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Key Votes

Ted Gaines' Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

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
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Nay
June 14, 2013 AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 51 Compliance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 16)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 922 Project Labor Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2011 AB 46 Small City Disincorporation Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 17)
Nay
March 17, 2011 AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 25)
Nay
July 24, 2009 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 26 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Shifting Redevelopment Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(41 - 31)
Nay
June 3, 2009 AB 155 Local Government Bankruptcy Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(47 - 25)
Nay
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Nay
June 23, 2008 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Passed - House
(54 - 24)
Nay
June 9, 2008 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Failed - House
(49 - 26)
Nay
May 28, 2008 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay Bill Passed - House
(46 - 18)
Yea

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  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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