Steve Bradford

State senate

Chair of Public Safety Committee

B
District

SD-35

Party

democrat

Score
89
Contact

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.

Support
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB95

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Support
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.

Support
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.

No Vote
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health

SB410

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

Support
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

SB47

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

Oppose
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.

Support
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice
  • voting-rights
  • workers-rights

AB616

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

Support
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.

Support
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.

Support
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.

Support
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.

Support
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

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

No Vote
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB62

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

Support
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.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice

SB710

Requires a District Attorney or Attorney General to recuse themselves from decisions relating to potential criminal conduct by law enforcement if the official has a conflict of interest.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB48

Prohibits the use of injurious and life-threatening projectiles or chemical agents by law enforcement agencies when dispersing protests.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1346

Mandates the adoption of cost-effective and technologically feasible technology to prohibit engine exhaust from certain new off-road engines.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

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

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1399

Expands protections for garment industry workers.

Support
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.

No Vote
committee_votes 2020
  • consumer-protection

AB326

Allows personally owned motorized carrying devices (for groceries, etc.) to be used on city sidewalks.

No Vote
committee_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB2847

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

Support
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.

Support
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
  • 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.

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • immigration

SB429

Repeals California's status as a sanctuary state

No Vote
committee_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB386

Undermines environmental protections by incentivizing dam building and easing requirements for wind and solar energy

Support
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

Support
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

Support
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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Support
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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB551

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

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

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • education

AB376

Protects student loan borrowers from unscrupulous practices and strengthens loan provider oversight

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

AB516

Bans local authorities from towing vehicles due to excessive unpaid tickets, lapsed registration or 72-hour immobility

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1366

Eliminates critical oversight of telecom companies

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB378

Guarantees collective bargaining power to early child care providers for state-subsidized families

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB731

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1507

Grants local districts more leeway in evaluating charter school applications

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

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

Support
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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB460

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB844

Funds the Water Resources Control Board to ensure public access to clean water

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB845

Funds the Water Resources Control Board to ensure public access to clean water

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • housing

SB818

Protects homeowners from avoidable foreclosures

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1393

Restores the court’s ability to decrease sentence enhancements for prior convictions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

SB1021

Caps co-pays for prescription drug costs

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB1100

Raises the minimum age to purchase a long-gun to 21 years old

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1392

Repeals California’s one-year sentencing enhancements for prior jail terms

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1038

Ensures that individuals are accountable for workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB1121

Protects consumers’ medical data from cybersecurity breaches

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1421

Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB822

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB834

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • immigration

SB974

Extends Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults regardless of immigration status

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB1186

Requires public debate prior to law enforcement’s acquisition of surveillance technology

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1300

Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1392

Repeals California’s one-year sentencing enhancements for prior jail terms

Support
committee_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB931

Prohibits law enforcement from using deadly force if there are alternatives available

Support
committee_votes 2018
  • housing

AB354

Provides transparency in what homes corporations invest in, blocking aspiring homeowners

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB595

Expands government oversight of health plan mergers to protect consumers

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • workers-rights

AB2888

Expands the groups of people who can seek a firearm restraining order

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB748

Mandates that law enforcement publicly provide recordings of lethal force incidents

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • immigration

AB638

Requires immigration consultants to be state- or federally-authorized

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB7

Outlaws open carry in more public spaces

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB199

Provides fair pay to construction workers

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration
  • workers-rights

AB450

Protects immigrants from deportation at their work sites

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB859

Helps provide justice for abused senior citizens

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

AB890

Mandates all new developments undergo environmental review

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

AB1008

Helps the formerly incarcerated gain employment

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • education

AB1217

Creates a state-run charter school for a billionaire donor

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB1308

Provides consideration of release for more young adults

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1397

Creates more accurate inventory of land available for housing

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB1461

Requires meal subscription companies to meet health standards

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1505

Requires new housing to have more affordable units

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB1565

Provides overtime pay to more workers

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB1701

Allows workers to be paid while complaints are being handled

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB30

Bars CA from contracting companies that help build border wall

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection

SB49

Revives federal environmental protections by enacting them as California law

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • housing

SB166

Requires cities to provide housing sites for all income levels

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB180

Reforms War on Drugs-era sentence enhancements

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health
  • lgbtq-rights

SB239

Eliminates criminalization of those with HIV

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB258

Requires the disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB345

Mandates that police publicly publish their policies

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB464

Enhances security measures to fight gun theft

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB538

Reduces health care costs

Oppose
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB562

Health care for all California residents

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB705

Prohibits food vendors from using styrofoam

No Vote
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB790

Helps stop Big Pharma from paying off doctors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $141,750
Oil & Gas $161,366
Cops $56,600
Health Insurance $32,300

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
100
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
63
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
85
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
99
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
85
California Environmental Voters
67

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