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AB-17 Elections: vote by mail ballots.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.
 This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Voter Protection Act.”

SEC. 2.

 Section 14002 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

14002.
 Sections 14000, 14001, and 14004 shall apply to all public agencies and the employees thereof, as well as to employers and employees in private industry.

SEC. 3.

 Section 14004 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

14004.
 (a) An employer shall not require or request that an employee bring the employee’s vote by mail ballot to work or vote the employee’s vote by mail ballot at work.
(b) This section does not prohibit an employer from encouraging an employee to vote.

SEC. 4.

 Section 18503 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

18503.
 An employer who violates Section 14004 shall be subject to a civil fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per election. An action for a civil fine under this subdivision may be brought by the Secretary of State or any public prosecutor with jurisdiction.