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Tom Torlakson's Voting Records on Issue:

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

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
May 29, 2008 SB 1096 Pharmacy Prescription Refill Mailings Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 22, 2006 SB 1248 Long-Term Health Care Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
May 11, 2006 AB 813 Medi-Cal: Emergency Drug Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)

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