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SB-212 Elections: local voting methods.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Veto
Assembly:
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Bill Status
SB-212
Allen (S)
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Chiu (A)
Elections: local voting methods.
03/07/19
An act to amend Sections 5013, 5020, 5027, and 5028 of, and to add Sections 1018, 1019, 1020, 5010, 5032, and 5096 to, the Education Code, to amend Section 8141 of, to add Section 8141.3 to, and to add Division 22 (commencing with Section 24000) to, the Elections Code, to amend Sections 25040 and 25061 of, to add Section 25001 to, and to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 34910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 4 of, the Government Code, relating to elections.
Senate
09/13/19
09/05/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-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 29. Noes 9. Page 2833.) 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 212 without my signature.

This bill authorizes general law cities, counties, and school districts to conduct a local election using ranked choice voting.

Ranked choice is an experiment that has been tried in several charter cities in California. Where it has been implemented, I am concerned that it has often led to voter confusion, and that the promise that ranked choice voting leads to greater democracy is not necessarily fulfilled. The state would benefit from learning more from charter cities who use ranked choice voting before broadly expanding the system.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom