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AB-894 Candidates’ statements: false statements.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
AB-894
Frazier (A)
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Candidates’ statements: false statements.
03/19/17
An act to amend Section 18351 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Assembly
09/13/17
07/18/17

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 3137.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 894 without my signature.

This bill increases the maximum fine for knowingly making a false statement of a material fact in a candidate's statement from $1,000 to $5,000.

I am not convinced this is a widespread problem in California elections or that this bill would be much of a deterrent. The conventional response to resume puffing is exposure by the press or political attack by the opposition.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.