Tom Umberg

State senate

Chair of Judiciary Committee

D
District

SD-34

Party

democrat

Score
61
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.

No Vote
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.

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.

Support
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.

No Vote
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.

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.

No Vote
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.

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.

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.

Oppose
committee_votes 2020
  • housing

SB1190

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

No Vote
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.

Support
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.

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.

Oppose
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

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

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • voting-rights

SB72

Expands Election Day registration to every voting site

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB310

Allows formerly incarcerated people to serve on juries

No Vote
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
  • environmental-protection

SB307

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

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
  • 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
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB25

Allows select development projects to skirt environmental review

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

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

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

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • immigration

SB29

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

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB551

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

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

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

No Vote
committee_votes 2019
  • immigration

AB1753

Requires immigration advisers to be lawyers or federally licensed consultants

No Vote
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1360

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

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

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
  • 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

No Vote
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

No Vote
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
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
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
  • 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

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
  • housing

AB68

Permits construction of two ADUs on same property

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

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

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

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
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $106,345
Oil & Gas $35,420
Cops $58,599
Health Insurance $5,500

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
59
Equality CA
89
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
50
United Domestic Workers
89
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
93
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
95
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
78
California Environmental Voters
55

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