Senator Stephen 'Steve' Knight's Voting Records

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
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lily; 2 Children: Christopher, Michael
Birth Place: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Home City: Palmdale, CA
David Bruce

(Running)

Libertarian

Troy Castagna

(Running)

Republican

Michael Mussack

(Running)

No Party Preference

Lee Rogers

(Running)

Democratic

Navraj Singh

(Running)

Republican

Tony Strickland

(Running)

Republican

Evan Thomas

(Running)

Democratic

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/20/14 AB 800 Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to Conduct Audits and Investigations
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Nay
1/30/14 SB 383 Limits Personal Information Required for Online Transactions
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Nay
9/12/13 AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Nay
9/12/13 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Nay
9/11/13 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
9/11/13 SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Nay
9/10/13 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Nay
9/10/13 AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)
Did Not Vote
9/09/13 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Nay
9/09/13 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
8/26/13 AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures
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
7/08/13 AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Nay
7/03/13 AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Nay
6/27/13 AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
Nay
6/14/13 AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
Nay
5/29/13 SB 323 Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Nay
5/29/13 SB 391 Establishes Fee for the Recording of Real Estate Transactions
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
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
5/16/13 SB 552 Authorizes a Violence Awareness Component of School Curriculum
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
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
3/07/13 SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7)
Nay
8/31/12 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (35 - 33)
Nay
8/31/12 SB 1234 Establishes Retirement Program for Private Sector Employees
Bill Passed - House (48 - 29)
Nay
8/30/12 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 20)
Nay
8/30/12 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21)
Nay
8/30/12 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 30)
Nay
8/29/12 AB 2132 Encourages State Universities to Include Public Service in Tenure Policy
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27)
Nay
8/29/12 AB 2346 Authorizes Farm Workers to Sue Employers for Health or Safety Violations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 33)
Nay
8/29/12 ACA 10 Limits Citizen-led Initiatives to Amend the State Constitution
Amendment Rejected - House (41 - 30)
Nay
8/28/12 SB 1172 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy
Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 1436 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 29)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 1640 Expands Cash Assistance Programs for Pregnant Teenagers
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 26)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 2109 Requires Parents to Obtain a Waiver for Unvaccinated Children
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 29)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 18)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 2348 Authorizes Registered Nurses to Dispense Contraceptives
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 28)
Nay
8/27/12 AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 24)
Nay
8/27/12 SB 1476 Authorizes Courts to Designate More than 2 Individuals as Parents of a Child
Bill Passed - House (52 - 27)
Nay
8/24/12 AB 1081 Prohibits Excessive Detention of Undocumented Immigrants
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Nay
8/22/12 ACR 161 Establishes September as "Food Literacy Awareness Month"
Resolution Passed - House (53 - 21)
Nay
8/22/12 SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats
Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
Nay
8/16/12 SB 9 Sentence Reconsideration for Juvenile Offenders
Bill Passed - House (41 - 34)
Nay
8/13/12 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund
Bill Passed - House (54 - 25)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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