California State Senate
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4 Aanestad, Sam 42% - - + + + + NV - - - + -
33 Ackerman, Dick 8% - - - - - - - - - - + -
13 Alquist, Elaine 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
18 Ashburn, Roy 17% - - NV - + - - - - - + -
37 Battin, James 25% NV - - + + - - - - - + -
30 Calderon, Ron 75% + + + + - - + + + + NV +
22 Cedillo, Gilbert 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
14 Cogdill, Dave 17% - - NV - + - - - - - + -
10 Corbett, Ellen 91% + + + + - + + + + + EA +
34 Correa, Louis 58% - + + + - + + - - + + -
1 Cox, Dave 17% - - - + + - - - - - - -
12 Denham, Jeff 42% - - + + + - - - - - + +
40 Ducheny, Denise Moreno 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
31 Dutton, Bob 0% - - - - EA - NV - - NV - -
16 Florez, Dean 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
35 Harman, Tom 8% - - - - + - - - - - - -
36 Hollingsworth, Dennis 17% - - NV - + - - - - - + -
39 Kehoe, Christine 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
23 Kuehl, Sheila 83% + + + + - + + + - + + +
27 Lowenthal, Alan 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
5 Machado, Mike 50% NV + + NV - + NV - + + + -
15 Maldonado, Abel 50% - - + + - + NV - - + + +
29 Margett, Bob 17% - - NV NV + - - - - - + -
19 McClintock, Tom 33% - - + - + - - + - + - -
3 Migden, Carole 75% + + + + - - + + + + + -
32 Negrete McLeod, Gloria 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
28 Oropeza, Jenny 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
20 Padilla, Alex 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
9 Perata, Don 75% + + + + - + + - + + NV +
26 Ridley-Thomas, Mark 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
24 Romero, Gloria 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
17 Runner, George 8% - - - - + - - - - - NV -
21 Scott, Jack 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
11 Simitian, S. Joseph 83% + + + + - + + + NV + + +
6 Steinberg, Darrell 92% + + + + - + + + + + + +
7 Torlakson, Tom 83% + + NV + - + + + + + + +
25 Vincent, Edward 88% + + EA EA - + + + + EA EA +
2 Wiggins, Patrica 83% + + + + - + + + + + + -
38 Wyland, Mark 33% - - + + + - - - - - + -
8 Yee, Leland 75% + + + + - - + - + + + +
+ Vote in the public interest NV Not voting, counts against score
- Vote against the public interest EA Excused absence, does not count against score
Brief descriptions of the legislation included in the scorecard
AB 8 would have reformed California's healthcare system to help contain rising costs, expand
coverage, and better protect consumers in the health insurance market.
AB 1554 would have required health insurance companies to seek approval from the
Department of Managed Health Care before increasing insurance rates.
SB 840 would have established the California Healthcare System (CHS) to provide health
coverage to all Californians and remove the need for private insurers.
AB 1324 prohibits insurers from revoking payment for healthcare services after the fact.
SB 472 establishes a clear, standardized labeling system for prescription drug bottles.
SB 606 would have required drug companies to disclose the results of all clinical trials of the
prescription drugs they sell in California.
AB 1358 would have encouraged local governments to build roads that serve not only cars, but
also bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transportation.
AB 493 would have established the Clean Car Discount program, levying fees on the worst
gas-guzzling vehicles to provide rebates for fuel-efficient vehicles.
SB 79 cut $1.26 billion in funding from California’s public transit systems for 2007-08. The bill
also permanently reduced public transit funding by roughly $500 million a year by diverting 50
percent of the "spillover" fund to other state programs.
SB 98, as voted on in the Assembly, would have allowed some corporations in California to
claim more exemptions for their state sales taxes, despite the significant budget deficit.
SB 250 requires companies to redeem the cash value of any gift card worth $10 or less.
AB 1673 would have required companies offering mail-in rebates to advertise the pre-rebate
cost of the product or allow the customer to pay the advertised price for the product.
SB 854 creates a statewide program to enable college students to request a voter registration
card when they register online for classes.
SB 884 bans lobbyist gifts (over $10) to members of the California Coastal Commission.
AB 583 would have created a system of public financing for elections, to enable candidates to
run for state office without being tied to corporate contributors.
AB 1294 would have allowed any city or county to use ranked voting in local elections.
SB 832 would have required textbook publishers to include prices in all marketing materials.
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