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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 15, 2021 NC SB 360 Prohibits Any State Agency from Settling Certain Lawsuits Without the Approval of the General Assembly Bill Passed - House (58 - 47)
June 8, 2021 NY S 7196 Authorizes the State to Sue Gun Manufactures for Damages Caused by Guns Bill Passed - House (94 - 55)
June 8, 2021 NY S 7196 Authorizes the State to Sue Gun Manufactures for Damages Caused by Guns Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
June 7, 2021 NY S 933 Establishes new Anti-Trust Enforcement Mechanisms Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
May 27, 2021 LA HB 168 Authorizes a District Attorney to Decide Which Evidence Can be Presented for Objections to a Candidacy for Elective Office Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
May 14, 2021 MO SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (97 - 57)
April 27, 2021 CO SB 21-006 Authorizes the Use of Human Remains in Composting Bill Passed - House (45 - 18)
April 27, 2021 NC SB 360 Prohibits Any State Agency from Settling Certain Lawsuits Without the Approval of the General Assembly Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 21, 2021 National HR 1573 Access to Counsel Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (217 - 207)
April 21, 2021 NY S 5321 Increases the Maximum Civil Penalty to $1,000 for Mortgagee Violations Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 14)
April 16, 2021 IL HB 25 Establishes the Right to Counsel for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (82 - 25)
April 6, 2021 PA HB 605 Establishes Protections For Businesses From Certain COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (107 - 94)
March 26, 2021 FL SB 72 Specifies Requirements for COVID-Related Civil Actions Bill Passed - House (83 - 31)
March 25, 2021 IL SB 72 Authorizes Victims in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases to Collect Interest Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
March 25, 2021 KS HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
March 22, 2021 IA HF 621 Establishes Which Legal Actions can be Brought Against Firearm Manufacturers and Distributors Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
March 22, 2021 MN HF 844 Prohibits Price Gouging Bill Passed - House (71 - 62)
March 18, 2021 IL SB 72 Authorizes Victims in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases to Collect Interest Bill Passed - House (67 - 40)
March 18, 2021 ID S 1022 Transfers $4 Million from the General Fund to the Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - House (57 - 11)
March 18, 2021 FL SB 72 Specifies Requirements for COVID-Related Civil Actions Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
March 17, 2021 GA HB 112 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 17)
March 17, 2021 IA HF 621 Establishes Which Legal Actions can be Brought Against Firearm Manufacturers and Distributors Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
March 17, 2021 MI SB 209 Rescinds the Physician from Civil Liability for Providing Medical Exemptions for Seat Belts Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
March 11, 2021 MI SR 26 Authorizes the Senate Majority Leader to Sue the Governor Resolution Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
March 11, 2021 KY SB 211 Establishes Penalties for Individuals Convicted of Certain Crimes Committed During a Riot Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 10, 2021 National PN 78-7 Nomination of Merrick Garland as Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate (70 - 30)
March 10, 2021 WV SB 277 Establishes Liability Protections for the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
March 5, 2021 FL HB 07 Establishes a Legal Defense Fund for Businesses Bill Passed - House (83 - 31)
March 4, 2021 AZ HB 2302 Prohibits Settlement of Election-Related Civil Actions in Certain Cases Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
March 4, 2021 KS HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (85 - 37)
Feb. 25, 2021 SC S 147 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 3)
Feb. 25, 2021 MO HB 345 Restructures Arbitration Award Guidelines Bill Passed - House (110 - 47)
Feb. 23, 2021 MO SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Feb. 19, 2021 WV SB 277 Establishes Liability Protections for the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Feb. 15, 2021 IN SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
Feb. 12, 2021 WA HB 1072 Repeals Restrictions on Legal Aid for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
Feb. 11, 2021 IN SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
Feb. 9, 2021 GA HB 112 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
Feb. 5, 2021 PA HB 101 Establishes Limited Liability Protections for Farmers Offering Agritourism Activities Bill Passed - House (142 - 60)
Feb. 2, 2021 KY HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
