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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
June 30, 2022 CA AB 2571 Prohibits Marketing of Firearms to Minors; Authorizes Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 15)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 1621 Limits the Manufacture of Ghost Guns Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 14)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 311 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms in Certain Areas Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 18)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 2571 Prohibits Marketing of Firearms to Minors; Authorizes Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 2551 Establishes Procedures to Notify Law Enforcement About Firearm Violations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 2156 Establishes New Requirements for Firearm Manufacturer Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
June 29, 2022 CA AB 1769 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms by the 31st District Agricultural Association Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
June 27, 2022 CA AB 311 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms in Certain Areas Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
June 27, 2022 CA AB 2239 Expands the List of People Prohibited from Possessing Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 0)
June 27, 2022 CA AB 1594 Authorizes Lawsuits Against Gun Industry Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 26, 2022 CA AB 1594 Authorizes Lawsuits Against Gun Industry Bill Passed - House (50 - 20)
May 25, 2022 CA AB 1769 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms by the 31st District Agricultural Association Bill Passed - House (53 - 19)
May 25, 2022 CA AB 2156 Establishes New Requirements for Firearm Manufacturer Licenses Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
May 24, 2022 CA SB 1327 Authorizes Individuals to Sue Firearm Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
April 18, 2022 CA SB 918 Increases the Fee on Eligibility Checks for Precursor Firearm Parts and Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
Sept. 10, 2021 CA SB 715 Extends Restrictions on Gun Control Loopholes by Requiring Verification on Hunting Licenses Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 22)
Sept. 10, 2021 CA SB 715 Extends Restrictions on Gun Control Loopholes by Requiring Verification on Hunting Licenses Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
Sept. 9, 2021 CA AB 173 Requires the California DOJ to Supply Information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Sept. 9, 2021 CA AB 173 Requires the California DOJ to Supply Information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
Aug. 28, 2020 CA AB 2847 Requires Microstamping Within Handguns Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
June 11, 2020 CA AB 2847 Requires Microstamping Within Handguns Bill Passed - House (52 - 20)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 521 Authorizes Healthcare Professions be Trained to Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 12 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 1669 Increases Firearm Purchasing Fees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
Sept. 4, 2019 CA AB 61 Amends Restraining Order Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
Aug. 12, 2019 CA AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 1669 Increases Firearm Purchasing Fees Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
May 23, 2019 CA SB 55 Expands List of Persons Prohibited from Owning Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
May 22, 2019 CA SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 6, 2019 CA AB 61 Amends Restraining Order Regulations Bill Passed - House (54 - 17)
April 8, 2019 CA AB 12 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
March 18, 2019 CA AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
Aug. 21, 2018 CA AB 2103 Requires Concealed Carry Applicants Complete 8 Hours of Gun Safety Training Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
May 29, 2018 CA SB 1100 Increases the Purchasing Age for Firearms to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Sept. 15, 2017 CA AJR 24 Recommends Congress Refrain from Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Sept. 12, 2017 CA AJR 24 Recommends Congress Refrain from Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Sept. 11, 2017 CA AB 424 Amends School Gun Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 27)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 1674 Limits the Purchase of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 34)
June 30, 2016 CA SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 1135 Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 1695 Prohibits Falsely Reporting the Loss or Theft of a Firearm Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 1674 Limits the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 1695 Prohibits Falsely Reporting the Loss or Theft of a Firearm Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
June 30, 2016 CA SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
June 30, 2016 CA AB 2607 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request a Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 30, 2016 CA SB 1446 Prohibits the Possession of High-Capacity Gun Magazines Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
June 1, 2016 CA AB 2607 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request a Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
