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SB-696 Elections: political parties.(2019-2020)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
Pass
Cmt
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-696
Umberg (S)
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Elections: political parties.
03/27/19
An act to amend Section 5001 of, and to add Section 5201 to, the Elections Code, relating to elections, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Senate
09/17/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Two Thirds Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/09/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/09/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/20/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 10 a.m.
09/13/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 11. Page 2928.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/13/19 Urgency clause adopted.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 696 without my signature.

This bill will require any existing political party that uses a variation of the phrase "no party preference" or "decline to state," or the word or variation of the word "independent" in its name, to change its name or to lose its qualification as a political party.

The American Independent Party of California has been using that name for more than 50 years. This bill would force that entity to change the name it has used since its inception. By requiring one existing political party to change its current name, this bill could be interpreted as a violation of the rights of free speech and association guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

For this reason, I cannot sign this bill.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom