 102 Name Equality Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(46 - 26)
Yea
March 6, 2007 SB 113 Presidential Primaries Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2007 SB 840 Single-Payer Health Care Coverage Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 SB 180 Labor Bargaining for Agricultural Workers Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 4, 2006 AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility House Co-sponsor
Aug. 31, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1578 Dog Restraint Regulations Bill Passed - House
(46 - 32)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Failed - House
(33 - 40)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 36)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(40 - 37)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Bill Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2006 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2006 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 24, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 21, 2006 SB 1437 Prohibiting Discriminatory Content in Public School Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea

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