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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2013 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
May 29, 2013 SB 53 Requires Background Checks for the Purchase of Ammunition Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
June 3, 2010 AB 1810 Expanded Firearm Registration Bill Passed - House
(42 - 29)
Nay
June 1, 2010 AB 1934 Amendments to the Penal Code Regarding Firearms Bill Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(45 - 32)
Nay
May 29, 2008 AB 2062 Regulation Of Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Nay
May 29, 2007 AB 1471 Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
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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