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

20 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/28/14 SB 1010 Amends Punishment for Cocaine Usage
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Nay
5/05/14 SB 1038 Requires Juvenile Courts to Seal Records
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
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 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Nay
9/10/13 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
9/09/13 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
8/26/13 AB 721 Amends Definition for the Transportation of Controlled Substances
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Nay
5/02/13 SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Nay
5/02/13 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 29)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 18)
Nay
5/31/12 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration
Bill Passed - House (47 - 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
5/03/12 AB 1527 Prohibits Open Carry of Certain Unloaded Firearms
Bill Passed - House (44 - 29)
Nay
4/12/12 AB 2127 Authorizes Work Release for Certain Offenders
Bill Passed - House (48 - 24)
Nay
3/17/11 AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27)
Nay
8/31/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 21)
Nay
8/24/10 SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal a Sentence of Life Without Parole
Bill Failed - House (34 - 38)
Nay
6/03/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
Nay
8/31/09 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
Nay
7/24/09 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 33)
Yea

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