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Tom Torlakson's Voting Records

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
June 6, 2007 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
June 6, 2007 SB 974 Shipping Fee Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
June 4, 2007 SB 1019 Access to Police Misconduct Investigations Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 11)
Yea
June 4, 2007 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
May 31, 2007 SB 120 Nutritional Information Posting Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 17)
Yea
May 21, 2007 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2007 SB 113 Presidential Primaries Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 5)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 5, 2007 SB 180 Labor Bargaining for Agricultural Workers Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 4, 2006 AB 43 Same Sex Marriage House Co-sponsor
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1578 Dog Restraint Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2006 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2006 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
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. 24, 2006 AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2006 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
Aug. 22, 2006 SB 1248 Long-Term Health Care Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
Aug. 17, 2006 AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 16, 2006 AB 1873 Safe Child Surrender Time Limit Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 9)
Yea
Aug. 16, 2006 SCA 3 Redistricting Commission Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
June 27, 2006 AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(30 - 10)
Yea
June 27, 2006 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 2)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1160 Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1162 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)
Yea
June 1, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1383 Cal Grant Eligibility Without Passing High School Exit Exam Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1576 Transitional Housing Services for Foster Youth Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
May 30, 2006 SB 1796 Overhaul Flood and Levee Board Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
May 11, 2006 AB 813 Medi-Cal: Emergency Drug Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 7)
Yea
May 11, 2006 SB 1437 Sexual Diversity Content in Public School Curriculums Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
May 4, 2006 AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Yea
May 4, 2006 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
April 27, 2006 SCR 113 The Great American Boycott 2006 Resolution Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Yea
March 11, 2006 AB 134 Public Infrastructure Bond Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2005 AB 583 California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Aug. 30, 2004 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits House Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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