AB 559 -

Civil actions: costs. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 31, 2011.

voted YES: 22 voted NO: 16
2 voted present/not voting

AB 559 — 2011-2012 Legislature

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Title
Author(s)
Sandre Swanson
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Civil actions: costs
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/16/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary4/12/2011
    Passed Assembly5/26/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary6/14/2011
    Passed Senate8/31/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/07/2011
    Vetoed by Governor9/26/2011
    Vetoed by Governor9/26/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.4/12/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
    7 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 559 SWANSON Assembly Third Reading5/26/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    47 voted YES 26 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.6/14/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB559 Swanson By Evans8/31/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    22 voted YES 16 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/16/2011
    2/16/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/17/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.
    3/03/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    3/22/2011In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    4/04/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.
    4/05/2011Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    4/12/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (April 12).
    select this voteVote4/12/2011Do pass.
    4/13/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/26/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 47. Noes 26. Page 1549.)
    5/26/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/26/2011AB 559 SWANSON Assembly Third Reading
    6/02/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/14/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 2.) (June 14).
    select this voteVote6/14/2011Do pass.
    6/15/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/31/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 16. Page 2207.).
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/31/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB559 Swanson By Evans
    9/01/2011In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
    9/07/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
    Vetoed9/26/2011Vetoed by Governor.

    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    opposed this bill

    Chambers of commerce [About]
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    Average given to Senators who voted:
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    24 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    : Assembly 3rd Reading AB559 Swanson By Evans

    24 organizations supported this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Amalgamated Transit Union
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Employment Lawyers Association
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Official Court Reporters Association
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Church State Council
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Consumer Attorneys of California
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Disability Rights California
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Engineers and Scientists of California
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Equal Rights Advocates
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    IFPTE Local 21
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Labor Project for Working Families
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Laborers' International Union of North America
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Law Office Of Mary-alice Coleman
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Law Offices of Victor L. George
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    UNITE HERE!
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Utility Workers Union of America Local 132
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Western Center on Law and Poverty
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    California Chamber of Commerce
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 15). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 29, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Civil Justice Association of California
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 15). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 29, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$6,000$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$24,550$8,200
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$18,800$11,300
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$22,300$6,400
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$22,034$7,400
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$66,088$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$41,950$4,000
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$81,223$100
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$94,912$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$6,250$2,150
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$8,418$4,950
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$87,006$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$11,300$2,500
    Ted GainesRCA-1$5,875$1,500
    Loni HancockDCA-9$85,085$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$22,198$3,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$45,859$3,000
    Bob HuffRCA-29$18,312$15,100
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$14,900$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,273$2,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$98,575$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$291,142$4,000
    Carol LiuDCA-21$41,075$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$-3,000$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$21,400$3,275
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$59,199$3,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$193,970$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$33,372$3,300
    Michael RubioDCA-16$52,940$8,800
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,200$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$15,400$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$103,300$500
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,700$4,500
    Juan VargasDCA-40$38,650$4,900
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$33,625$3,500
    Lois WolkDCA-5$23,850$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$49,150$7,627
    Mark WylandRCA-38$10,500$1,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$27,050$4,000

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$6,000$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$24,550$8,200
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$18,800$11,300
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$22,300$6,400
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$22,034$7,400
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$66,088$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$41,950$4,000
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$81,223$100
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$94,912$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$6,250$2,150
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$8,418$4,950
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$87,006$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$11,300$2,500
    Ted GainesRCA-1$5,875$1,500
    Loni HancockDCA-9$85,085$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$22,198$3,000
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$45,859$3,000
    Bob HuffRCA-29$18,312$15,100
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$14,900$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,273$2,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$98,575$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$291,142$4,000
    Carol LiuDCA-21$41,075$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$-3,000$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$21,400$3,275
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$59,199$3,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$193,970$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$33,372$3,300
    Michael RubioDCA-16$52,940$8,800
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,200$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$15,400$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$103,300$500
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,700$4,500
    Juan VargasDCA-40$38,650$4,900
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$33,625$3,500
    Lois WolkDCA-5$23,850$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$49,150$7,627
    Mark WylandRCA-38$10,500$1,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$27,050$4,000

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$1,268,680
    Other unions$205,650
    Teamsters unions$91,000
    Labor unions$72,150
    Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$54,950
    Transportation unions$47,900
    Welfare & social work$34,500
    Women's issues$24,600
    Minority & ethnic groups$14,000
    Energy-related unions (non-mining)$0
    Food service & related unions$0
    Lawyers & lobbyists$0
    Manufacturing unions$0
    Civil service & government unions$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Chambers of commerce$88,900
    Pro-business organizations$31,102
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