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2017 California Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 1, 2017 CA AB 1578 Prohibits State Law Enforcement from Cooperating with Federal Marijuana Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
June 1, 2017 CA AB 42 Amends Money Bail Procedures Bill Failed - House (35 - 37)
May 31, 2017 CA SB 10 Establishes New Provisions for Criminal Justice System Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 8, 2017 CA AB 22 Authorizes Termination of Employees Engaged in Subversive Activities Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
May 4, 2017 CA AB 84 Authorizes Earlier Presidential Primary Bill Passed - House (52 - 20)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - House (54 - 26)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
April 3, 2017 CA SB 54 Establishes a Statewide Sanctuary Policy Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
March 20, 2017 CA AB 18 Authorizes a Ballot Measure to Appropriate $3 Billion to State Parks Bill Passed - House (59 - 19)

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  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

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