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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 14, 2021 CA AB 128 Appropriates Funding for the 2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 18)
June 14, 2021 CA AB 128 Appropriates Funding for the 2021 State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
June 3, 2021 CA SB 2 Prohibits the Transfer of Police Officers to Other Departments Following Misconduct Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
June 3, 2021 CA SB 38 Requires the Beverage Industry to Create an Accessible Recycling and Redemption System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
June 1, 2021 CA SB 245 Reduces the Cost of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
June 1, 2021 CA SB 519 Authorizes the Decriminalization of Psychedelic Drugs for Veterans Suffering from PTSD Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
May 20, 2021 CA AB 978 Establishes Rent Stabilization and Protections for Mobile Home Owners Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
May 3, 2021 CA AB 1278 Requires Public Universities to Include Information About Public Service Programs Online Bill Passed - House (54 - 9)
April 22, 2021 CA AB 122 Authorizes Bicyclists to Treat Stop Signs as Yield Signs Bill Passed - House (53 - 11)
April 22, 2021 CA AB 1200 Prohibits the Use of PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging Bill Passed - House (48 - 14)
April 22, 2021 CA SB 57 Establishes Safe Injection Sites Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
Feb. 25, 2021 CA AB 213 Extends One-Time Grant Payments to Recipients of SSI/SSP Benefits Bill Passed - House (56 - 18)
Feb. 16, 2021 CA SB 29 Authorizes the Continuation of Mail-In Ballots Bill Passed - House (55 - 15)
Jan. 28, 2021 CA SB 91 Extends the Eviction Moratorium and Provides Rental Assistance Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (71 - 1)
Jan. 28, 2021 CA SB 29 Authorizes the Continuation of Mail-In Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
Jan. 21, 2021 CA SB 87 Expands COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
Jan. 21, 2021 CA SB 93 Transfers Emergency COVID-19 Relief Funds for Childcare Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
Jan. 21, 2021 CA SB 85 Appropriates Funding for the State's Annual Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
Jan. 21, 2021 CA SB 86 Appropriates $6.5 Billion for In Person Learning Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 1)
Jan. 21, 2021 CA SB 88 Authorizes Distributing a $600 Payment to Low Income Residents Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 86 Appropriates Funding to Reopen Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 81 Extends Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 84 Establishes a New Paid Sick Leave Program Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 80 Authorizes Businesses to Deduct PPP Loans as Expenses on Their Taxes Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 88 Exempts Stimulus Payments from Garnishment Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 15, 2021 CA AB 82 Appropriates $400 million to Aid Day-Care Providers Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
Jan. 11, 2021 CA AR 7 Alleges that Donald Trump Should be Removed from Office Bill Passed - House (51 - 6)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/14 AB 128 Appropriates Funding for the 2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 18)
6/14 AB 128 Appropriates Funding for the 2021 State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
6/03 SB 2 Prohibits the Transfer of Police Officers to Other Departments Following Misconduct Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
6/03 SB 38 Requires the Beverage Industry to Create an Accessible Recycling and Redemption System Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
6/01 SB 245 Reduces the Cost of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
6/01 SB 519 Authorizes the Decriminalization of Psychedelic Drugs for Veterans Suffering from PTSD Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
5/20 AB 978 Establishes Rent Stabilization and Protections for Mobile Home Owners Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
5/03 AB 1278 Requires Public Universities to Include Information About Public Service Programs Online Bill Passed - House (54 - 9)
4/22 AB 122 Authorizes Bicyclists to Treat Stop Signs as Yield Signs Bill Passed - House (53 - 11)
4/22 AB 1200 Prohibits the Use of PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging Bill Passed - House (48 - 14)
4/22 SB 57 Establishes Safe Injection Sites Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
2/25 AB 213 Extends One-Time Grant Payments to Recipients of SSI/SSP Benefits Bill Passed - House (56 - 18)
2/16 SB 29 Authorizes the Continuation of Mail-In Ballots Bill Passed - House (55 - 15)
1/28 SB 91 Extends the Eviction Moratorium and Provides Rental Assistance Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (71 - 1)
1/28 SB 29 Authorizes the Continuation of Mail-In Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
1/21 SB 87 Expands COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
1/21 SB 93 Transfers Emergency COVID-19 Relief Funds for Childcare Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
1/21 SB 85 Appropriates Funding for the State's Annual Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
1/21 SB 86 Appropriates $6.5 Billion for In Person Learning Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 1)
1/21 SB 88 Authorizes Distributing a $600 Payment to Low Income Residents Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 2)
1/15 AB 86 Appropriates Funding to Reopen Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/15 AB 81 Extends Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/15 AB 84 Establishes a New Paid Sick Leave Program Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/15 AB 80 Authorizes Businesses to Deduct PPP Loans as Expenses on Their Taxes Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/15 AB 88 Exempts Stimulus Payments from Garnishment Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/15 AB 82 Appropriates $400 million to Aid Day-Care Providers Bill Passed - House (48 - 13)
1/11 AR 7 Alleges that Donald Trump Should be Removed from Office Bill Passed - House (51 - 6)

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