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AB-241 Referendum measures.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 13115 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

13115.
 The order in which all state measures that are to be submitted to the voters shall appear on the ballot is as follows:
(a) Bond measures, including those proposed by initiative, in the order in which they qualify.
(b) Constitutional amendments, including those proposed by initiative, in the order in which they qualify.
(c) Legislative measures, other than those described in subdivision (a) or (b), in the order in which they are approved by the Legislature.
(d) Initiative and referendum  measures, other than those described in subdivision (a) or (b), in the order in which they qualify.
(e) Referendum measures, in the order in which they qualify.

SEC. 2.

 Section 13120 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

13120.
 The ballots used when voting upon a state, county, city, or district statute or ordinance referred to the voters of the respective jurisdiction as a referendum measure pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 9000) shall have printed on them the words “Shall the statute (or ordinance) (stating the nature thereof, including any identifying number or title) be rejected or  adopted?” Opposite the statement of the statute or ordinance to be voted on and to its right, or immediately below if there is not sufficient space opposite the statement or ordinance and to its right, the words “Yes” and “No” shall be printed on separate lines, with voting targets. If a voter marks the voting target next to the printed word “Yes,” the voter’s vote shall be counted in favor of the referendum and against  adoption of the ordinance or statute. If the voter marks the voting target next to the printed word “No,” the voter’s vote shall be counted against its adoption. the referendum and in favor of adoption of the ordinance or statute. 
SEC. 3.
 Section 2 of this act shall become operative only if SCA 1 of the 2021–22 Regular Session is approved by the voters.