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SB-448 Elections.(2011-2012)

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Enrolled  August 19, 2011
Passed  IN  Senate  August 18, 2011
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 15, 2011
Amended  IN  Assembly  July 14, 2011
Amended  IN  Senate  April 26, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 448


Introduced  by  Senator DeSaulnier, Hancock

February 16, 2011


An act to add Section 101.5 to the Elections Code, relating to voting.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 448, DeSaulnier. Elections.
Existing law requires that any state or local initiative petition contain a statement, as described, notifying the public that the petition may be circulated by either a paid or a volunteer signature gatherer, and that the public has the right to ask.
This bill would require an individual who receives compensation to circulate an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to wear a badge stating, in no smaller than 30‑point font print, that he or she is a “paid signature gatherer.” The bill would require the individual circulating the initiative, referendum, or recall petition to wear the badge on his or her chest in clear view of all individuals signing or asked to sign the petition.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 101.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

101.5.
 (a) An individual who receives compensation to circulate an initiative, referendum, or recall petition shall identify himself or herself as a paid signature gatherer by wearing a badge stating “PAID SIGNATURE GATHERER.”
(b) The individual circulating an initiative, referendum, or recall petition shall wear the badge required by subdivision (a) on his or her chest in clear view of all individuals signing or asked to sign the petition.
(c) The print on the badge shall be no smaller than 30‑point font.