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Tom Torlakson's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: Superintendent of Public Instruction (CA), Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Non-partisan for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2010 SB 1317 Parental Crime for Chronic Truancy Bill Passed - House
(58 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2010 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(45 - 17)
Nay
Jan. 5, 2010 SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(41 - 27)
Nay
Aug. 11, 2008 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
June 7, 2007 SB 32 Children's Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
June 7, 2007 SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
Yea
June 7, 2007 SB 7 Marco Firebaugh Memorial Children’s Health and Safety Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2006 AB 3029 CalWorks and Food Stamp Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 24, 2006 AB 2205 Food Stamp Eligibility for Medi-Cal Recipients Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 16, 2006 AB 1873 Safe Child Surrender Time Limit Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1576 Transitional Housing Services for Foster Youth Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
May 11, 2006 SB 1437 Sexual Diversity Content in Public School Curriculums Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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