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AB-1068 Petitions: signature gathering.(2009-2010)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Bill Status
AB-1068
Saldana (A)
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Petitions: signature gathering.
03/30/09
An act to add Section 9024 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Assembly
08/31/09

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/14/10 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/26/09 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/11/09 Vetoed by Governor.
09/02/09 Enrolled and to the Governor at 4:15 p.m.
08/27/09 In Assembly. To enrollment.
Governor's Veto Message














To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1068 without my signature.

This bill prohibits signature gathering contracts from being contingent upon a measure qualifying for the ballot. The purported goal of this measure is to discourage fraudulent signature gathering practices. However, this type of contract does not have a direct correlation to fraudulent activities by signature gatherers.

While I appreciate the proponents’ concerns with how the initiative process is sometimes used, this bill targets companies that use a business strategy based on their guarantee of success. I cannot support limiting how proponents of a measure negotiate a contract for gathering signatures.

For this reason I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,



Arnold Schwarzenegger