Senator Ricardo Lara's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/06/17 SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
Yea
4/03/17 SB 54 Establishes a Statewide Sanctuary Policy
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
8/31/16 AB 1671 Prohibits Eavesdropping on Confidential Communications with Health Care Providers
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
8/31/16 AB 2002 Requires Commission Members to Fully Disclose Ex Parte Communications
Bill Failed - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
8/31/16 SB 1234 Authorizes Implementation of Retirement Savings Plan
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 12)
Yea
8/31/16 SB 654 Prohibits an Employer from Disallowing Paid Parental Leave
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
Yea
8/30/16 AB 385 Repeals Daylight Savings Time
Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 19)
Yea
8/30/16 SB 1333 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches and Parks
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Yea
8/26/16 SB 839 Prohibits Orca Captivity and Breeding
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
8/25/16 AB 1889 Appropriates Funds for High-Speed Rail Project
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
8/24/16 SB 1150 Authorizes Heirs to Receive Home Loan Information
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
8/24/16 SB 32 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Levels
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Yea
8/23/16 AB 385 Repeals Daylight Savings Time
Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 17)
Yea
8/22/16 AB 1066 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
8/22/16 AB 1843 Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants to Disclose Criminal History
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
8/22/16 AB 197 Establishes the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Yea
8/17/16 AB 1785 Prohibits the Use of Smartphones While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Yea
8/17/16 AB 1887 Prohibits State-Funded Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Yea
8/15/16 AB 1687 Requires Entertainment Database Websites to Remove Actor's Age Upon Request
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Yea
6/30/16 AB 1674 Limits the Purchase of Firearms
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Yea
6/30/16 AB 1695 Prohibits Falsely Reporting the Loss or Theft of a Firearm
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
6/30/16 AB 2607 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request a Gun Violence Restraining Order
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Yea
6/30/16 SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
6/15/16 SB 826 Approves Spending Plan for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
Yea
6/02/16 SB 10 Authorizes Undocumented Immigrants to be Eligible for Health Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Yea
6/01/16 SB 1033 Requires Physicians to Disclose Probationary Status
Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 13)
Yea
5/31/16 SB 1333 Prohibits Smoking on State Beaches and Parks
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Yea
5/26/16 SB 1146 Amends Religious Exemption Requirements for Universities
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
5/23/16 SB 1190 Prohibits Coastal Commission from Engaging in Ex Parte Communications
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
5/19/16 AB 1135 Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
5/19/16 SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Yea
5/19/16 SB 1446 Prohibits the Possession of High-Capacity Gun Magazines
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Yea
5/02/16 SB 1129 Repeals Minimum Sentences for Repeat Prostitution Offenses
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
4/25/16 SB 966 Prohibits Extending Sentences for Repeat Drug Offenders
Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 16)
Yea
3/31/16 SB 3 Increases Minimum Wage
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Yea
3/10/16 SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Yea
3/10/16 SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Yea
2/19/16 AB 2757 Requires Overtime Pay for Farmworkers
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/18/16 SB 1146 Amends Religious Exemption Requirements for Universities
None - Senate
Sponsor
9/11/15 AB 15 Authorizes A Physician to Prescribe Aid-in-Dying Drugs
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Yea
9/11/15 SB 350 Establishes Renewable Energy Production Targets
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
Yea
9/09/15 AB 953 Amends "Profiling" Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
9/04/15 AB 888 Prohibits the Sale of Products Containing Plastic Microbeads
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
9/02/15 AB 96 Prohibits Sale of Ivory and Rhino Horn
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
8/27/15 SB 5 Amends Regulations for E-Cigarettes
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Yea
8/27/15 SB 7 Increases Smoking Age to 21
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Yea
8/17/15 AB 1100 Increases Ballot Initiative Fee
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Yea
6/29/15 SB 277 Amends School Immunization Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/19/15 SB 88 Amends Water Use Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Yea
6/04/15 SB 128 Authorizes Prescription of "Aid-in-Dying Drugs"
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Yea

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