CALL TO ACTION: Bills heading to a floor vote this week!

CALL TO ACTION: Bills heading to a floor vote this week!

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CALL TO ACTION: Bills to a floor vote this week!

Twelve of our priority bills have passed all the required committee hearings in their house of origin and are heading to a floor vote! A floor vote means your representative will be voting on these bills this week. These bills must pass the first house by June 1, 2018, or they will be dead for this legislative session.

Call your Senator or Assemblymember and ask that they support these bills when they show up for a floor vote. June 1st is this Friday, so call today!

There’s no need to call the authors and co-authors!

It is especially important to call your representative if they voted against the bill in committee. We’ve included committee votes in the list below. We consider not voting (“No Vote Recorded”) to be as bad as, or worse than, a “No” vote. If your representative did vote against a bill, be clear when you call that you know and that you want a “Yes” vote on the floor. You could also ask why they voted against the bill.

Don’t assume that if a legislator voted for a bill in committee that they will vote the same way on the floor – the bill may have been amended since the committee vote in such a way that they no longer support it.

Here are some suggestions for personalizing your call, depending on your representative’s voting record in committee.

If your representative voted for the bill in a committee:

I would like to thank [Senator / Assemblymember] [Name] for their vote for [Bill Number] in the [Senate / Assembly] [Committee Name] and ask that they continue to support the bill when it reaches the [Senate / Assembly] floor by voting aye.

If your representative voted against, or did not vote for, the bill in a committee:

I notice that [Senator / Assemblymember] voted against [Bill Number] in the [Senate / Assembly] [Committee Name] but ask that they reconsider their vote and support the bill when it reaches the [Senate / Assembly] floorby voting aye

If the staffer says that the Senator/Assemblymember did not vote for the bill in committee you could say that not voting is an abdication of the legislator’s responsibilities and duties as an elected representative of their constituents.

So, look up your California Senator and Assemblymember on our website and start calling!

SENATE BILLS

SB 822 – Net Neutrality

Prohibits internet service providers from blocking, throttling, and prioritizing paid tiers of traffic if they use State-provided funding or infrastructure, like utility poles

Authors and co-authors

Wiener, Allen, Dodd, Hill, McGuire, Monning, Skinner, Leyva

Committee votes
  • Senate Judiciary
    • Ayes: Hertzberg, Jackson, Monning, Stern, Wieckowski
    • Noes: Anderson, Moorlach
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

SB 822 would show California’s leadership by crafting strong legislation to protect consumers and ensure that all Californians have access to a free and fair internet. Can I count on Senator [SENATOR NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

SB 834 – Offshore Drilling

Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission

Authors and co-authors

Jackson, Lara, McGuire, Allen, Stern, Wiener

Committee votes

  • Senate Natural Resources and Water
    • Ayes: Allen, Hertzberg, Jackson, McGuire, Monning, Stern
    • Noes: Stone, Vidak
    • No Vote Recorded: Hueso
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Bates

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 834, which bans development of infrastructure to support new offshore drilling. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 974 – Health4All

Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

Authors and co-authors

Lara, Beall, Bradford, De León, Galgiani, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hueso, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Skinner, Wiener

Committee votes

  • Senate Health
    • Ayes: Hernandez, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Newman, Pan
    • Noes: Nguyen, Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Roth
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 974, which would extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1100 – Age and Quantity Limit for Gun Purchases

Raises age to 21 for buying a gun and prohibits anyone from buying more than one gun per month

Authors and co-authors

Portantino, Wiener, Skinner

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Wiener
    • Noes: Anderson, Stone
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Nielsen
    • No Vote Recorded: Bates

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 1100, which would set a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases & prevent more than one gun purchase in a 30 day period. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1186 – Police Surveillance

Requires law enforcement agencies to develop and publicise a proposed Surveillance Use Policy for the use of each type of surveillance technology

Authors and co-authors

Hill

Committee votes

  • Senate Judiciary
    • Ayes: Hertzberg, Jackson, Monning, Wieckowski
    • Noes: Anderson, Moorlach
    • No Vote Recorded: Stern
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Senator to support SB 1186 that would require law enforcement to get permission and hold open hearings anytime they wanted to acquire surveillance equipment. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1421 – Police Misconduct Disclosure

Permits public disclosure of records of police officers using firearms or other weapons, or involved sexual assault

