WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.

Key Votes

Chamber

Keyword Search

Search string must be longer than 3 characters.

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. 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.


Page 1 of 6
results per page:
Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 14, 2019 CA SB 328 Requires Later Start Times for Middle and High Schools Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 681 Requires Voter Party Affiliation Notification Prior To Primary Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 13)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 16)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 68 Amends Municipality and County Process for Reviewing and Approving Accessory Dwelling Units Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA SB 1 Rescinds Federal Freeze of Environmental Deregulations Bill Passed - House (48 - 22)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 792 Increases Recycled Plastics Percentages Used in Plastic Beverage Bottles Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
Sept. 12, 2019 CA AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 21)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 1482 Establishes Rental Increase Caps Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA SB 310 Authorizes Felons to Serve on Juries Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA SB 468 Authorizes Evaluation of Tax Expenditures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA SB 8 Prohibits Smoking at Public Parks and Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 824 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Using "Pay for Delay" Practices Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 857 Authorizes Cities and Counties to Establish Public Banks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 936 Amends Environmental Protections Relating to Heavy Crude Oils Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 44 Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Fur Products Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 963 Establishes a Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Program at Public Post-Secondary Schools Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 1482 Establishes Rental Increase Caps Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 681 Requires Voter Party Affiliation Notification Prior To Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA SB 468 Authorizes Evaluation of Tax Expenditures Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA AB 32 Prohibits Private Prisons and ICE Detention Centers Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA SB 210 Establishes a Smog-Check Program for Diesel Trucks Bill Passed - House (51 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/14 SB 328 Requires Later Start Times for Middle and High Schools Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
9/13 AB 681 Requires Voter Party Affiliation Notification Prior To Primary Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 13)
9/13 AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 16)
9/13 SB 61 Prohibits Purchasing More than One Gun per Month Bill Passed - House (55 - 22)
9/13 AB 68 Amends Municipality and County Process for Reviewing and Approving Accessory Dwelling Units Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
9/13 SB 1 Rescinds Federal Freeze of Environmental Deregulations Bill Passed - House (48 - 22)
9/13 AB 792 Increases Recycled Plastics Percentages Used in Plastic Beverage Bottles Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
9/12 AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 21)
9/11 AB 1482 Establishes Rental Increase Caps Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
9/11 SB 310 Authorizes Felons to Serve on Juries Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
9/11 SB 468 Authorizes Evaluation of Tax Expenditures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
9/11 SB 8 Prohibits Smoking at Public Parks and Beaches Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
9/11 AB 824 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Using "Pay for Delay" Practices Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
9/11 AB 857 Authorizes Cities and Counties to Establish Public Banks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
9/11 AB 1215 Prohibits Facial Recognition in Police Body-Cams Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
9/11 AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
9/11 AB 936 Amends Environmental Protections Relating to Heavy Crude Oils Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
9/11 SB 172 Amends Firearm Storage Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
9/10 AB 44 Prohibits the Sale and Manufacturing of Fur Products Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
9/10 AB 963 Establishes a Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Program at Public Post-Secondary Schools Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
9/10 AB 1482 Establishes Rental Increase Caps Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
9/10 AB 681 Requires Voter Party Affiliation Notification Prior To Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
9/10 SB 468 Authorizes Evaluation of Tax Expenditures Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
9/10 AB 32 Prohibits Private Prisons and ICE Detention Centers Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6)
9/10 SB 210 Establishes a Smog-Check Program for Diesel Trucks Bill Passed - House (51 - 19)

Page 1 of 6
arrow_upward