May 19, 2016 CA AB 1135 Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
May 19, 2016 CA SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
May 19, 2016 CA SB 1446 Prohibits the Possession of High-Capacity Gun Magazines Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Sept. 1, 2015 CA SB 707 Prohibits Concealed Firearms on School Grounds Bill Passed - House (54 - 24)
June 1, 2015 CA SB 707 Prohibits Concealed Firearms on School Grounds Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Aug. 29, 2014 CA AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 28)
Aug. 28, 2014 CA SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Aug. 27, 2014 CA AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
Aug. 26, 2014 CA SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Bill Passed - House (43 - 34)
May 28, 2014 CA AB 1609 Establishes Requirements for Out of State Firearms Transfers Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Sept. 12, 2013 CA SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Sept. 11, 2013 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
Sept. 11, 2013 CA SB 396 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Failed - House (35 - 34)
Sept. 11, 2013 CA SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Bill Passed - House (45 - 28)
Sept. 10, 2013 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 29)
Sept. 10, 2013 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
Sept. 10, 2013 CA SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
Sept. 9, 2013 CA AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
May 29, 2013 CA SB 53 Requires Ammunition Purchasers to Undergo a Background Check Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
May 29, 2013 CA AB 48 Prohibits Large Capacity Magazines Bill Passed - House (46 - 26)
April 18, 2013 CA SB 140 Appropriates Funds to the Armed Prohibited Persons System Bill Passed - House (65 - 10)
May 3, 2012 CA AB 1527 Prohibits Open Carry of Certain Unloaded Firearms Bill Passed - House (44 - 29)
July 14, 2011 CA SB 249 Prohibits Firearms with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
May 16, 2011 CA AB 144 Concealed Weapons Bill Bill Passed - House (46 - 29)
June 3, 2010 CA AB 1810 Expanded Firearm Registration Bill Passed - House (42 - 29)
June 1, 2010 CA AB 1934 Amendments to the Penal Code Regarding Firearms Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
Aug. 19, 2008 CA SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
Aug. 13, 2008 CA SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Bill Passed - House (45 - 32)
May 29, 2008 CA AB 2062 Regulation Of Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - House (42 - 32)
May 29, 2007 CA AB 1471 Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
Aug. 30, 2006 CA AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Concurrence Vote Failed - House (40 - 37)
Aug. 24, 2006 CA AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/30 AB 2571 Prohibits Marketing of Firearms to Minors; Authorizes Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 15)
6/29 AB 1621 Limits the Manufacture of Ghost Guns Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 14)
6/29 AB 311 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms in Certain Areas Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 18)
6/29 AB 2571 Prohibits Marketing of Firearms to Minors; Authorizes Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
6/29 AB 2551 Establishes Procedures to Notify Law Enforcement About Firearm Violations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
6/29 AB 2156 Establishes New Requirements for Firearm Manufacturer Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
6/29 AB 1769 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms by the 31st District Agricultural Association Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
6/27 AB 311 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms in Certain Areas Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
6/27 AB 2239 Expands the List of People Prohibited from Possessing Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 0)
6/27 AB 1594 Authorizes Lawsuits Against Gun Industry Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
5/26 AB 1594 Authorizes Lawsuits Against Gun Industry Bill Passed - House (50 - 20)
5/25 AB 1769 Prohibits the Sale of Firearms by the 31st District Agricultural Association Bill Passed - House (53 - 19)
5/25 AB 2156 Establishes New Requirements for Firearm Manufacturer Licenses Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
5/24 SB 1327 Authorizes Individuals to Sue Firearm Manufacturers Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
4/18 SB 918 Increases the Fee on Eligibility Checks for Precursor Firearm Parts and Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
9/10 SB 715 Extends Restrictions on Gun Control Loopholes by Requiring Verification on Hunting Licenses Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 22)
9/10 SB 715 Extends Restrictions on Gun Control Loopholes by Requiring Verification on Hunting Licenses Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
9/09 AB 173 Requires the California DOJ to Supply Information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
9/09 AB 173 Requires the California DOJ to Supply Information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
8/28 AB 2847 Requires Microstamping Within Handguns Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
6/11 AB 2847 Requires Microstamping Within Handguns Bill Passed - House (52 - 20)
9/13 SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
9/11 SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
