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California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 9, 2011 AB 1424 Suspending the Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 202 Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election Bill Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 51 Compliance with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(53 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 SB 922 Project Labor Agreements Bill Passed - House
(52 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring Bill Passed - House
(54 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 SB 931 Payroll Debit Cards Bill Passed - House
(48 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 222 Relating to Individual Health Care Coverage for Maternity Services Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 292 Authorizes Governor to Expedite Environmental Review Bill Passed - House
(63 - 13)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 165 Prohibits Public Schools from Charging Fees for Educational Activities Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 24)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2011 SB 299 Pregnancy or Childbirth Leave for Employees Bill Passed - House
(52 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 AB 353 DUI Inspection Checkpoints and Unlicensed Drivers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 AB 6 Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 2, 2011 AB 887 Prohibits Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 1, 2011 SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 1, 2011 SB 746 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors Bill Passed - House
(49 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2011 SB 161 Administration of Epilepsy Medication in Schools Bill Passed - House
(46 - 21)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2011 SB 185 Considering Race, Ethnicity and Gender in College Admissions Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2011 AB 433 Birth Certificates for Transgendered Individuals Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
July 14, 2011 AB 459 National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 15)
Yea
July 14, 2011 SB 168 Prohibits Paid Signature-Gatherers Bill Passed - House
(48 - 28)
Yea
July 14, 2011 SB 249 Prohibits Firearms with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House
(48 - 21)
Yea
July 11, 2011 SB 39 Bans Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks Bill Passed - House
(49 - 26)
Yea
July 5, 2011 SB 48 Requires Teaching Gay History Bill Passed - House
(50 - 26)
Yea
June 2, 2011 AB 52 Regulating Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Yea
June 2, 2011 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
June 1, 2011 AB 131 In-State College Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(50 - 27)
Yea
May 31, 2011 AB 155 Online Sale Taxes Bill Passed - House
(52 - 20)
Yea
May 23, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Bill Passed - House
(42 - 29)
Yea
May 19, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House
(55 - 22)
Yea
May 16, 2011 AB 144 Concealed Weapons Bill Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Yea
May 16, 2011 SB 104 Labor Representatives Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
May 12, 2011 AB 499 Authorizes Minors to Seek Medical Care for STDs Bill Passed - House
(50 - 25)
Yea
May 5, 2011 AB 130 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(51 - 22)
Yea
March 17, 2011 AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Yea
March 17, 2011 SB 70 Education Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(53 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 AB 1081 Prohibits Excessive Detention of Undocumented Immigrants House Sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 AB 1148 Requires Political Advertisements to Disclose Funding Sources House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 SB 810 Establishes a Single-Payer Health Care System Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2011 AB 887 Prohibits Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2011 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees House Sponsor
Feb. 14, 2011 AB 376 Prohibiting the Sale of Shark Fins House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2011 SB 222 Relating to Individual Health Care Coverage for Maternity Services Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2011 AB 144 Concealed Weapons Bill House Sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 AB 130 Authorizes Student Financial Aid for Undocumented Immigrants House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 AB 131 In-State College Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants House Co-sponsor
Dec. 13, 2010 SB 48 Requires Teaching Gay History Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2010 AB 46 Small City Disincorporation House Co-sponsor
Oct. 7, 2010 SB 870 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(57 - 13)
Yea

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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