Jan. 28, 2021 ID S 1022 Transfers $4 Million from the General Fund to the Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Jan. 27, 2021 PA HB 14 Extends the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse. Bill Passed - House (187 - 15)
Jan. 14, 2021 KS SB 14 Extends the COVID-19 Liability Shield for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 1)
Jan. 12, 2021 IL HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 42)
Jan. 11, 2021 IL HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
Jan. 9, 2021 KY HB 10 Protects Businesses from Civil Lawsuits Arising from COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Dec. 21, 2020 OR HB 4402 Establishes Liability Immunity from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits for Schools Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
Nov. 20, 2020 PA HB 1737 Establishes Liability Protection to Healthcare Practitioners and Manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 98)
Nov. 19, 2020 PA HB 1737 Establishes Liability Protection to Healthcare Practitioners and Manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
Oct. 21, 2020 PA HB 440 Repeals Obligation to Pay Outstanding Court-Ordered Finances Before Eligible Cases Are Sealed Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
Oct. 5, 2020 PA HB 1984 Authorizes a Parent to Petition to Terminate the Other Parent's Parental Rights Prior to Making Adoption Arrangements in Cases of Rape or Incest Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 0)
Oct. 2, 2020 VA SB 5024 Authorizes the Attorney General to File a Civil Suit or Inquire into Law Enforcement Engaging in Unlawful Practices Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
Sept. 16, 2020 National HR 2574 Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (232 - 188)
Sept. 10, 2020 VA SB 5024 Authorizes the Attorney General to File a Civil Suit or Inquire into Law Enforcement Engaging in Unlawful Practices Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
Sept. 8, 2020 VA HB 5013 Repeals Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House (49 - 45)
Sept. 4, 2020 VA HB 5013 Repeals Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officers Bill Failed - House (47 - 48)
Aug. 31, 2020 CA SB 592 Expands Appropriate Juror Selection Source Lists to Include Resident State Tax Filers Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Aug. 31, 2020 CA AB 3070 Prohibits the Use of Peremptory Challenge to Remove a Prospective Juror on the Basis of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Religious Affiliation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 17)
Aug. 31, 2020 CA AB 3070 Prohibits the Use of Peremptory Challenge to Remove a Prospective Juror on the Basis of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Religious Affiliation Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Aug. 31, 2020 CA AB 3234 Authorizes Judges to Offer Misdemeanor Diversion Programs to Certain Defendants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
Aug. 30, 2020 CA AB 2147 Authorizes Certain Defendants that Participate in the California Conversation Camp Program to File Petitions for Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 12)
Aug. 30, 2020 CA SB 592 Expands Appropriate Juror Selection Source Lists to Include Resident State Tax Filers Bill Passed - House (59 - 12)
Aug. 26, 2020 ID H 6 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses, Schools, and Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Aug. 26, 2020 ID H 6 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses, Schools, and Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
Aug. 24, 2020 CA AB 3234 Authorizes Judges to Offer Misdemeanor Diversion Programs to Certain Defendants Bill Passed - House (43 - 26)
Aug. 5, 2020 NV SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
Aug. 5, 2020 NV SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
July 30, 2020 NJ A 1076 Requires Attorney General to Collect and Report Prosecutorial and Criminal Justice Data Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
July 29, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
July 24, 2020 CT HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
July 23, 2020 MI SB 899 Extends Certain Immunities and Liabilities to Healthcare Providers and Facilities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
July 22, 2020 MI SB 899 Extends Certain Immunities and Liabilities to Healthcare Providers and Facilities Bill Passed - House (56 - 51)
July 21, 2020 NY A 5630 Amends Various Power of Attorney Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (95 - 47)
July 21, 2020 NY A 5630 Amends Various Power of Attorney Laws Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 17)
July 21, 2020 NY A 5991 Amends Civil Rights Law in Relation to "Frivolous" Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (116 - 26)
June 26, 2020 OR SB 1604 Amends Law Enforcement Arbitration Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 0)
June 24, 2020 GA SB 288 Authorizes Record Restriction for Certain Misdemeanor and Conditional Discharges Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
