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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2012 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(35 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2012 SB 1234 Establishes Retirement Program for Private Sector Employees Bill Passed - House
(48 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 21)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2132 Encourages State Universities to Include Public Service in Tenure Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2346 Authorizes Farm Workers to Sue Employers for Health or Safety Violations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2012 ACA 10 Limits Citizen-led Initiatives to Amend the State Constitution Amendment Rejected - House
(41 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2012 SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 1640 Expands Cash Assistance Programs for Pregnant Teenagers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 26)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 2109 Requires Parents to Obtain a Waiver for Unvaccinated Children Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 2348 Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 24)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2012 SB 1476 Authorizes Courts to Designate More than 2 Individuals as Parents of a Child Bill Passed - House
(52 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 24, 2012 AB 1081 Prohibits Excessive Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 26)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2012 ACR 161 Establishes September as "Food Literacy Awareness Month" Resolution Passed - House
(53 - 21)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2012 SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Bill Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 16, 2012 SB 9 Sentence Reconsideration for Juvenile Offenders Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2012 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund Bill Passed - House
(54 - 25)
Yea
July 5, 2012 SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Bill Passed - House
(52 - 28)
Yea
June 27, 2012 AB 1499 Ballot Order for Statewide Measures Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 24)
Yea
June 15, 2012 AB 1464 2012-2013 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Yea
May 31, 2012 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Yea
May 31, 2012 AB 2312 Regulations for Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House
(41 - 30)
Yea
May 30, 2012 AB 1450 Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
May 29, 2012 AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Yea
May 29, 2012 AB 1534 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers to Label Used Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Yea
May 3, 2012 AB 1527 Prohibits Open Carry of Certain Unloaded Firearms Bill Passed - House
(44 - 29)
Yea
April 30, 2012 AB 1960 Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Yea
April 26, 2012 AB 2405 Authorizes Low-Emission Vehicles to Use HOV Lanes Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Yea
April 12, 2012 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders Bill Passed - House
(48 - 24)
Yea
March 22, 2012 AJR 22 Requests a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Joint Resolution Passed - House
(48 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number House Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2012 SB 95 Increase State's Ability to Borrow Bill Passed - House
(54 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2012 AB 1148 Requires Political Advertisements to Disclose Funding Sources Bill Failed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2012 AB 327 Amends Three Strikes Law Bill Failed - House
(33 - 35)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2012 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund House Co-sponsor
Sept. 9, 2011 AB 101 Allows Family Child Care Providers to Organize Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 AB 1424 Suspending the Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 202 Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election Bill Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 51 Compliance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(53 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 922 Project Labor Agreements Bill Passed - House
(52 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring Bill Passed - House
(54 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 931 Payroll Debit Cards Bill Passed - House
(48 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 222 Relating to Individual Health Care Coverage for Maternity Services Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 292 Authorizes Governor to Expedite Environmental Review Bill Passed - House
(63 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 165 Prohibits Public Schools from Charging Fees for Educational Activities Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 24)
Yea

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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