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AB-1391 Elections: voter language preference.(2019-2020)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1391
Bonta (A)
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Elections: voter language preference.
03/25/19
An act to amend Sections 2155, 3006, 3007.5, 3007.7, 3022, and 3201 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Assembly
09/13/19
08/30/19

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
01/21/20 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/13/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/20/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/10/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 3240.).
09/05/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 7 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1391 without my signature.

This bill requires vote by mail ballot applications to provide a means for the applicant to specify the preferred language in which he or she would like to receive future election materials. It also requires voter notifications to include a statement of the voter's language preference and instructions to receive election materials in the voter's preferred language.

While this bill is laudable, I must veto it because of the new obligations it imposes on county elections officials and the state-reimbursable mandate it creates. However, I will propose funding in the 2020-21 budget for the Secretary of State to fulfill its responsibilities in this bill in demonstration of California's commitment to empowering all eligible Californians to exercise their right to vote.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom