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SB-139 Independent redistricting commissions.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
SB-139
Allen (S)
Gonzalez (A) , Salas (A)
Hertzberg (S) , Weber (A)
Independent redistricting commissions.
02/17/19
An act to amend Sections 23001, 23003, and 23004 of, and to add Sections 23001.5, 23005 and 23006 to, the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Senate
09/13/19
09/03/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/13/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/13/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/18/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/11/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 30. Noes 10. Page 2028.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/09/19 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 139 without my signature.

This bill requires a county with more than 400,000 residents to establish an independent redistricting commission tasked with adopting the county's supervisorial districts following each federal decennial census.

While I agree these commissions can be an important tool in preventing gerrymandering, local jurisdictions are already authorized to establish independent, advisory or hybrid redistricting commissions. Moreover, this measure constitutes a clear mandate for which the state may be required to reimburse counties pursuant to the California Constitution and should therefore be considered in the annual budget process.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom