(November 12, 2013) The California Chamber of Commerce has released a report of California legislators’ floor votes for the first year of the 2013-14 legislative session, focusing on priority bills to the state’s business community.
This is the 39th vote record the CalChamber has compiled. The CalChamber publishes this report in response to numerous requests by member firms and local chambers of commerce that would like a gauge by which to measure the performance their legislators.
To help readers assess legislators’ vote records, the charts group bills into five areas: civil litigation, economic development, environmental regulation, health insurance costs, and labor and employment mandates.
Most bills in this report cover major business issues that are of great concern to both small and large companies. This vote record covers 14 votes in the Senate and 14 votes in the Assembly.
2013 Vote Record
The CalChamber recognizes that there are many bills supported or opposed by business that are not included in this vote record and analysis.
The vote record also includes a list showing how often legislators voted in accord with the CalChamber position on legislation.
No vote record can tell the entire story of a legislator’s attitude and actions on issues of importance to business.
Each year, legislators cast thousands of votes on thousands of proposed laws. To fully evaluate your legislative representative, consult the legislative journals and examine your legislator’s votes in committee and on floor issues. You can view these via links at www.calchambervotes.com.