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AB-857 Initiatives: petition circulators.(2013-2014)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
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3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
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Pass
Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-857
Fong (A)
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Initiatives: petition circulators.
03/24/13
An act to amend Sections 101, 9008, 9030, and 9031 of, and to add Sections 9009.5, 9009.6, 9022.5, 9036, and 9037 to, the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Assembly
09/18/13
09/06/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/26/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/11/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 51. Noes 25. Page 3213.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 857 without my signature.

The initiative process is far from perfect and monied interests have historically manipulated it at will. Nevertheless, fixing the system is not easy.

Requiring a specific threshold of signatures to be gathered by volunteers will not stop abuses by narrow special interests - particularly if "volunteer" is defined with the broad exemptions as in this bill.

Efforts to make the system fairer and more reflective of sound government should be considered. But this measure falls short of returning to the citizen-driven system originally envisioned in 1911.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.