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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
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  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. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. 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. 11, 2019 CA AB 545 Authorizes the Review of Activities of the Bureau of Cannabis Control Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 0)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 14)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
Aug. 30, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Aug. 26, 2019 CA SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1246 Requires Large Group Health Plans to Cover Medically Necessary Prescription Drugs (58 - 19)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 627 Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 159 Authorizes Use of HIV Prevention Drugs Without Prescription Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
Aug. 22, 2018 CA AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
May 31, 2018 CA AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - House (43 - 28)
May 30, 2018 CA SB 930 Authorizes Cannabis Limited Charter Banks Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
June 1, 2017 CA AB 1578 Prohibits State Law Enforcement from Cooperating with Federal Marijuana Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
April 25, 2016 CA SB 966 Prohibits Extending Sentences for Repeat Drug Offenders Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 16)
Aug. 21, 2014 CA SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
Aug. 14, 2014 CA SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
May 29, 2014 CA AB 1894 Establishes a State Entity to Oversee Medical Cannabis Bill Failed - House (26 - 33)
May 28, 2014 CA SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Sept. 10, 2013 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
Sept. 4, 2013 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (41 - 31)
Aug. 26, 2013 CA AB 721 Amends Transportation of Controlled Substances Laws Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
May 31, 2013 CA AB 473 Establishes a State Agency to Regulate Medical Marijuana Sales Bill Failed - House (35 - 37)
May 20, 2013 CA SB 439 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives from Prosecution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
May 2, 2013 CA SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Aug. 27, 2012 CA AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 24)
Aug. 22, 2012 CA AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
May 31, 2012 CA AB 2312 Regulations for Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
May 31, 2012 CA SB 1506 Reduces Charges for Possession of Controlled Substances Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 24)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1449 Reclassifying Marijuana Possession as an Infraction Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 13, 2010 CA AB 1756 Food Stamps for Drug Felons Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
June 2, 2009 CA SB 484 Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Aug. 20, 2008 CA AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 28, 2008 CA AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House (41 - 35)
May 27, 2008 CA AB 1996 Food Stamps for Convicted Drug Felons Bill Passed - House (42 - 35)
Aug. 30, 2006 CA AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
June 27, 2006 CA SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 2)
June 27, 2006 CA SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (64 - 8)
May 31, 2006 CA AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (45 - 34)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/11 AB 545 Authorizes the Review of Activities of the Bureau of Cannabis Control Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 0)
9/09 AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 14)
9/05 AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
8/30 SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
8/26 SB 223 Authorizes Medical Cannabis on K-12 Campuses Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
5/29 AB 1246 Requires Large Group Health Plans to Cover Medically Necessary Prescription Drugs (58 - 19)
5/23 SB 627 Authorizes Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Animals Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
5/21 SB 159 Authorizes Use of HIV Prevention Drugs Without Prescription Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 1)
8/22 AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
5/31 AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - House (43 - 28)
5/30 SB 930 Authorizes Cannabis Limited Charter Banks Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
6/01 AB 1578 Prohibits State Law Enforcement from Cooperating with Federal Marijuana Law Enforcement Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
4/25 SB 966 Prohibits Extending Sentences for Repeat Drug Offenders Bill Failed - Senate (18 - 16)
8/21 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
8/14 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
5/29 AB 1894 Establishes a State Entity to Oversee Medical Cannabis Bill Failed - House (26 - 33)
5/28 SB 1010 Amends Penalties for Cocaine Possession Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
9/10 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
9/04 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (41 - 31)
8/26 AB 721 Amends Transportation of Controlled Substances Laws Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
5/31 AB 473 Establishes a State Agency to Regulate Medical Marijuana Sales Bill Failed - House (35 - 37)
5/20 SB 439 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives from Prosecution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
5/02 SB 649 Classifies Certain Drug Infractions as Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
8/27 AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 24)
8/22 AB 472 Authorizes Immunity for Reporting Drug Overdoses Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
5/31 AB 2312 Regulations for Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
5/31 SB 1506 Reduces Charges for Possession of Controlled Substances Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 24)
6/03 SB 1449 Reclassifying Marijuana Possession as an Infraction Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
5/13 AB 1756 Food Stamps for Drug Felons Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
6/02 SB 484 Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Prescription Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
8/20 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
5/28 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House (41 - 35)
5/27 AB 1996 Food Stamps for Convicted Drug Felons Bill Passed - House (42 - 35)
8/30 AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
6/27 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 2)
6/27 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (64 - 8)
5/31 AB 2076 Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (45 - 34)

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