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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 25)
Yea
March 7, 2013 AB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - House
(54 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2012 SB 1234 Establishes Retirement Program for Private Sector Employees Bill Passed - House
(48 - 29)
Yea
June 15, 2012 AB 1464 2012-2013 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 AB 6 Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 26)
Yea
May 13, 2010 AB 1756 Food Stamps for Drug Felons Bill Passed - House
(44 - 31)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Nay
June 22, 2009 AB 761 Mobile Home Rent Control Bill Failed - House
(38 - 27)
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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