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AB-666 Elections: voter information guides: candidate statements.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/14/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 666


Introduced by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry
(Principal coauthor: Senator Dodd)

February 14, 2017


An act to add Section 13307.7 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 666, as introduced, Aguiar-Curry. Elections: voter information guides: candidate statements.
Under existing law, a candidate for State Senate or Assembly who accepts specified voluntary expenditure limits may purchase the space to place a statement in the voter information portion of the county voter information guide that does not exceed 250 words. Existing law requires that statement to be submitted in accordance with certain timeframes and procedures for the preparation of the voter information portion of the county voter information guide.
This bill would require an elections official who posts a form on his or her Internet Web site for a candidate for State Senate or Assembly to use to submit his or her statement, as described above, to accept that form when it is submitted in accordance with certain timeframes and procedures for the preparation of the voter information portion of the county voter information guide. The bill would prohibit an elections official from requiring a candidate to submit any additional forms as a means of correcting Internet Web site posting errors made by the elections official.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13307.7 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

13307.7.
 If the elections official posts the form pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 85601 of the Government Code on the election official’s Internet Web site, the elections official shall accept that form if it is submitted in accordance with the times and procedures set forth in this code for the preparation of the voter information portion of the county voter information guide. The elections official shall not require the candidate to submit any additional forms as a means of correcting Internet Web site posting errors made by the elections official.