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Tom Torlakson's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Office: State Superintendent of Public Instruction (CA), Non-partisan

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2010 AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Yea
June 2, 2010 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Yea
March 22, 2010 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores House Co-sponsor
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)
Nay
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)
Yea
June 3, 2009 AB 49 Water Conservation Requirements Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea
June 1, 2009 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
April 20, 2009 AJR 3 Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling Joint Resolution Passed - House
(43 - 25)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2008 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2008 SB 974 Shipping Fee Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 908 Global Warming Education in Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2006 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea

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