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Key Votes

2019 California Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 30, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Aug. 26, 2019 CA AB 1611 Limits What Hospitals Can Charge for Emergency Care Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Aug. 26, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
Aug. 22, 2019 CA SB 343 Amends Financial Data Disclosure Laws Bill Passed - House (58 - 13)
Aug. 15, 2019 CA SB 192 Repeals Law Requiring Citizens Help Police (63 - 5)
Aug. 12, 2019 CA AB 711 Authorizes High School Document Name Changes Regarding Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 0)
Aug. 12, 2019 CA AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Aug. 1, 2019 CA AB 273 Prohibits Recreational and Commercial Fur Trapping Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
July 11, 2019 CA SB 307 Prohibits Water Transfers from Desert Groundwater Basins Bill Passed - House (50 - 24)
July 8, 2019 CA SB 233 Authorizes Immunity from Arrest to Sex Workers Reporting Certain Crimes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
July 8, 2019 CA AB 1054 Establishes Wildfire Victim Compensation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
July 8, 2019 CA SB 27 Requires Presidential and Gubernatorial Candidates to Release Tax Returns Bill Passed - House (57 - 17)
July 8, 2019 CA AB 392 Increases Public Oversight and Police Accountability when Deadly Use of Force is Used Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
July 1, 2019 CA SB 233 Authorizes Immunity from Arrest to Sex Workers Reporting Certain Crimes Bill Passed - House (54 - 13)
June 24, 2019 CA SB 78 Requires Citizens Purchase Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (57 - 14)
June 13, 2019 CA AB 74 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 17)
May 30, 2019 CA AB 56 Authorizes the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to Procure Energy Needs for Californians Bill Passed - House (41 - 21)
May 30, 2019 CA AB 1440 Amends State Law Concerning Oil and Gas Extraction Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 134 Establishes a Safe Drinking Water Fund Bill Passed - House (59 - 0)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1482 Establishes Rental Caps Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 29 Expands Medi-Cal Program Eligibility to Undocumented Immigrants Ages 19-25 or 65 and Older Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1162 Prohibits Single-Use Plastics for Personal Care Products at Lodging Establishments Bill Passed - House (50 - 24)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1046 Increases Tax Rebates for Electric Vehicles Bill Passed - House (55 - 21)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 54 Requires Single-Use Plastics be made out Recyclable Materials Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 1 Rescinds Federal Freeze of Environmental Deregulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 210 Establishes a Smog-Check Program for Diesel Trucks Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 330 Amends Housing Development Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 574 Requires the Disclosure of Fragrances in Cosmetic Products Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1415 Authorizes Penalties for Irrigation Districts Who Fail to Submit Water Management Reports Bill Passed - House (52 - 20)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 5 Establishes the Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
May 29, 2019 CA SB 551 Amends Oil and Gas Pipeline Facility Decommissioning Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1366 Extends the Ban on the Regulation of "Internet Protocol Enabled" Services Bill Passed - House (64 - 6)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 414 Establishes a Statewide Individual Mandate Program for Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (55 - 18)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 1669 Increases Firearm Purchasing Fees Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
May 28, 2019 CA SB 65 Establishes Financial Assistance for Low Income Residents Buying Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 493 Specifies Biennial LGBTQ Teacher Training be Encouraged Bill Passed - House (61 - 0)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 35 Requires Reporting on Employee Blood Level Testing for Lead Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 4 Authorizes Medi-Cal Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (51 - 17)
May 28, 2019 CA SB 43 Establishes the Feasibility and Practicality of Assessing the Carbon Intensity of Retail Products Subject to the Sales and Use Tax Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 376 Establishes a Student Loan Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 1395 Requires Technology Companies Receive Consent Prior to Voice Storage and Recordings Bill Passed - House (44 - 6)
May 24, 2019 CA AB 824 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Using "Pay for Delay" Practices Bill Passed - House (56 - 0)
May 24, 2019 CA AB 936 Amends Environmental Protections Relating to Heavy Crude Oils Bill Passed - House (45 - 19)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 132 Authorizes Inmate Housing According to Gender Identity Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 792 Increases Recycled Plastics Percentages Used in Plastic Beverage Bottles Bill Passed - House (50 - 15)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 454 Establishes Protections for Migratory Birds Bill Passed - House (55 - 21)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 392 Amends Safer Consumer Products Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 329 Prohibits Discrimination Against Section 8 Housing Renters Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 55 Expands List of Persons Prohibited from Owning Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 1254 Prohibits Hunting of Bobcats Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 161 Prohibits Paper Receipts Bill Passed - House (43 - 24)
May 23, 2019 CA AB 44 Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Fur Products Bill Passed - House (52 - 16)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 360 Requires Religious Officials Report Minor Sex Abuse Evidence to Law Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
May 22, 2019 CA AB 163 Requires State Oversight of Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors Bill Passed - House (60 - 5)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 276 Establishes Procedures for Receiving Medical Exemptions from Vaccinations Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 206 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 5)
May 22, 2019 CA AB 68 Amends Municipality Processes to Review and Approve Accessory Dwelling Units Bill Passed - House (61 - 10)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 22, 2019 CA AB 175 Amends Foster Care Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 8)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 142 Requires Additional Lactation Accommodations for Employees Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 307 Prohibits Water Transfers from Desert Groundwater Basins Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 58 Authorizes Bars to Remain Open Until 3 AM Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
May 20, 2019 CA AB 74 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
May 20, 2019 CA SB 24 Requires Public Universities Offer and Cover the Cost of Abortion Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
May 6, 2019 CA AB 61 Amends Restraining Order Regulations Bill Passed - House (54 - 17)
May 2, 2019 CA SB 27 Requires Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
April 25, 2019 CA AB 1063 Prohibits Covered California from Applying for a Waiver Without Approval from the Legislature and the Governor Bill Passed - House (62 - 13)
April 11, 2019 CA AB 101 Prohibits Citizens' Right to Appeal the Building of Homeless Navigation Centers Bill Passed - House (54 - 13)
April 11, 2019 CA AB 74 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Bill Passed - House (54 - 13)
April 11, 2019 CA SB 78 Requires Citizens Purchase Health Insurance Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
April 11, 2019 CA AB 92 Amends Tax Policies Bill Passed - House (54 - 13)
April 8, 2019 CA AB 12 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
March 18, 2019 CA AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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