9/09 AB 521 Authorizes Healthcare Professions be Trained to Reduce Firearm-Related Injuries Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
9/09 AB 12 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
9/09 AB 1669 Increases Firearm Purchasing Fees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
9/04 AB 61 Amends Restraining Order Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
8/12 AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
5/28 AB 1669 Increases Firearm Purchasing Fees Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
5/23 SB 55 Expands List of Persons Prohibited from Owning Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
5/22 SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
5/22 SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
5/06 AB 61 Amends Restraining Order Regulations Bill Passed - House (54 - 17)
4/08 AB 12 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - House (53 - 13)
3/18 AJR 5 Urges the Federal Government to Pass Universal Firearm Safety Regulation Bill Passed - House (54 - 21)
8/21 AB 2103 Requires Concealed Carry Applicants Complete 8 Hours of Gun Safety Training Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
5/29 SB 1100 Increases the Purchasing Age for Firearms to 21 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
9/15 AJR 24 Recommends Congress Refrain from Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
9/12 AJR 24 Recommends Congress Refrain from Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
9/11 AB 424 Amends School Gun Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 27)
6/30 AB 1674 Limits the Purchase of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 34)
6/30 SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
6/30 AB 1135 Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
6/30 AB 1695 Prohibits Falsely Reporting the Loss or Theft of a Firearm Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25)
6/30 AB 1674 Limits the Purchase of Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
6/30 AB 1695 Prohibits Falsely Reporting the Loss or Theft of a Firearm Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
6/30 SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
6/30 AB 2607 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request a Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
6/30 SB 1446 Prohibits the Possession of High-Capacity Gun Magazines Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
6/01 AB 2607 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Request a Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
5/19 AB 1135 Prohibits Firearms with Bullet Button Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
5/19 SB 1235 Requires Background Checks to Buy Ammunition Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
5/19 SB 1446 Prohibits the Possession of High-Capacity Gun Magazines Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
9/01 SB 707 Prohibits Concealed Firearms on School Grounds Bill Passed - House (54 - 24)
6/01 SB 707 Prohibits Concealed Firearms on School Grounds Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
8/29 AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 28)
8/28 SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
8/27 AB 1014 Authorizes Gun Violence Restraining Orders Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
8/26 SB 199 Requires Certain Replica Guns to be Sold in Fluorescent Colors Bill Passed - House (43 - 34)
5/28 AB 1609 Establishes Requirements for Out of State Firearms Transfers Bill Passed - House (49 - 25)
9/12 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
9/12 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
9/11 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 30)
9/11 SB 396 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Failed - House (35 - 34)
9/11 SB 755 Expands List of Crimes that Disqualify an Individual from Firearm Ownership Bill Passed - House (45 - 28)
9/10 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 29)
9/10 AB 48 Prohibits Large-Capacity Magazines and Large-Capacity Conversion Kits Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
9/10 SB 374 Prohibits Semiautomatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
9/09 AB 711 Prohibits Lead Ammunition for Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
5/29 SB 53 Requires Ammunition Purchasers to Undergo a Background Check Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
5/29 AB 48 Prohibits Large Capacity Magazines Bill Passed - House (46 - 26)
4/18 SB 140 Appropriates Funds to the Armed Prohibited Persons System Bill Passed - House (65 - 10)
5/03 AB 1527 Prohibits Open Carry of Certain Unloaded Firearms Bill Passed - House (44 - 29)
7/14 SB 249 Prohibits Firearms with Detachable Magazines Bill Passed - House (48 - 21)
5/16 AB 144 Concealed Weapons Bill Bill Passed - House (46 - 29)
6/03 AB 1810 Expanded Firearm Registration Bill Passed - House (42 - 29)
6/01 AB 1934 Amendments to the Penal Code Regarding Firearms Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
8/19 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
8/13 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Bill Passed - House (45 - 32)
5/29 AB 2062 Regulation Of Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - House (42 - 32)
5/29 AB 1471 Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
8/30 AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Concurrence Vote Failed - House (40 - 37)
8/24 AB 352 Microstamping of Bullets Fired from Semi-Automatic Guns Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 18)

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