Today's Law As Amended


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SB-863 Elections.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 13119 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

13119.
 (a) The ballots used when voting upon a measure proposed by a local governing body or submitted to the voters as an initiative or referendum measure pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 9000), including a measure authorizing the issuance of bonds or the incurrence of debt, shall have printed on them the words “Shall the measure (stating the nature thereof) be adopted?” To the right or below the  Opposite the  statement of the measure to be voted on, and to its right,  the words “Yes” and “No” shall be printed on separate lines, with voting targets. squares.  If a voter marks the voting target next to  stamps a cross (+) in the voting square after  the printed word “Yes,” the voter’s  his or her  vote shall be counted in favor of the adoption of the measure. If the voter marks the voting target next to  he or she stamps a cross (+) in the voting square after  the printed word “No,” the voter’s  his or her  vote shall be counted against its adoption.
(b) (1)  If the proposed measure imposes a tax or raises the rate of a tax, the ballot shall include in the statement of the measure to be voted on the amount of money to be raised annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied.
(2) This subdivision does not apply to a measure authorizing the issuance of bonds until July 1, 2020.
(c) The statement of the measure shall be a true and impartial synopsis of the purpose of the proposed measure, and shall be in language that is neither argumentative nor likely to create prejudice for or against the measure.
(d) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) (d)  “Local  For purposes of this section, “local  governing body” means the governing body of a city, county, city and county, including a charter city or charter county, or district, including a school district.
(2) “Target” means an object designated as the aim for a voter to make a vote selection.
SEC. 2.
 $5,000 is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Secretary of State for the purpose of preparing an action plan for the 2018–19 fiscal year for the Secretary of State’s cybersecurity office. The Secretary of State shall complete the action plan by November 1, 2018.
SEC. 3.
 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.