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AB-777 Vote by mail ballots: fraudulent signatures. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 777


Introduced by Assembly Member Harper

February 15, 2017


An act to amend Section 18578 of the Elections Code, relating to vote by mail ballots.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 777, as introduced, Harper. Vote by mail ballots: fraudulent signatures.
Existing law prohibits a person from applying for, voting for or attempting to vote, a vote by mail ballot by fraudulently signing the name of a fictitious person, or of a regularly qualified voter, or of a person who is not qualified to vote. Existing law provides that a person who violates the prohibition is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for 16 months or 2 or 3 years, by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
This bill would increase the maximum fine amount from $1,000 to $10,000.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 18578 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

18578.
 Any person who applies for, or who votes or attempts to vote, a vote by mail ballot by fraudulently signing the name of a fictitious person, or of a regularly qualified voter, or of a person who is not qualified to vote, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.