Today's Law As Amended

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AB-609 Members of the Legislature: residency.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, in order to ensure that Members of the Legislature adequately and effectively represent their constituents, those elected to the Legislature should continue to reside in the districts that they are elected to represent during their terms of office.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8020.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

8020.5.
 (a) A candidate for Member of the Legislature may file a statement with the Secretary of State in which the candidate voluntarily agrees that, if elected, he or she will continue to reside within the district from which he or she was elected during his or her term of office. A person does not violate the voluntary agreement if, after being elected for a term of office, the boundaries of the district from which he or she was elected are changed during that term of office so as to exclude his or her residence from the district.
(b) If a candidate for Member of the Legislature elects to file the voluntary statement of continuing residency pursuant to subdivision (a), the statement shall be filed with his or her nomination documents.
(c) The Secretary of State may post on his or her Internet Web site voluntary statements of continuing residency filed pursuant to subdivision (a).