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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 2, 2012 AB 278 Establishes Regulations for Foreclosure Procedures on Home Loans Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 13)
Nay
July 2, 2012 SB 900 Establishes Regulations for Home Loans Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 13)
Nay
June 27, 2012 AB 1499 Ballot Order for Statewide Measures Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Nay
June 15, 2012 AB 1464 2012-2013 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Nay
June 14, 2012 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Did Not Vote
May 31, 2012 SB 1140 Exempts Religious Institutions from Performing Same-Sex Marriages Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Nay
May 31, 2012 SB 1506 Reduces Charges for Possession of Controlled Substances Bill Failed - Senate
(11 - 24)
Nay
May 31, 2012 SB 1525 Establishes a Student Athlete Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
May 31, 2012 SB 956 Regulates Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Loans and Lenders Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
May 30, 2012 SB 1054 Requires Notifying Property Owners Prior to Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - Senate
(17 - 18)
Nay
May 30, 2012 SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
May 30, 2012 SB 1234 Establishes Retirement Program for Private Sector Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
May 30, 2012 SB 1476 Authorizes Courts to Designate More than 2 Individuals as Parents of a Child Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
May 21, 2012 SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2012 SB 81 Funding For School Transportation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 SB 95 Increase State's Ability to Borrow Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2012 SB 810 Establishes a Single-Payer Health Care System Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2011 SB 202 Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 292 Authorizes Governor to Expedite Environmental Review Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 7)
Yea
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. 9, 2011 SB 931 Payroll Debit Cards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 AB 101 Allows Family Child Care Providers to Organize Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 222 Relating to Individual Health Care Coverage for Maternity Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 299 Pregnancy or Childbirth Leave for Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2011 AB 1424 Suspending the Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 376 Prohibiting the Sale of Shark Fins Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 SB 746 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 1, 2011 AB 165 Prohibits Public Schools from Charging Fees for Educational Activities Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 1, 2011 SB 185 Considering Race, Ethnicity and Gender in College Admissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2011 AB 499 Authorizes Minors to Seek Medical Care for STDs Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2011 AB 6 Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2011 AB 353 DUI Inspection Checkpoints and Unlicensed Drivers Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2011 AB 887 Prohibits Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2011 AB 46 Small City Disincorporation Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 17)
Nay
July 14, 2011 AB 130 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 11)
Nay
July 14, 2011 AB 433 Birth Certificates for Transgendered Individuals Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Did Not Vote
July 14, 2011 AB 459 National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
July 14, 2011 SB 39 Bans Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Nay
June 2, 2011 SB 242 Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Nay
June 2, 2011 SB 568 Recycling Polystyrene Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
June 1, 2011 SB 914 Requires a Warrant to Search Cell Phones Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
May 31, 2011 SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Nay
May 9, 2011 SB 168 Prohibits Paid Signature-Gatherers Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
April 25, 2011 SB 28 Penalties for Using Mobile Device When Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
April 14, 2011 SB 48 Requires Teaching Gay History Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Did Not Vote
March 31, 2011 SB 104 Labor Representatives Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
March 17, 2011 AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
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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