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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:

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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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 11, 2020 CA AB 3262 Requires Electronic Marketplaces Be Held Liable for Defective Products Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
Sept. 12, 2019 CA AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 21)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 1366 Extends the Ban on the Regulation of "Internet Protocol Enabled" Services Bill Passed - House (64 - 6)
May 28, 2019 CA AB 1395 Requires Technology Companies Receive Consent Prior to Voice Storage and Recordings Bill Passed - House (44 - 6)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 0)
June 28, 2018 CA AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
May 30, 2018 CA AB 2658 Establishes Regulations for Blockchain Technology Bill Passed - House (76 - 0)
May 30, 2018 CA SB 822 Establishes State Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA AB 1671 Prohibits Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Communications with Healthcare Providers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 26)
Aug. 31, 2016 CA AB 1671 Prohibits Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Communications with Healthcare Providers Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Aug. 23, 2016 CA AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 20)
Aug. 17, 2016 CA AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Aug. 15, 2016 CA AB 1687 Requires Entertainment Database Websites to Remove Actor's Age Upon Request Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Aug. 26, 2014 CA AB 1327 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
May 8, 2014 CA SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
April 24, 2014 CA SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
Jan. 30, 2014 CA SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 30, 2013 CA AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Home Care Aides Bill Passed - House (52 - 26)
May 2, 2013 CA SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Sept. 6, 2011 CA AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
June 2, 2011 CA SB 242 Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
June 1, 2011 CA SB 914 Requires a Warrant to Search Cell Phones Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
May 19, 2011 CA AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
April 25, 2011 CA SB 28 Penalties for Using Mobile Device When Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 1475 Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving or Riding a Bicycle Amendment Adopted - Senate (21 - 16)
June 3, 2010 CA SB 920 Opt-out for Telephone Directories Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 18)
Feb. 18, 2010 CA ABx8 8 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Aug. 21, 2008 CA SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
Aug. 13, 2008 CA AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Aug. 13, 2008 CA SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House (52 - 24)
Aug. 11, 2008 CA AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 29, 2008 CA AB 2076 Prohibiting E-verify Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
Aug. 30, 2007 CA SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Aug. 27, 2007 CA SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House (67 - 7)
Aug. 31, 2006 CA SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Aug. 29, 2006 CA SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (50 - 28)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/11 AB 3262 Requires Electronic Marketplaces Be Held Liable for Defective Products Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
9/12 AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 21)
9/11 AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
5/29 AB 1366 Extends the Ban on the Regulation of "Internet Protocol Enabled" Services Bill Passed - House (64 - 6)
5/28 AB 1395 Requires Technology Companies Receive Consent Prior to Voice Storage and Recordings Bill Passed - House (44 - 6)
6/28 AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 0)
6/28 AB 375 Establishes Consumer Privacy Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
5/30 AB 2658 Establishes Regulations for Blockchain Technology Bill Passed - House (76 - 0)
5/30 SB 822 Establishes State Level Net Neutrality Policy Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
8/31 AB 1671 Prohibits Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Communications with Healthcare Providers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 26)
8/31 AB 1671 Prohibits Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Communications with Healthcare Providers Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
8/23 AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 20)
8/17 AB 1785 Prohibits Use of Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
8/15 AB 1687 Requires Entertainment Database Websites to Remove Actor's Age Upon Request Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
8/26 AB 1327 Limits the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
5/08 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
4/24 SB 962 Requires Smartphones to Include a Kill Switch Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
1/30 SB 383 Authorizes Businesses to Collect Certain Cardholder Information in Online Transactions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
5/30 AB 1217 Establishes Certain Regulations for Home Care Aides Bill Passed - House (52 - 26)
5/02 SB 501 Requires Social Networking Sites to Remove Personal Identifying Information Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
9/06 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
6/02 SB 242 Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 17)
6/01 SB 914 Requires a Warrant to Search Cell Phones Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
5/19 AB 1236 Prohibits Requirement of Electronic Employment Verification Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
4/25 SB 28 Penalties for Using Mobile Device When Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12)
6/03 SB 1475 Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving or Riding a Bicycle Amendment Adopted - Senate (21 - 16)
6/03 SB 920 Opt-out for Telephone Directories Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 18)
2/18 ABx8 8 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
8/21 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 14)
8/13 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
8/13 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House (52 - 24)
8/11 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
5/29 AB 2076 Prohibiting E-verify Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
8/30 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
8/27 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban Bill Passed - House (67 - 7)
8/31 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
8/29 SB 1613 Prohibition on Wireless Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (50 - 28)

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