June 18, 2020 GA HB 545 Reduces Statute of Limitations for Certain Nuisance Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
June 16, 2020 NC HB 511 Authorizes Shorter Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders Conference Report Adopted - Senate (48 - 0)
June 16, 2020 NC SB 562 Repeals Dismissed Charges and Nonviolent Misdemeanors & Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 0)
June 11, 2020 CA AB 3262 Requires Electronic Marketplaces Be Held Liable for Defective Products Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
June 10, 2020 OH HB 61 Authorizes Oral, Written, Electronic, or Telephonic Consent for Contact Tracing of Infectious Diseases Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
June 3, 2020 OH SB 308 Establishes Legal Protection to Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
May 31, 2020 LA SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 28, 2020 LA SB 270 Increases Daily Compensation Paid to Jurors in Civil Cases Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
May 20, 2020 LA SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 14, 2020 OK SB 1947 Exempts from Product Liability Individuals that Manufacture and Supply Personal Protective Equipment or Medications Used for COVID-19 Treatment Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
May 14, 2020 MN HF 4605 Authorizes Electronic Submission of Documents and Signatures during Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
May 12, 2020 MO SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - House (98 - 51)
April 23, 2020 UT SB 3007 Establishes Immunity from COVID-19 Injury Litigation to Businesses after Reopening Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
April 23, 2020 UT SB 3007 Establishes Immunity from COVID-19 Injury Litigation to Businesses after Reopening Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
April 17, 2020 UT SB 3002 Establishes Legal Immunity to Doctors who Prescribe Experimental Medications to COVID-19 Patients Bill Passed - House (65 - 7)
March 11, 2020 MS SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
March 11, 2020 OK HB 3165 Amends Criminal Law to Shift Burden of Proof from Defendant to Prosecution Bill Passed - House (73 - 23)
March 5, 2020 CO SB 20-83 Prohibits Civil Arrests on Courthouse Grounds Bill Passed - House (40 - 24)
March 3, 2020 WA SB 6268 Prohibits Meritless Litigation Against Domestic Abuse Victims Bill Passed - House (90 - 6)
March 2, 2020 MO SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
Feb. 20, 2020 SD HB 1133 Establishes a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Joint Custody of a Minor Bill Passed - House (41 - 25)
Feb. 7, 2020 WV HB 4585 Establishes Criminal Immunity for "Good Faith" Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Bill Passed - House (69 - 29)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/15 SB 360 Prohibits Any State Agency from Settling Certain Lawsuits Without the Approval of the General Assembly Bill Passed - House (58 - 47)
6/08 S 7196 Authorizes the State to Sue Gun Manufactures for Damages Caused by Guns Bill Passed - House (94 - 55)
6/08 S 7196 Authorizes the State to Sue Gun Manufactures for Damages Caused by Guns Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
6/07 S 933 Establishes new Anti-Trust Enforcement Mechanisms Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
5/27 HB 168 Authorizes a District Attorney to Decide Which Evidence Can be Presented for Objections to a Candidacy for Elective Office Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
5/14 SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (97 - 57)
4/27 SB 21-006 Authorizes the Use of Human Remains in Composting Bill Passed - House (45 - 18)
4/27 SB 360 Prohibits Any State Agency from Settling Certain Lawsuits Without the Approval of the General Assembly Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
4/21 HR 1573 Access to Counsel Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (217 - 207)
4/21 S 5321 Increases the Maximum Civil Penalty to $1,000 for Mortgagee Violations Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 14)
4/16 HB 25 Establishes the Right to Counsel for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (82 - 25)
4/06 HB 605 Establishes Protections For Businesses From Certain COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (107 - 94)
3/26 SB 72 Specifies Requirements for COVID-Related Civil Actions Bill Passed - House (83 - 31)
3/25 SB 72 Authorizes Victims in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases to Collect Interest Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
3/25 HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
3/22 HF 621 Establishes Which Legal Actions can be Brought Against Firearm Manufacturers and Distributors Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
3/22 HF 844 Prohibits Price Gouging Bill Passed - House (71 - 62)
3/18 SB 72 Authorizes Victims in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases to Collect Interest Bill Passed - House (67 - 40)
