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SB-300 Elections: ballot measures.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 07/02/2020 10:00 AM
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Senate Bill No. 300
CHAPTER 26

An act relating to elections, and calling an election, to take effect immediately.

[ Approved by Governor  June 30, 2020. Filed with Secretary of State  June 30, 2020. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 300, Umberg. Elections: ballot measures.
Existing law requires that a constitutional amendment, bond measure, or other legislative measure submitted to the people by the Legislature appear on the ballot of the first statewide election occurring at least 131 days after the adoption of the proposal by the Legislature. Existing law requires that the Secretary of State mail state voter information guides, which contain information regarding ballot measures, to voters within a specified time period prior to the election.
This bill would call a special election to be consolidated with the statewide general election scheduled for November 3, 2020. Notwithstanding the 131-day ballot qualification deadline and other related provisions regarding ballot measures, the bill would require the Secretary of State to submit Assembly Constitutional Amendments 4, 5, 6, 11, and 25, if passed by the Legislature on or before July 1, 2020, to the voters for their approval at the November 3, 2020, statewide general election.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an act calling an election.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 A special election is hereby called to be held throughout the state on November 3, 2020. The election shall be consolidated with the statewide general election to be held on that date. The consolidated election shall be held and conducted in all respects as if there were only one election and only one form of ballot shall be used.

SEC. 2.

 Notwithstanding the requirements of Sections 9040, 9043, 9044, 9061, 9082, and 9094 of the Elections Code, or any other law, the Secretary of State shall submit each of the following measures that is passed by the Legislature on or before July 1, 2020, to the voters for their approval at the November 3, 2020, statewide general election:
(a) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.
(b) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.
(c) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 6 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.
(d) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.
(e) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 25 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.

SEC. 3.

  This act calls an election within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.