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Key Votes

Ted Gaines' Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Ted Gaines
Office: State Senate (CA) - District 1, Republican Minority Caucus Chair
First Elected: 01/04/2011
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Insurance Commissioner
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 6 Children
Birth Place: Roseville, CA
Home City: Rocklin, CA

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 23, 2012 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 21)
Nay
June 3, 2010 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Bill Passed - House
(56 - 16)
Nay
March 22, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(57 - 20)
Nay
Sept. 3, 2009 SB 54 Recognizing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Bill Passed - House
(47 - 29)
Nay
Sept. 3, 2009 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(52 - 24)
Nay
May 29, 2008 2099 State IDs for Parolees Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Nay
May 28, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Nay
May 27, 2008 AB 2654 Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws Bill Passed - House
(48 - 30)
Nay
May 5, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - House
(44 - 20)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House
(67 - 7)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 43 Same Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Nay
May 7, 2007 AB 102 Name Equality Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(46 - 26)
Did Not Vote

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  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

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