3/18 S 1022 Transfers $4 Million from the General Fund to the Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - House (57 - 11)
3/18 SB 72 Specifies Requirements for COVID-Related Civil Actions Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
3/17 HB 112 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 17)
3/17 HF 621 Establishes Which Legal Actions can be Brought Against Firearm Manufacturers and Distributors Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
3/17 SB 209 Rescinds the Physician from Civil Liability for Providing Medical Exemptions for Seat Belts Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
3/11 SR 26 Authorizes the Senate Majority Leader to Sue the Governor Resolution Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
3/11 SB 211 Establishes Penalties for Individuals Convicted of Certain Crimes Committed During a Riot Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
3/10 PN 78-7 Nomination of Merrick Garland as Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate (70 - 30)
3/10 SB 277 Establishes Liability Protections for the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
3/05 HB 07 Establishes a Legal Defense Fund for Businesses Bill Passed - House (83 - 31)
3/04 HB 2302 Prohibits Settlement of Election-Related Civil Actions in Certain Cases Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
3/04 HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (85 - 37)
2/25 S 147 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 3)
2/25 HB 345 Restructures Arbitration Award Guidelines Bill Passed - House (110 - 47)
2/23 SB 51 Establishes Protections for Various Organizations from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
2/19 SB 277 Establishes Liability Protections for the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
2/15 SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
2/12 HB 1072 Repeals Restrictions on Legal Aid for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (56 - 40)
2/11 SB 1 Exempts Healthcare Providers from Legal Liability if They Fail to Provide Non-Emergency Procedures Due to COVID-19 Patient Overflow Bill Passed - House (72 - 21)
2/09 HB 112 Establishes COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses Bill Passed - House (99 - 68)
2/05 HB 101 Establishes Limited Liability Protections for Farmers Offering Agritourism Activities Bill Passed - House (142 - 60)
2/02 HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
1/28 S 1022 Transfers $4 Million from the General Fund to the Legislative Legal Defense Fund Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
1/27 HB 14 Extends the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse. Bill Passed - House (187 - 15)
1/14 SB 14 Extends the COVID-19 Liability Shield for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 1)
1/12 HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 42)
1/11 HB 3360 Authorizes Prejudgment Interest to be Charged in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 17)
1/09 HB 10 Protects Businesses from Civil Lawsuits Arising from COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
1/07 HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
12/21 HB 4402 Establishes Liability Immunity from COVID-19 Related Lawsuits for Schools Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 4)
11/20 HB 1737 Establishes Liability Protection to Healthcare Practitioners and Manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 98)
11/19 HB 1737 Establishes Liability Protection to Healthcare Practitioners and Manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20)
10/21 HB 440 Repeals Obligation to Pay Outstanding Court-Ordered Finances Before Eligible Cases Are Sealed Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 0)
10/05 HB 1984 Authorizes a Parent to Petition to Terminate the Other Parent's Parental Rights Prior to Making Adoption Arrangements in Cases of Rape or Incest Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 0)
10/02 SB 5024 Authorizes the Attorney General to File a Civil Suit or Inquire into Law Enforcement Engaging in Unlawful Practices Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
9/16 HR 2574 Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (232 - 188)
9/10 SB 5024 Authorizes the Attorney General to File a Civil Suit or Inquire into Law Enforcement Engaging in Unlawful Practices Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
9/08 HB 5013 Repeals Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officers Bill Passed - House (49 - 45)
9/04 HB 5013 Repeals Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officers Bill Failed - House (47 - 48)
8/31 SB 592 Expands Appropriate Juror Selection Source Lists to Include Resident State Tax Filers Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
8/31 AB 3070 Prohibits the Use of Peremptory Challenge to Remove a Prospective Juror on the Basis of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Religious Affiliation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 17)
