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SB-88 Elections: names of candidates.(2011-2012)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-88
Yee (S)
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Ammiano (A) , Eng (A) , Hagman (A) , Ma (A) , Pan (A) , Wagner (A) , Williams (A)
Elections: names of candidates.
02/10/11
An act to add Section 13211.7 to the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Senate
08/16/11
06/23/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
02/29/12 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
09/06/11 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/06/11 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/22/11 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 10 a.m.
08/15/11 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1915.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 88 without my signature.

This bill mandates that a phonetic transliteration of a candidate's alphabet-based name be provided whenever a translation of the candidate's name into a character-based language is provided on ballot materials.

Existing law, allows local elections officials to establish appropriate policies, including providing transliterations and processing or approving candidate-provided transliterations. Several counties have adopted policies to address the concern raised by this bill, i.e. that candidates are providing names that do not represent their actual name and history in the particular community.

With California's severe fiscal challenges, restraint must be exercised with regard to any new state mandates. I believe this discretion should remain at the local level where a decision can be made based on local needs.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.