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Legislative Report Card

2017 Legislative Report Card


Assembly Votes - Alphabetical
Senate Votes - Alphabetical

Assembly Votes - Percentage
Senate Votes - Percentage

All Inclusive Report Card

 


How The Report Card Works

ACEC California monitors and tracks all state legislation, and at the end of each legislative session a report card is developed and made public. Such a report allows our members to clearly see where their elected officials stand on issues important to the engineering and land surveying industry, and helps us hold our state representatives accountable.


To calculate the percentages shown on the report card, the final Floor votes of 11 bills voted on in the Assembly and 10 bills voted on in the Senate were used. It is important to remember that while this report card is a collection of ACEC California’s highest priority bills, it is only a snapshot of the thousands of votes that take place over the course of the year. One unfavorable vote drops one’s “grade” significantly. Furthermore, it takes great courage to stand up and vote counter to one’s party leadership. In many cases, the member who does that is more valuable to our legislative advocacy efforts than the member with a higher percentage rating.


Each legislative session brings a new and different set of circumstances that must be acknowledged and recognized as one reviews the votes of these bills. Factors that come into play in shaping the report card include such things as the political dynamic and party make-up of the legislature, strategies related to ACEC California sponsored legislation, and large-scale statewide policy issues.


Please note: If a legislator has no vote recorded (NVR) on a bill ACEC California opposed, the vote is considered favorable (and therefore an oppose or No vote). If a legislator has no vote recorded on a bill ACEC California supported, the vote is considered also unfavorable (and therefore an oppose or No vote).


If you have any questions or comments relating to this voting record, please contact ACEC California Director of Government Affairs, Kelly Garman, at (916) 340-6306 or via email at kgarman@acec-ca.org.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Final Status Definitions

 
Enrolled: Whenever a bill passes both Houses of the Legislature, it is ordered enrolled. Upon enrollment, the bill is again proofread for accuracy and then delivered to the Governor.


Chaptered: After a bill has been signed by the Governor, the Secretary of State assigns the bill a "Chapter Number" such as "Chapter 123, Statutes of 1998," which subsequently may be used to refer to the measure.


Two-year: The author takes the bill out of consideration during the first year of a regular session with the intent of taking it up again during the second year. If so the bill is taken up in January where it left off the previous year.


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