8/31 AB 3070 Prohibits the Use of Peremptory Challenge to Remove a Prospective Juror on the Basis of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Religious Affiliation Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
8/31 AB 3234 Authorizes Judges to Offer Misdemeanor Diversion Programs to Certain Defendants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
8/30 AB 2147 Authorizes Certain Defendants that Participate in the California Conversation Camp Program to File Petitions for Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 12)
8/30 SB 592 Expands Appropriate Juror Selection Source Lists to Include Resident State Tax Filers Bill Passed - House (59 - 12)
8/26 H 6 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses, Schools, and Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
8/26 H 6 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses, Schools, and Cities during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
8/24 AB 3234 Authorizes Judges to Offer Misdemeanor Diversion Programs to Certain Defendants Bill Passed - House (43 - 26)
8/05 SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (31 - 10)
8/05 SB 4 Establishes Liability Protections for Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 5)
7/30 A 1076 Requires Attorney General to Collect and Report Prosecutorial and Criminal Justice Data Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
7/29 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
7/24 HB 6004 Establishes Independent Inspector General to Investigate Police Shootings and Illegal Uses of Force Bill Passed - House (86 - 58)
7/23 SB 899 Extends Certain Immunities and Liabilities to Healthcare Providers and Facilities Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 13)
7/22 SB 899 Extends Certain Immunities and Liabilities to Healthcare Providers and Facilities Bill Passed - House (56 - 51)
7/21 A 5630 Amends Various Power of Attorney Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (95 - 47)
7/21 A 5630 Amends Various Power of Attorney Laws Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 17)
7/21 A 5991 Amends Civil Rights Law in Relation to "Frivolous" Lawsuits Bill Passed - House (116 - 26)
6/26 SB 1604 Amends Law Enforcement Arbitration Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 0)
6/24 SB 288 Authorizes Record Restriction for Certain Misdemeanor and Conditional Discharges Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
6/18 HB 545 Reduces Statute of Limitations for Certain Nuisance Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
6/16 HB 511 Authorizes Shorter Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders Conference Report Adopted - Senate (48 - 0)
6/16 SB 562 Repeals Dismissed Charges and Nonviolent Misdemeanors & Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 0)
6/11 AB 3262 Requires Electronic Marketplaces Be Held Liable for Defective Products Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
6/10 HB 61 Authorizes Oral, Written, Electronic, or Telephonic Consent for Contact Tracing of Infectious Diseases Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
6/03 SB 308 Establishes Legal Protection to Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
5/31 SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/28 SB 270 Increases Daily Compensation Paid to Jurors in Civil Cases Bill Passed - House (66 - 32)
5/20 SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/14 SB 1947 Exempts from Product Liability Individuals that Manufacture and Supply Personal Protective Equipment or Medications Used for COVID-19 Treatment Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
5/14 HF 4605 Authorizes Electronic Submission of Documents and Signatures during Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 0)
5/12 SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - House (98 - 51)
4/23 SB 3007 Establishes Immunity from COVID-19 Injury Litigation to Businesses after Reopening Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
4/23 SB 3007 Establishes Immunity from COVID-19 Injury Litigation to Businesses after Reopening Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
4/17 SB 3002 Establishes Legal Immunity to Doctors who Prescribe Experimental Medications to COVID-19 Patients Bill Passed - House (65 - 7)
3/11 SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
3/11 HB 3165 Amends Criminal Law to Shift Burden of Proof from Defendant to Prosecution Bill Passed - House (73 - 23)
3/05 SB 20-83 Prohibits Civil Arrests on Courthouse Grounds Bill Passed - House (40 - 24)
3/03 SB 6268 Prohibits Meritless Litigation Against Domestic Abuse Victims Bill Passed - House (90 - 6)
3/02 SB 591 Limits Punitive Damage Payouts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
2/20 HB 1133 Establishes a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Joint Custody of a Minor Bill Passed - House (41 - 25)
2/07 HB 4585 Establishes Criminal Immunity for "Good Faith" Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Bill Passed - House (69 - 29)

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