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AB-400 Petitions: initiative, referendum, or recall.(2013-2014)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-400
Fong (A)
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Gatto (A)
Petitions: initiative, referendum, or recall.
03/21/13
An act to add Sections 336.8 and 9011.5 to the Elections Code, relating to petitions.
Assembly
08/22/14
08/11/14

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/27/14 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/21/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 53. Noes 24. Page 6265.).
08/13/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 15 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/13/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 12. Page 4463.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 400 without my signature.

Information regarding contributions is most important for voters when they are deciding whether to vote for or against a measure that is on the ballot. Earlier this year I signed legislation to provide up-to-date information regarding committees for or against a measure or candidate that have raised over $1 million. Now, voters can inspect the top 10 contributors on the Fair Political Practices' website at www.fppc.ca.gov/top10Nov2014 or www.fppc.ca.gov/candidateNov2014. These links are also provided in the ballot pamphlet - an essential source of information for voters.

It is not practical to include contributor information on petitions as signatures are being gathered. The brief time allotted to collect hundreds of thousands of signatures does not provide flexibility for a proponent to reprint petitions each time there is a change in the top five contributors.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.