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AB-1004 Secretary of State: voter information Internet Web site.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Calderon (A)
Secretary of State: voter information Internet Web site.
An act to add Section 12172.4 to the Government Code, relating to the Secretary of State.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/14/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/27/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/16/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 3543.).
09/16/17 Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 3535.)
09/16/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1004 without my signature.

This bill requires the Secretary of State to establish an online database of elected federal, state, and local officials.

The Secretary of State currently does not have a centralized system in place to track these elected officials. Although well-intentioned, I do not believe this is the time to take on such a task given the other technology projects underway by the Secretary of State's office.

Moreover, it is currently possible to learn the identity of office holders by making inquiries of federal, state and local officials.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.