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AB-802 Voter intimidation: public official: disqualification.(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. 802


Introduced by Assembly Member Low

February 15, 2017


An act to add Section 18549 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 802, as introduced, Low. Voter intimidation: public official: disqualification.
Existing law prohibits certain activities intended to compel a person to vote or dissuade a person from voting. Existing law imposes specified penalties for a person convicted of violating these provisions.
This bill would, in addition to any other penalty, provide that a public official is forever disqualified from holding office in the state if he or she is convicted of a felony for violating the provisions related to voter intimidation, as described above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 18549 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

18549.
 In addition to any other penalty imposed by this article, a public official who is convicted of a felony for violating this article shall forever be disqualified from holding office in this state.