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AB-3151 Initiative and referendum petitions: title and summary.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/23/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3151


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Section 9101 9003 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3151, as amended, Kiley. County ordinances: initiative petitions. Initiative and referendum petitions: title and summary.
Existing law requires the Attorney General to prepare a circulating title and summary of the chief purposes and points of a proposed initiative or referendum petition, except if the Attorney General is a proponent of the measure, in which case the Legislative Counsel is required to prepare the circulating title and summary.
This bill would additionally require the Legislative Counsel to prepare the circulating title and summary if the proposed measure affects the Attorney General’s exercise of authority.

Existing law permits a proposed ordinance to be submitted to the county board of supervisors by filing an initiative petition with the county elections official that is signed by a specified number of voters.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 9003 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

9003.
 In the event that the Attorney General is a proponent of a proposed measure, If any of the following conditions are satisfied, the circulating title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure, including an estimate or opinion on the financial impact of the measure, shall be prepared by the Legislative Counsel, and the other duties of the Attorney General specified in this chapter with respect to the circulating title and ballot title and summary and an estimate of the financial effect of the measure shall be performed by the Legislative Counsel. Counsel:
(a) The Attorney General is a proponent of a proposed measure.
(b) A proposed measure affects the Attorney General’s exercise of authority.

SECTION 1.Section 9101 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
9101.

(a)A proposed ordinance may be submitted to the board of supervisors by filing an initiative petition with the county elections official, signed by not less than the number of voters specified in this article.

(b)Each petition section shall comply with Sections 100 and 9020 and contain a full and correct copy of the notice of intention and accompanying statement including the full text of the proposed ordinance.