Senator Stephen 'Steve' Knight's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' Knight
Current Office: State Senate - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 25
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lily; 2 Children: Christopher, Michael
Birth Place: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Home City: Palmdale, CA
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/29/14 SB 1000 Requires Sugared Drinks to Be Sold With Warning Label
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Nay
5/08/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Did Not Vote
4/24/14 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch
Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Nay
1/30/14 SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Nay
5/29/13 SB 53 Requires Background Checks for the Purchase of Ammunition
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
5/24/13 SB 648 Prohibits the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Public Areas
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
Nay
5/20/13 SB 439 Amends the Definition of Medical Marijuana
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
Nay
8/31/12 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (35 - 33)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 18)
Nay
8/13/12 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund
Bill Passed - House (54 - 25)
Nay
5/31/12 AB 2312 Regulations for Marijuana Dispensaries
Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
Nay
5/30/12 AB 1450 Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
Nay
5/29/12 AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty
Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
Nay
5/29/12 AB 1534 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers to Label Used Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (42 - 32)
Nay
4/30/12 AB 1960 Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Nay
9/08/11 ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring
Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
Nay
9/06/11 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 27)
Nay
9/01/11 SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Nay
5/31/11 AB 155 Online Sale Taxes
Bill Passed - House (52 - 20)
Nay
5/23/11 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products
Bill Passed - House (42 - 29)
Nay
8/31/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Nay
8/26/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 28)
Nay
8/26/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Nay
8/25/10 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Nay
8/25/10 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Nay
7/01/10 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Nay
6/02/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
Nay
6/01/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
Nay
6/01/10 AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications
Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
Nay
4/05/10 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling
Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Yea
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 28)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 26)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 20)
Nay
9/10/09 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27)
Nay
9/03/09 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 28)
Nay
6/01/09 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
Nay
12/18/08 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Nay

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