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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2009 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2009 SB 19 Eliminating Prohibition on Utilizing CALTIDES Data to Evaluate Teachers Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 7)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2009 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2009 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2009 SB 54 Recognizing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2009 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2009 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2009 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 4, 2009 AB 793 Clarifying Statute of Limitations for Wage Discrimination Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2009 AB 1422 Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Program Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 1, 2009 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 20, 2009 ABx3 14 Correctional Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 15)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 2 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Education Revisions Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 23 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Oil Drilling Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 26 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Shifting Redevelopment Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 30 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Transfer of Local Government Revenue Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 19)
Yea
July 23, 2009 ABX4 1 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Yea
July 13, 2009 SB 670 Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
June 30, 2009 SB 64 Education Spending Reductions (2009-2010 Budget Financing) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
June 30, 2009 SB 74 Deferring Education Funding (2009-2010 Budget Financing) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
June 30, 2009 SB 80 Shifting Redevelopment Agency Funds (2009-2010 Budget Financing) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
June 29, 2009 SBx3 16 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
June 29, 2009 SBX3 17 Tax Law Amendments (2009-2010 Budget Financing) Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Yea
June 3, 2009 AB 155 Local Government Bankruptcy Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(47 - 25)
Yea
June 3, 2009 AB 49 Water Conservation Requirements Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea
June 1, 2009 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
April 20, 2009 AJR 3 Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling Joint Resolution Passed - House
(43 - 25)
Yea
March 2, 2009 HR 5 Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8 Resolution Passed - House
(45 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2009 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2009 SB 810 Statewide Single Payer Health Care System Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2009 AB 155 Local Government Bankruptcy Restrictions House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2009 AJR 3 Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling House Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
Dec. 2, 2008 HR 5 Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2008 SBx1 28 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 AB 1452 Suspending Carryback and Net Operating Loss Deductions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 21)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 SCA 12 State Lottery Amendments Joint Resolution Passed - House
(63 - 14)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2008 SB 1087 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Failed - House
(27 - 45)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2008 AB 583 Public Financing of Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction Bill Passed - House
(45 - 20)
Yea
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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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