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AB-1207 Radioactive material: transportation.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/29/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1207


Introduced by Assembly Member Brough

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 13206 of the Elections Code, relating to elections. An act to add and repeal Section 114821 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous material.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1207, as amended, Brough. Primary election: ballot contents. Radioactive material: transportation.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to adopt reasonable regulations that, in its judgment, promote the safe transportation of radioactive materials. Existing law requires the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt regulations specifying the time at which shipments may occur and the routes that are to be used in the transportation of cargoes of hazardous radioactive materials.
This bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to conduct a study by January 1, 2019, to assess the efficacy of those regulations in minimizing the risks to public health and safety resulting from the transportation of hazardous radioactive materials.

Existing law provides for the content that is to be printed on a partisan election ballot to be used in a direct primary election.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 114821 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

114821.
 (a) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission shall conduct a study by January 1, 2019, to assess the efficacy of the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 114820 in minimizing the risks to public health and safety resulting from the transportation of hazardous radioactive materials.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed.

SECTION 1.Section 13206 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
13206.

(a)On a partisan ballot used in a direct primary election, immediately below the instructions to voters, there shall be a box not less than one-half inch high enclosed by a heavy-ruled line the same as the borderline. This box shall be as long as there are columns for the partisan ballot and shall be set directly above these columns. Within the box shall be printed the words “Party-Nominated Offices.” Immediately below that phrase within the same box shall be printed the following: “Only voters who disclosed a preference upon registering to vote for the same party as the candidate seeking the nomination of any party for the Presidency or election to a party committee may vote for that candidate at the primary election, unless the party has adopted a rule to permit non-party voters to vote in its primary elections.”

(b)The same style of box described in subdivision (a) shall also appear over the columns of the nonpartisan part of the ballot and within the box in the same style and point size of type shall be printed “Voter-Nominated and Nonpartisan Offices.” Immediately below that phrase within the same box shall be printed the following:

“All voters, regardless of the party preference they disclosed upon registration, or refusal to disclose a party preference, may vote for any candidate for a voter-nominated or nonpartisan office. The party preference, if any, designated by a candidate for a voter-nominated office is selected by the candidate and is shown for the information of the voters only. It does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party or that the party approves of the candidate. The party preference, if any, of a candidate for a nonpartisan office does not appear on the ballot.”