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SF's Legislative Batting Averages

Scott Lucas | September 6, 2012 | Story Politics

Regulating nail polish. Easing up on Asian noodles. Authorizing scattering containers for cremations. It must be the end of another rollicking legislative session in Sacramento. We took a look at San Francisco’s elected officials to see how the new potential state laws are stacking up and compiled a batting average for each politician, ranking them in order.

The deadline for bills to pass both the California State Assembly and Senate was last Friday, resulting in a flurry of activity before the Labor Day weekend. Any bill that both chambers passed now goes to Governor Jerry Brown, who has until the end of September to either sign or veto them.

Take a look at how your rep stacks up. And watch how you label your nail polish.

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-13)

Bills introduced: 15

Bills to the governor: 11

Batting average: 0.733


AB 1081, which would require local officials not to hold people on federal immigration holds, unless they have been convicted of or charged with a serious or violent felony.

AB 1270, which would allow journalists to request interviews with specific prisoners.

AB 1856, which would include training in LGBT issues among the requirements for foster parents and group home administrators.

Senator Mark Leno (D-3)

Bills introduced: 21

Bills to the Governor: 13

Batting average: 0.619


SB 900, the anti-foreclosure legislation spearheaded by Attorney General Kamala Harris.

SB 1116, which would make it easier for the state to make small business loans.

SB 1140, which would confirm that members of the clergy would not be required to officiate marriage ceremonies that violated their faith.

SB 1434, which would prohibit law enforcement from tracking electronic devices without a warrant, in most cases.

Senator Leland Yee (D-8)

Bills introduced: 20

Bills to the governor: 13

Batting average: 0.650


SB 977, which would double the fine for misbranding nail polish to $2,000.

SB 1349, which would prohibit college and universities from requiring their students to disclose their social media activity.

SB 1465, which would ease the regulations on Asian rice-based noodles.

Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-12)

Bills introduced: 19

Bills to the governor: 11

Batting average: 0.579


AB 1777, which would authorize the use of a “scattering container” for dispersing cremated remains.

AB 1925, which would limit the amount that landlords offer to tenants as compensation in cases where tenants have to move temporarily.

AB 2200, which would suspend the carpool lane on Interstate 80.

For you political junkies, we included all AB and SBs introduced in 2012—whether technical or substantive—but excluded budget vehicles and non-binding resolutions. You can find the California Legislative Information site found here.


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