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Key Votes

Ted Gaines' Voting Records on Issue: Transportation

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
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2012 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 7)
Nay
July 6, 2012 SB 1029 Authorizes the Sale of State Bonds for a High-Speed Rail Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
May 31, 2012 SB 956 Regulates Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Loans and Lenders Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2012 SB 81 Funding For School Transportation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2011 AB 1424 Suspending the Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2011 AB 353 DUI Inspection Checkpoints and Unlicensed Drivers Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Nay
April 25, 2011 SB 28 Penalties for Using Mobile Device When Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
March 4, 2010 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(41 - 32)
Nay
March 4, 2010 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(44 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(41 - 31)
Nay
Aug. 25, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Bill Passed - House
(49 - 22)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(52 - 24)
Nay
May 29, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Bill Passed - House
(60 - 3)
Did Not Vote
May 28, 2008 AB 2368 CalWORKs Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Nay
May 5, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - House
(44 - 20)
Nay
May 1, 2008 AB 1943 Passenger Rights on Commercial Airlines Bill Passed - House
(57 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House
(67 - 7)
Yea
June 6, 2007 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House
(35 - 35)
Nay

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