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Tom Torlakson's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: State Superintendent of Public Instruction (CA), Non-partisan

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2010 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Aug. 27, 2008 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Aug. 20, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Aug. 14, 2008 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
Aug. 5, 2008 AB 2001 Whistleblower Hotline Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 8)
May 15, 2008 SB 1322 Communist Party Membership Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 16)
June 7, 2007 SB 456 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
May 21, 2007 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 15)
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 17)
Aug. 23, 2006 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 14)
Aug. 17, 2006 AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
June 1, 2006 SB 1162 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 14)

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