2006 Legislative Report Card

Temecula Valley, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore Valley Chambers of Commerce Continue to Hold Elected Officials Accountable to Business Community

The 2006 Vote Record: The 32 Potential Laws Tracked by the Southwest California Business Community and How Senator Jim Battin, Senator Dennis Hollingsworth, Assemblymember John J. Benoit, Assemblymember Ray Haynes, and Assemblymember Russ Bogh Voted

The Southwest California Legislative Council (SWCLC), a business advocacy coalition of the Temecula Valley, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore Valley Chambers of Commerce, voted in early 2006 to track 32 potential laws (bills) that might impact Murrieta businesses. Each month, businesses reviewed and discussed the status of all 32 bills. Southwest California local legislators received letters communicating the business community’s positions on all 32 bills. The SWCLC lobbied during the 2006 legislative session for our legislators to OPPOSE 22 bills and SUPPORT 9 bills.

“We continued our effort to effectively represent the interests of Murrieta businesses with government,” stated Joan Sparkman, Chair of the SWCLC. “Our annual vote record highlights the work of the regional business community to protect the economic vitality of our valley and to hold our local legislators accountable to our business community,” Sparkman continued.

The SWCLC’s official positions on each of the 32 bills have been available online at www.SouthwestCaliforniaAdvocacy.biz including summaries and explanations of why the coalition opposed and supported each of the 32 bills.

To reach the “Percentage FOR pro-jobs legislation”, the SWCLC tallied the number of times our legislators voted for the SWCLC’s position and divided that total by the total number of bills in which each legislators voted.. A bill is not figured into the vote record percentage if a legislator, for whatever reason, did not vote on a bill or if the bill died before the legislator had an opportunity to vote.

Summary of Votes

FOR pro-jobs legislation AGAINST jobs legislation Percentage FOR pro-jobs legislation
Senator Jim Battin 13 votes 3 votes 81%
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth

14 votes

2 votes 88%
Assemblymember John Benoit

19 votes

4 votes 83%
Assemblymember Ray Haynes

14 votes

4 votes 78%
Assemblymember Russ Bogh

15 votes

4 votes 79%

 

Vote Record Detail

AB 1101 Oropeza (D)
Air Pollution: Diesel Magnet Sources

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 1209 Yee (D)
Workers’ Compensation: Microenterprise Development

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 1835 Lieber (D)
Minimum Wage

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 1847 Leslie (R)
Taxation: Tax Credit: Access to Disabled Individuals

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2015 Lieu (D)
South Coast Air Quality Management District: Members

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2024 Benoit (R)
Personal Services Contracting: School Districts

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2209 Pavley (D)
Unemployment Compensation Benefits: Trade Disputes

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2217 Villines (R)
Employment: Working Hours

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2218 Torrico (D)
Sales and Use Tax Exemption: Manufacturing Equipment

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2277 Villines (R)
Workplace Postings

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2281 Chan (D)
High Deductible Health Care Coverage

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2330 Arambula (D)
Office of Small Business Advocate

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: Support
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Support
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Support
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Support

AB 2344 Chu (D)
Underground Economy and Tax Gap Act

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2371 Levine (D)
Employment Arbitration Agreements

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2396 Calderon (D)
Metropolitan Water Districts

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

AB 2397 Calderon (D)
Metropolitan Water Districts: Service Contracts

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

AB 2492 Benoit (R)
Transportation Infrastructure Emergency

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Support

AB 2641 Coto (D)
Native American Human Remains

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Support
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Support
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Support
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Support

SB 1162 Cedillo (D)
Drivers License and Identification Cards

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

SB 1167 Maldonado (R)
Minimum Wage Increase

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1188 Florez (D)
Employment: Compensation

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1254 Ackerman (R)
Employee-Selected Flexible Work Schedule

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1274 Dunn (D)
Cartwright Act: Monopolies

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1311 Soto (D)
Liability Waivers

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

SB 1354 Dunn (D)
Political Reform Act of 1974: Corporate Contributions

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1368 Perata (D)
Electricity: Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

SB 1414 Migden (D)
Fair Share Health Care Act

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

SB 1429 Morrow (R)
Punitive Damages: Product Liability

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: n/a
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: n/a
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SB 1437 Kuehl (D)
School Instruction: Discriminatory Content

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

SB 1542 Migden (D)
Vehicles: Key Information Access

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Support
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Support
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Support
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Support

SB 1622 Escutia (D)
Healthy Families Program and Medi-Cal: Eligibility

SWCLC Position: Oppose
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: n/a
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: n/a
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: n/a

SJR 31 Lowenthal (D)
Clean Ports

SWCLC Position: Support
Senator Jim Battin: Oppose
Senator Dennis Hollingsworth: Oppose
Assemblymember John J. Benoit: Oppose
Assemblymember Ray Haynes: Oppose
Assemblymember Russ Bogh: Oppose

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