Senator Ted Gaines's Voting Records

Office: State Senate (CA) - District 1, Republican Minority Whip
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/02/15 SB 4 Authorizes Undocumented Immigrants Access to Health Insurance
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Nay
5/14/15 SB 277 Repeals Certain School Vaccination Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
5/07/15 SB 227 Prohibits Grand Juries from Investigating Certain Cases
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
8/29/14 AB 1522 Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8)
Nay
8/29/14 SB 1168 Requires Sustainability Plans for Groundwater Usage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Nay
8/29/14 SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Nay
8/29/14 SB 270 Prohibits Retailers from Using Single-Use Carryout Bags
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Nay
8/28/14 SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
8/27/14 AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Did Not Vote
8/27/14 AB 1739 Amends Groundwater Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Nay
8/26/14 AB 1327 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea
8/26/14 SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Nay
8/21/14 AB 1699 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Microplastics
Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 14)
Nay
8/21/14 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Nay
8/21/14 SB 610 Amends Franchise Agreement Terms
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Nay
8/21/14 SB 968 Authorizes Public Access Route to Martins Beach
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Nay
8/19/14 AB 420 Prohibits Student Suspensions for Certain Actions and Misconduct
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
Nay
6/23/14 AJR 1 Requests Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Nay
6/15/14 SB 852 2014-2015 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
5/29/14 SB 1000 Requires Health Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Did Not Vote
5/29/14 SB 1132 Establishes a Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing
Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 16)
Nay
5/29/14 SB 1253 Amends Legislative Initiative Measure Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Nay
5/29/14 SB 837 Establishes the California Prekindergarten Program
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Nay
5/29/14 SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Nay
5/28/14 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Nay
5/28/14 SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Oil Spills
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
5/28/14 SB 1372 Amends the Corporate Tax Rate
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Nay
5/28/14 SB 968 Requires Public Access Route to Martin's Beach
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
Nay
5/27/14 SB 1174 Repeals Prohibition on Bilingual Education
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Nay
5/08/14 SB 27 Requires Certain Nonprofit Organizations to Disclose Donors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Did Not Vote
5/08/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea
5/05/14 SB 1038 Amends Juvenile Court Records Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Nay
4/24/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Yea
2/20/14 AB 800 Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to Conduct Audits and Investigations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Nay
1/30/14 SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Nay
9/11/13 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
9/11/13 SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Nay
9/10/13 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
9/10/13 AB 484 Amends State School Testing Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Nay
9/10/13 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Nay
9/09/13 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
9/09/13 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
8/26/13 AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
8/26/13 AB 721 Amends Transportation of Controlled Substances Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay

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