Melissa Hurtado

State senate

Chair of Human Services Committee

F
District

SD-14

Party

democrat

Score
20
Contact

Despite being a member of the Assembly’s Problem Solvers Caucus, it’s hard to deny Hurtado causes more problems than she fixes. Consistently among the lowest scoring Democrats in all of Sacramento, she outdid herself this year, scoring just a 15, a range of the F-grade usually occupied by only Republicans.

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB91

Temporarily extended California’s state-wide eviction protections to all covered tenants until July 1, 2021.

Excused
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Excused
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB95

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Excused
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

SB447

Allows courts to award damages for a deceased person’s non-economic damages of pain, suffering, or disfigurement to the deceased person’s estate.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • health

SB410

Increases health and safety protections by exempting certain OSHA requirements from cumbersome regulatory review.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

SB2

Prohibits someone convicted of certain felonies from regaining peace officer employment based on a court vacating, withdrawing or expunging the conviction, unless the court finds them innocent of the crime.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

SB47

Significantly raises the amount of money state oil regulators can spend to clean up old, leaky wells.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB213

Broadens the range of injuries for which certain hospital workers are presumed entitled to claim Workers Compensation damages to include COVID-19, PTSD, and certain other diseases.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice
  • voting-rights
  • workers-rights

AB616

Enfranchises farmworkers by giving them more ways to vote in union elections.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB26

Ensures all law enforcement agencies require officers present during an excessive use-of-force incident to intervene and report the offending officer.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • housing

AB838

Requires a city or county that receives a complaint of a substandard building or a lead hazard violation to inspect the building and document the violations.

No Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • education

AB1550

Protects bargaining rights by allowing faculty to remain eligible for union representation if their positions are hierarchically reorganized.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • education
  • workers-rights

AB438

Guarantees permanent school employees and certificated employees the same rights in regard to layoffs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB701

Requires specified employers to provide distribution center employees with written performance quotas and adverse employment action that will result from failure to meet them.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • political-accountability

AB339

Requires city councils and county boards of supervisors of cities of a certain size to expand digital access for public meetings.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB481

Requires law enforcement agencies to receive approval from their governing bodies before acquiring military equipment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB81

Provides guidelines to judges on the use of sentence enhancements, which have been disproportionately applied to people of color and those suffering from mental illness.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

Codifies California’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

SB357

Repeals “loitering for purpose of prostitution” law, which results in profiling and harassment of sex workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB62

Requires an hourly minimum wage for garment workers by banning piece rate pay.

Oppose
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Oppose
committee_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB37

Sets taxes on corporations with net income of $10M+ so that those with exorbitant CEO:employee salary ratios pay more.

No Vote
committee_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

Establishes the California Tax Expenditure Review Board as an independent advisory body.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

Establishes the California Tax Expenditure Review Board as an independent advisory body.

No Vote
committee_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Oppose
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1399

Expands protections for garment industry workers.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB977

Expands the Attorney General’s ability to prohibit certain transactions by healthcare systems that hurt consumers by limiting competition.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Oppose
floor_votes 2020
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB2847

Strengthens gun laws by enhancing micro-stamping requirements for unsafe guns.

Oppose
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2114

Provides a procedure for UC medical employees to challenge termination of employment.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

Sets goals to reduce waste from single-use packaging and products.

Oppose
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

No Vote
committee_votes 2019
  • education

SCA5

Lowers threshold for parcel tax approval to 55%

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB343

Removes the Kaiser Permanente loophole in state financial disclosure laws

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB336

Requires automated transit vehicles to maintain a trained employee on board

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB142

Requires employers to provide lactation rooms and reasonable break time for lactation needs

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB307

Overrides federal order to waive state level environmental review of Cadiz Water Project

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB25

Allows select development projects to skirt environmental review

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB621

Creates environmental review loopholes and lowers requirements for affordable housing construction

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • immigration

SB29

Expands Medi-Cal to all residents, regardless of immigration status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB551

Mandates development of plans for decommissioning, cleanup and remediation of abandoned wells

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

Forces debt collectors to leave final $1,724 in a bank account

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Oppose
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Oppose
committee_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1353

Shortens length of probationary period for unclassified employees from 1 year to 6 months

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB731

Requires same rate review practice for large-group health insurance plans as smaller ones

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

Prohibits employers from forcing job candidates to waive legal rights in favor of forced arbitration

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1507

Grants local districts more leeway in evaluating charter school applications

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB68

Permits construction of two ADUs on same property

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

Grants unemployment benefits for workers during first 3 weeks of a strike

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

ACA14

Forces UC system to reduce contracted services in order to increase percent of union workers on their payroll

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Oppose

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $51,100
Oil & Gas $32,550
Cops $12,196
Health Insurance $16,800

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
57
Equality CA
100
Health Access
96
Planned Parenthood
80
Sierra Club
38
United Domestic Workers
88
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
76
NARAL
72
California Food and Farming Network
88
Dream Alliance
79
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
71
California Environmental Voters
39

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