Authors and co-authors

Skinner, Lara, Mitchell, Bradford, Glazer, Hill, Moorlach, Wieckowski

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Wiener
    • Noes: Anderson, Stone
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Wiener
    • Noes: Bates, Nielsen

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Senator to support SB 1421 that will honor the public’s right to know about confirmed officer misconduct and serious uses of force. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

SB 1449 – Rape kits

Requires testing of rape kits

Authors and co-authors

Leyva

Committee votes

  • Senate Public Safety
    • Ayes: Bradford, Jackson, Mitchell, Skinner, Stone, Wiener
    • Noes: {None}
    • No Vote Recorded: Anderson
  • Senate Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bates, Beall, Bradford, Hill, Lara, Nielsen, Wiener
    • Noes: {None}

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of SB 1449, which would require that the hundreds of untested rape kits in this state are finally tested. Can I count on Senator to vote YES on this bill?

ASSEMBLY BILLS

AB 1793 – Clear Marijuana Convictions

Allows automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction

Authors and co-authors

Bonta, Gonzalez Fletcher, Quirk

Committee votes

  • Assembly Public Safety
    • Ayes: Carrillo, Gonzalez Fletcher, Jones-Sawyer, Kiley, Quirk, Santiago
    • Noes: {None}
    • No Vote Recorded: Lackey
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
    • No Vote Recorded: Brough, Calderon

Call script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 1793, which would automatically expunge prior cannabis convictions. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

AB 1775 – Offshore Drilling

Prohibits the development of new oil pipelines and other infrastructure in coastal waters controlled by the California State Lands Commission

Authors and co-authors

Muratsuchi, Limón

Committee votes

  • Assembly Natural Resources
  • Ayes: Bloom, Chau, Eggman, Limón, McCarty, Muratsuchi, Mark Stone
  • Noes: Acosta, Flora, Melendez
  • Assembly Appropriations
    • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
    • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
    • No Vote Recorded: Brough
  • Call script

    Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN. I am calling in support of AB 1775, which bans offshore drilling. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

    AB 2965 – Health4All

    Extends Medi-Cal to all those eligible, regardless of immigration status

    Authors and co-authors

    Arambula, Thurmond, Burke, Carrillo, Chiu, Friedman, Gonzalez Fletcher, Wood

    Committee votes

    • Assembly Health
      • Ayes: Aguiar-Curry, Bonta, Burke, Carrillo, Limón, McCarty, Nazarian, Rodriguez, Santiago, Thurmond, Wood
      • Noes: Bigelow, Flora, Mayes, Waldron
    • Assembly Appropriations
      • Ayes: Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
      • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Obernolte
      • No Vote Recorded: Brough

    Call script

    Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 2965, which would extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants. Can I count on Assemblymember to vote YES on this bill?

    AB 3118 – Rape Kits

    Requires statewide audit of existing rape kit backlog

    Authors and co-authors

    Chiu, Gonzalez Fletcher, Lackey, Rodriguez, and Mullin

    Committee votes

    • Assembly Public Safety
      • Ayes: Carrillo, Gonzalez Fletcher, Jones-Sawyer, Kiley, Lackey, Quirk, Santiago
      • Noes: {None}

    • Assembly Appropriations
      • Ayes: Bigelow, Bloom, Bonta, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Fong, Friedman, Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Obernolte, Quirk, Reyes
      • Noes: {None}
      • No Vote Recorded: Brough

    Call script

    Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling in support of AB 3118, which would require all law enforcement agencies to audit all sexual assault evidence kits and report the findings to the Department of Justice. Can I count on Assemblymember [NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

    AB 3131 – Police Demilitarization

    Requires police and sheriffs to hold open public hearings and transparency reporting when acquiring military-grade equipment.

    Authors and co-authors

    Gloria, Chiu

    Committee votes

    • Assembly Public Safety
      • Ayes: Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer, Kamlager-Dove, Quirk, Santiago
      • Noes: Kiley, Lackey
    • Assembly Appropriations
      • Ayes: Bloom, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Eggman, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gonzalez Fletcher, Nazarian, Quirk, Reyes
      • Noes: Bigelow, Fong, Gallagher, Mathis, Obernolte
      • No Vote Recorded: Bonta

    Call script

    Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask Assemblymember to support AB 3131 that would require law enforcement to get permission and hold open hearings anytime they wanted to cquire military equipment. Can I count on Assemblymember [NAME] to vote YES on this bill?

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