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Key Votes

Ted Gaines' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
May 29, 2014 SB 1000 Requires Sugared Drinks to Be Sold With Warning Label Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 24, 2013 SB 648 Prohibits the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 30, 2012 SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
Aug. 22, 2012 AB 2109 Requires Parents to Obtain a Waiver for Unvaccinated Children Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
Aug. 22, 2012 AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
May 30, 2012 SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2012 SB 810 Establishes a Single-Payer Health Care System Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 51 Compliance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 16)
Nay
Sept. 2, 2011 SB 746 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2011 AB 499 Authorizes Minors to Seek Medical Care for STDs Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 26, 2010 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Nay
Aug. 26, 2010 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Nay
Aug. 26, 2010 SB 1413 Requiring Free Drinking Water in Public School Cafeterias Bill Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Nay
June 2, 2010 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Nay
June 2, 2010 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Bill Passed - House
(46 - 27)
Nay
June 1, 2010 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Bill Passed - House
(50 - 27)
Nay
June 1, 2010 AB 1602 Health Care Coverage Amendments Bill Passed - House
(49 - 26)
Nay
March 22, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 26)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Nay
Sept. 3, 2009 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - House
(44 - 32)
Nay
Aug. 28, 2008 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2008 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Nay
Aug. 19, 2008 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 29)
Nay
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Nay
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Failed - House
(37 - 34)
Nay
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban Bill Failed - House
(33 - 32)
Nay
July 14, 2008 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Nay
July 14, 2008 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Nay
May 29, 2008 AB 2572 Nutritional Disclosure Bill Bill Passed - House
(46 - 15)
Nay
May 28, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House
(41 - 35)
Nay
May 28, 2008 AB 2716 Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Nay
May 28, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Nay
June 7, 2007 AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Nay
June 5, 2007 AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Nay
June 4, 2007 AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Nay

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