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Key Votes

Steve Knight's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' Knight
Office: State Senate (CA) - District 21, Republican
First 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

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 28, 2014 SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Ocean Oil Spills to Cover Inland Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Nay
April 26, 2012 AB 2405 Authorizes Low-Emission Vehicles to Use HOV Lanes Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2011 SB 292 Authorizes Governor to Expedite Environmental Review Bill Passed - House
(63 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2010 AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Nay
June 2, 2010 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
March 22, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure Bill Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Nay
Nov. 4, 2009 SBx7 8 Water Diversion Amendments Bill Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2009 SBx7 1 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Management Amendments Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2009 SBx7 6 Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program Bill Passed - House
(44 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2009 SBx7 7 Statewide Water Conservation Requirements Bill Passed - House
(49 - 19)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 12, 2009 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Nay
June 3, 2009 AB 49 Water Conservation Requirements Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Nay
June 1, 2009 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Nay
April 20, 2009 AJR 3 Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling Joint Resolution Passed - House
(43 - 25)
Nay

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