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Key Votes

Steve Knight's Voting Records

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
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
June 23, 2014 AJR 1 Requests Constitutional Convention to Overturn Citizens United Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Nay
June 15, 2014 SB 852 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(25 - 11)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 1000 Requires Sugared Drinks to Be Sold With Warning Label Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 1132 Authorizes Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Bill Failed - Senate
(16 - 16)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 1253 Amends the Process for a Proposed Ballot Initiative Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 837 Establishes Pre-K Education Program for Low-Income Families Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 10)
Nay
May 29, 2014 SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
May 28, 2014 SB 1010 Amends Punishment for Cocaine Usage Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
May 28, 2014 SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Ocean Oil Spills to Cover Inland Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
May 28, 2014 SB 1372 Amends the Corporate Tax Rate Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Nay
May 27, 2014 SB 1174 Repeals Exisiting Prohibition on Bilingual Education Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Nay
May 8, 2014 SB 27 Amends Campaign Contribution Disclosure Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 7)
Did Not Vote
May 8, 2014 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
Did Not Vote
May 5, 2014 SB 1038 Requires Juvenile Courts to Seal Records Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
April 24, 2014 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 20, 2014 AB 800 Authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to Conduct Audits and Investigations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 10 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 11)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 375 Amends Teacher Dismissal Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 AB 60 Authorizes Driver's License for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 359 Appropriates Funds for Hybrid and Zero Emission Vehicle Use Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2013 AB 241 Expands Labor Laws for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2013 SB 4 Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 10, 2013 AB 484 Amends State School Testing Process Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 10, 2013 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2013 AB 4 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Detaining Individuals Solely Based on Immigration Status Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2013 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 26, 2013 AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Nay
Aug. 26, 2013 AB 721 Amends Definition for the Transportation of Controlled Substances Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Nay
July 8, 2013 AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Nay
July 3, 2013 AB 1266 Amends Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Nay
June 27, 2013 AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 11)
Nay
June 14, 2013 AB 76 Specifies that Compliance with the California Public Records Act is Optional Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Nay
May 29, 2013 SB 323 Prohibits Tax-Exempt Status for Organizations that Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Nay
May 29, 2013 SB 391 Establishes Fee for the Recording of Real Estate Transactions Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Nay
May 29, 2013 SB 53 Requires Background Checks for the Purchase of Ammunition Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
May 24, 2013 SB 648 Prohibits the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Certain Public Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 10)
Nay
May 20, 2013 SB 439 Amends the Definition of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Nay
May 16, 2013 SB 552 Authorizes a Violence Awareness Component of School Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
Nay
May 2, 2013 SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Nay
May 2, 2013 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 7)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2012 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(35 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2012 SB 1234 Establishes Retirement Program for Private Sector Employees Bill Passed - House
(48 - 29)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 1478 Appropriates Funds for State Parks for 2 Years Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 2189 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Certain Individuals Ineligible for a Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 21)
Nay
Aug. 30, 2012 AB 889 Establishes Work Condition Requirements for Domestic Work Employees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 30)
Nay

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