Legwatch 2013-14

 

Ted Gaines Senate District 1, Republican


  

Ted Gaines

Term limit: 2020

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Personal data

Capitol office
Room3070
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 61-4001
Fax: (916) 651-4901

Committees:
Senate Floor

District voter registration
Democrat: 33%
Republican: 47%
Other: 20%

District makeup
Northeast district boarding Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east, stretching halfway down the state to encompass the counties of Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, El Dorado (including South Lake Tahoe), Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, and Mono; an eastern portion (20%) of Nevada County encompassing Truckee; an eastern portion (38%) of Placer County ecompassing the communities of Tahoe City, Colfax, Auburn, Granite Bay, and Roseville; a portion (28%) of Sacramento County east of the city of Sacramento encompassing the suburban communitites of Folsom, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, North Highlands, Arden-Arcade, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Elk Grove, Laguna and Wilton.

Source: California Target Book

  


Manufacturers in this district


Bio

 
Ted Gaines biography:
Ted Gaines is a small business owner who has operated a successful insurance business for more than 30 years. He began working side by side with his father right out of college and continues to grow Gaines Insurance with his wife and one of his daughters, who are also part of the firm.

Ted understands that small businesses are the key to a thriving California and a healthy middle class, and is constantly fighting to make California a better place to do business.

He has received an "A" grade from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association for five consecutive years and also received a 100 percent score on the California Taxpayers Association’s 2011 Voting Record. In addition, he obtained a perfect "Job Creator" rating from the California Chamber of Commerce and has consistently appeared on the California Small Business Association's honor roll, demonstrating his strong advocacy for taxpayer-friendly measures.

During his first year in the State Senate (2011), Ted achieved two legislative victories with Senate Bills 593 and 751 becoming law, creating greater sunshine and accountability in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Ted represented the 4th Assembly District from 2006 to 2011, where he authored fiscally conservative legislation to cap the state's spending and set aside money into a rainy-day reserve fund.

Known as one of the most accessible public servants, Ted has hit the road throughout the expansive first senate district by annually holding more than 50 town halls, community meetings and various district outreach events.

Ted is a long-time, active member of Bayside Church in addition to numerous other community and professional service activities. As a life-long, avid snow skier, Ted has worked for years on the effort to bring the Winter Olympic Games back to the Sierra.

Ted has been married to his beautiful wife Beth since 1985. They live in Rocklin and are blessed with six children together.

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Manufacturers' legislative scorecard
Gaines's :
2011-12: 92% (22-2) 2009-10: 91% (10-1) 2007-08: 94% (31-2)OVERALL: 93% (63-5)
  VOTE  Indicates vote for manufacturers' interests or an Abstain vote
Gaines's
votes
2013 votes
AB 10 - Minimum wage
NO
AB 1165 - Cal OSHA abatement
NO
AB 12 - Regulatory reform / implementation
YES
AB 327 - Net Energy metering and RPS YES
AB 93 / SB 90 - Sales tax exemption
YES
SB 118 - workforce development
YES
SB 54 - Risk management / labor union apprenticeship work
NO
2012 votes
AB 1062 - Public social services
NO
AB 1500 - Corporation taxes: apportionment: single sales factor: Middle Class Scholarship Fund
NO
AB 1990 - Renewable energy resources: renewable feed-in tariff set aside for most impacted and disadvantaged communities
NO
AB 2439 - Corporation taxes: disclosure
NO
SB 1118 - Solid waste: used mattresses: recycling and recovery
NO
SB 1161 - Communications: Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet Protocol enabled communications service
YES
SB 1402 - Economic development: California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program
YES
SB 1458 - School Accountability: Academic Performance Index NO
SB 1458 - School Accountability: Academic Performance Index NO
SB 535 - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
NO
SB 568 - Polystyrene Food Containers
NO
SB 863 - Workers' compensation
YES
SB 965 - State and local government
YES
2011 votes
AB 1062 - Arbitration: appeals
NO
AB 559 - Civil actions: costs
NO
AB 1155 - Workers’ compensation.
NO
SB 202 - Elections: ballot measures
NO
SB 116 - Income taxes: exclusions: deductions: sales
NO
AB 724 - Clean Energy Jobs and Investment Act
NO
SB 508 - Income and corporation taxes: credits: information and operative time period
NO
AB 1319 - Product safety: bisphenol A
NO
SB 547 - Public school performance accountability
YES
SBX1 2 - Energy: renewable energy resources
NO
SB 617 - State government: financial and administrative accountability
YES
2010 votes
AB 1405 - AB 32 Community Benefits Fund
NO
AB 2446 - Graduation requirements
YES
AB 737 - Solid waste: diversion
NO
SB 722 - Utilities: renewable energy resources.
NO
AB 2738 - Regulations: agency statement of reasons
YES
AB 569 - Meal periods: exemption YES
SB 657 - Anti-Human Trafficking Corporate Policy Mandate
NO
AB 2666 - Corporation taxes: Franchise Tax Board: tax expenditures: Reporting Transparency in Government Internet Web site.
NO
SB 1391 - Income taxes: business tax incentives: reporting information and recapture
NO
SB 1272 - Income and corporation taxes: credits: information and operative limitations
NO
AB 1998 - Solid waste: single-use carryout bags.
NO
2008 votes
AB 1946 - Water Quality Enforcement
NO
AB 1946 - Water Quality Enforcement
NO
AB 1946 - Water Quality Enforcement
NO
AB 2279 - Medical Marijuana   Employment Discrimination
NO
AB 2386 - Agricultural Employee Card Check
NO
AB 2547 - Oil Spill Prevention and Response
NO
AB 2648 - CTE NO
AB 2855 - CTE, Partnership Academies, Green Tech & Goods Movement NO
AB 2944 - Corporate Director's Duties
NO
AB 2947 - Anti-Arbitration   Elder Abuse
NO
AB 2969 - Medical Treatment Utilization Reviews
NO
AB 437 - Employer Liability Expansion
NO
SB 1113 - Attorneys Fees & Costs
NO
SB 1115 - Permanent Disability Reports   Apportionment
NO
SB 1161 - Cleanup of Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks
YES
SB 1313 - Product Safety   Perfluorochemicals
NO
SB 1338 - Pre-Designation of Physician
NO
SB 1338 - Pre-Designation of Physician
NO
SB 1608 - Disabled Persons: Equal Access Rights
YES
SB 1717 - Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
NO
SB 1762 - Climate Change Institute
NO
SB 375 - Regional Planning
NO
SB 974 - Port Container Fees
NO
2007 votes
AB 1045 - Working Conditions
Abstained
AB 1673 - Manufacturer's Rebates   Mandate
NO
AB 8 - Health Care Coverage
NO
SB 936 - Permanent Disability Schedule
NO
SB 836 - Fair Employment   Familial Status
NO
SB 836 - Fair Employment   Familial Status
NO
SB 727 - Family Leave   Grandparents, Siblings and Grandchildren
NO
AB 1108 - Phthalates in Children's Products
NO
AB 537 - Family and Medical Leave
NO
AB 1618 - Corporate Interest Expense Deduction
NO
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