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Ricardo Lara's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: State Senate (CA) - District 33, Democratic

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2016 AB 1671 Prohibits Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Communications with Healthcare Providers Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Aug. 17, 2016 AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Aug. 15, 2016 AB 1687 Requires Entertainment Database Websites to Remove Actor's Age Upon Request Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Aug. 26, 2014 AB 1327 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
May 8, 2014 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
April 24, 2014 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Failed - Senate
(19 - 17)
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
May 2, 2013 SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
May 19, 2011 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House
(55 - 22)

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