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
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 26, 2011.

voted YES: 47 voted NO: 26
7 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
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 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
    select this voteSenateAssembly 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.
    currently selectedAssembly 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.).
    select this voteSenate 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.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from Welfare & social work, which…

    supported this bill

    Welfare & social work$28,175
    $28,175

    24 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    : AB 559 SWANSON Assembly Third Reading

    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.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from Welfare & social work interest groups, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$0$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$3,000$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$0$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$1,000$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$0$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$1,000$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$0$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$0$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$1,000$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$0$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$0$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$0$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$1,000$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$0$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$0$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$1,000$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$2,000$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$0$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$1,000$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$0$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$0$0
    John PerezDCA-46$6,400$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$1,000$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$0$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$0$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$2,000$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$7,775$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$3,100$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$23,148$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$106,625$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$38,474$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$26,200$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$111,350$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$14,250$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$86,000$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$46,900$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$20,450$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$44,700$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$27,600$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$281,784$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$29,400$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$11,310$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$10,050$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$54,850$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,075$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$41,884$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$5,200$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$68,050$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$96,153$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$43,263$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$6,600$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$14,500$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$11,800$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$22,200$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$4,600$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$24,550$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$60,055$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$23,100$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$2,000$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$27,500$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$6,065$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$18,300$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$6,850$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$5,380$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$18,764$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$85,413$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$10,150$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$9,500$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$12,325$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$14,125$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$39,800$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$27,400$0
    John PerezDCA-46$224,600$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$12,400$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$37,750$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$17,948$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$6,875$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$91,050$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$28,100$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$27,345$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$1,301,141
    Other unions$359,200
    Teamsters unions$118,495
    Labor unions$107,250
    Transportation unions$87,299
    Women's issues$39,700
    Minority & ethnic groups$31,600
    Welfare & social work$28,175
    Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$24,000
    Lawyers & lobbyists$0
    Civil service & government unions$0
    Energy-related unions (non-mining)$0
    Manufacturing unions$0
    Food service & related unions$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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