Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1367 Improper signature-gathering tactics.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 27, 2017


SECTION 1.

 Section 18660 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

18660.
 (a) Every person is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment, who makes any false affidavit concerning an initiative, referendum, or recall petition or the signatures appended to an initiative, referendum, or recall petition.
(b) A person, company, organization, company official, or other organizational officer in charge of a person who circulates an initiative, referendum, or recall petition and who does either of the following is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment:
(1) Knowingly directs an affiant to make a false affidavit concerning an initiative, referendum, or recall petition or the signatures appended to an initiative, referendum, or recall petition.
(2) Knows or reasonably should know that an affiant has made a false affidavit concerning an initiative, referendum, or recall petition or the signatures appended to an initiative, referendum, or recall petition and submits the section of the petition that contains the false affidavit.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.