Sydney Kamlager

State senate

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District

SD-30

Party

democrat

Score
100
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Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB84

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.

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
  • 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.

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
  • 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.

Support
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 2020

AB1145

Creates the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to strengthen requirements for mandatory reporters who hold a reasonable suspicion of child abuse.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB345

Establishes a minimum distance between oil and gas production and schools, playgrounds, residences and hospitals.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • voting-rights

AB646

Allows a person on parole to preregister to vote, register to vote, and vote.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • racial-justice
  • voting-rights

ACA5

Sends affirmative action to voters as a ballot measure.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • economic-justice
  • racial-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2147

Allows former inmates who served on fire crews while incarcerated to pursue career in firefighting.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB2342

Gives people on parole greater ability to reduce the length of their parole through good behavior.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health

AB2037

Forces hospitals to give communities more notice of closures of healthcare facilities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB3030

Sets environmental and oceanic preservation goals for the state to achieve by 2030.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB1947

Extends the statute of limitations to file certain workplace complaints with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB2999

Guarantees employees 10 days of unpaid bereavement leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

AB2501

Protects homeowners and renters from foreclosure and eviction due to COVID-related circumstances.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB315

Creates the COVID-19 Alternative Adjudication Program to allow prior charges to be dismissed for good behavior.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB973

Requires employers to file an annual equal pay report.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

SB1190

Authorizes tenants to terminate leases without penalty because they or a family member were the victim of a crime.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB2542

Prohibits racial discrimination in prosecutions and creates a process for criminal defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

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
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

No Vote
floor_votes 2020

SB1175

Animals: prohibitions on importation and possession of wild animals: live animal markets.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

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

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

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

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

SB54

Requires all single-use packaging sold in California be recyclable or compostable by 2030.

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

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

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
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1505

Empowers local districts to evaluate charter school applications based on economic impact criteria

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
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

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

No Vote
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
  • environmental-protection

AB1328

Strengthens emissions reporting requirements and transparency on environmental impact of abandoned wells

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1360

Strengthens food safety training requirements and mandates employer-provided insurance for delivery drivers

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB362

Allows state to contract safe-injection site operators in the Bay Area

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB403

Lengthens statute of limitations for filing workplace retaliation claims from 6 months to 3 years

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • health

AB45

Prohibits the state from charging inmates an administrative fee for a medical visit

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB936

Strengthens transparency around nonfloating oil transport and creates contingency plans to prepare for spillage

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1279

Encourages affordable housing production in “high-resource” areas that show patterns of exclusion

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1366

Eliminates critical oversight of telecom companies

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
  • criminal-justice
  • education

AB901

Decriminalizes truancy and limits power of probation departments over youths not charged with crimes

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB1611

Requires insurance providers to charge same out-of-pocket costs for emergency care whether in plan or not

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Oppose
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
  • political-accountability

ACA8

Lowers voting age to 17

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
  • racial-justice

ACA6

Restores voting rights for people on parole

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB310

Allows formerly incarcerated people to serve on juries

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
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

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

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
  • 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
  • housing

AB1487

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB218

Establishes penalties for claims that arise under Fair Housing and Employment Act

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

AB2888

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

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • lgbtq-rights

AB2119

Ensures gender nonconforming youth have access to gender-affirming treatment

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
  • environmental-protection

AB1775

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • immigration

AB2965

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3080

Prohibits employers from requiring workers to sign forced arbitration agreements

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB1793

Creates a process to erase prior non-violent cannabis convictions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2293

Prohibits state boards from using nonviolent criminal records to deny professional licenses

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • housing

AB2364

Prevents landlords from needlessly evicting tenants

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

AB2500

Protects consumers from predatory lenders by capping interest rates

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3081

Protects employees from being fired for being a victim of harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB186

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

SB1152

Prohibits hospitals from discharging unhoused patients into unsafe conditions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB1177

Prohibits a person from purchasing more than one long gun per month

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB834

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB100

Sets a goal of 100% clean energy in California by 2045

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB1100

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

AB1775

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1437

Protects people from being unfairly sentenced for murders they didn’t commit

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB64

Requires state agencies to identify ways to reduce air pollution

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3081

Protects employees from being fired for being a victim of harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1300

Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB439

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

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
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1393

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1421

Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB244

Protects personal data from being used to deport Californians

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB460

Reinstates net neutrality in California

No Vote
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

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

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

No Vote
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 $91,300
Oil & Gas $42,500
Cops $10,400
Health Insurance $12,400

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
100
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
100
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
95
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
100
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
97
California Environmental Voters
100

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