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SB-681 Local referenda and charter amendments: withdrawal. (2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 9144.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

9144.5.
 The proponent of a referendum may withdraw the referendum at any time before the 88th day before the election, whether or not the petition has already been found sufficient by the elections official.

SEC. 2.

 Section 9237.2 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

9237.2.
 The proponent of a referendum may withdraw the referendum at any time before the 88th day before the election, whether or not the petition has already been found sufficient by the elections official.

SEC. 3.

 Section 9266.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

9266.5.
 The proponent of a measure proposing to amend a charter may withdraw the charter amendment at any time before the 88th day before the election, whether or not the petition has already been found sufficient by the elections official.

SEC. 4.

 Section 9341.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

9341.5.
 The proponent of a referendum may withdraw the referendum at any time before the 88th day before the election, whether or not the petition has already been found sufficient by the elections official.
SEC. 5.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SEC. 6.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to extend the ability to withdraw a petition to proponents of an amendment of a city or county charter or local referendum at the earliest possible opportunity, it is necessary that this bill go into immediate effect.