Judiciary Committee Membership, Voting Behavior and Personal Injury Lawyers' Campaign Contributions

The personal injury bar is active in California electoral politics, contributing more than $4 million to candidates for office in the 2007-08 election cycle. See how your legislators voted on civil justice reform bills before the Judiary Committees of the state Assembly and Senate. A complete description of each bill can be found below.

Assembly

Member

District

PIL/Plaintiffs' Lawyer Contribution (2007-08)

Class Action Reform

AB298

(2009)

Class Action Reform

AB1505

(2008) #

Civil Procedure Reform

AB1891

(2008)

Class Action Reform

AB1905

(2008)

ADA Reform

AB2533

(2008)

M. Feuer (Chairman)

42

$18,700

No n/a No No No

V. Tran

(Vice Chairman)

68

$0

Aye n/a n/a n/a Aye

A. Adams

59 $0 n/a n/a Aye Aye Aye
J. Brownley 41

$21,700

No n/a n/a n/a n/a
N. Evans 7

$12,500

No n/a No No No

M. Garrick*

74 $0 n/a n/a Aye Aye n/a
D. Jones 9

$98,300

No n/a No No No

R. Keene*

3 n/a n/a n/a Aye Aye Aye
S. Knight 36

$5,400

Aye n/a n/a n/a n/a
P. Krekorian 43

$13,300

No n/a No No n/a

J. Laird*

27 n/a n/a n/a No No No

L. Levine*

40 n/a n/a n/a No No No

S. Lieber*

22 n/a n/a n/a No No No
T. Lieu 53

$44,500

No n/a n/a n/a n/a
B. Monning 27

$43,900

No n/a n/a n/a n/a
J. Nielsen 2

$0

Aye n/a n/a n/a n/a

 * = Former members of Judiciary Committee (during 2007-08 session)

# = Bill was never seconded; did not get voted on by full committee

 

Senate

 

Member

District

PIL/Plaintiffs' Lawyer Contribution (2007-08)

Punitive Damage Reform

SB 423

(2008)

Class Action Reform

SB 1202

(2008)

ADA Reform

SB 1766

(2008)

E. Corbett

(Chairwoman)

10

$36,200

No

T. Harman

(Vice Chairman)

35

$0

Aye

D. Ackerman*

Aye

D. Florez

16 $23,300 n/a

S. Kuehl*

No
M. Leno 3

$49,900

n/a

D. Steinberg*

6 $118,300 No
M. Walters 33

$3,700

n/a

 

 * = Former members of Judiciary Committee (during 2007-08 session)

 

 

 

 

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