Bill Text: CA AB31 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Members of the Legislature and Congress: domicile.

Status: (Introduced) 2014-12-02 - From printer. May be heard in committee January 1. [AB31 Detail]

Download: California-2015-AB31-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 31	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

                        DECEMBER 1, 2014

   An act to amend Section 2026 of the Elections Code, relating to
elections.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 31, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Members of the Legislature
and Congress: domicile.
   Existing law provides that a person's residence for voting
purposes means a person's domicile, and that a person may only have
one domicile. Existing law defines domicile to be the place in which
a person's habitation is fixed and where the person intends to remain
or return to whenever absent. Existing law also provides that, for
purposes of determining the domicile of a Member of the Legislature
or a Representative in the Congress of the United States, it shall be
conclusively presumed that the residence address indicated on that
person's currently filed affidavit of voter registration is that
person's domicile.
   This bill would clarify that the conclusive presumption shall only
apply if the address indicated on that person's currently filed
affidavit of voter registration is a place in which the person's
habitation is fixed for some period of time.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 2026 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
   2026.  The domicile of a Member of the Legislature or a
Representative in the Congress of the United States shall be
conclusively presumed to be at the residence address indicated on
that person's currently filed affidavit of  voter 
registration.  This conclusive presumption shall apply only if
the address indicated on that person's currently filed affidavit of
voter registration is a place in which the person's habitation is
fixed for some period of time within the meaning of subdivision (c)
of Section 349.     
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