Bill Text: CA AB1407 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

NOTE: There are more recent revisions of this legislation. Read Latest Draft
Bill Title: California New Motor Voter Program: voter registration.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-02-26 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 4, Statutes of 2018. [AB1407 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB1407-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1407


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 9105 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1407, as introduced, McCarty. County initiatives: ballot title and summary.
Existing law permits a proposed ordinance to be submitted to a county board of supervisors by filing an initiative petition with the appropriate elections official, as specified. Under existing law, a county elections official is required to immediately transmit a copy of any proposed measure to the county counsel who is required to provide and return to the county elections official a ballot title and summary for the proposed measure, as specified.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 9105 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

9105.
 (a) The county elections official shall immediately transmit a copy of any proposed measure to the county counsel. Within 15 days after the proposed measure is filed, the county counsel shall provide and return to the county elections official a ballot title and summary for the proposed measure. The ballot title may differ from any other title of the proposed measure and shall express in 500 words or less the purpose of the proposed measure. In providing the ballot title, the county counsel shall give a true and impartial statement of the purpose of the proposed measure in such language that the ballot title shall neither be an argument, argument nor be likely to create prejudice, prejudice for or against the proposed measure.
(b) The county elections official shall furnish a copy of the ballot title and summary to the proponents of the proposed measure. The proponents shall, prior to the circulation of the petition, publish the Notice of Intention, Intention and the ballot title and summary of the proposed measure in a newspaper of general circulation published in that county, and file proof of publication with the county elections official.
(c) The ballot title and summary prepared by the county counsel shall appear upon each section of the petition, above the text of the proposed measure and across the top of each page of the petition on which signatures are to appear, in roman boldface type not smaller than 12 point. The ballot title and summary shall be clearly separated from the text of the measure. The text of the measure shall be printed in type not smaller than 8 point.
The heading of the proposed measure shall be in substantially the following form:

Initiative Measure to be Submitted Directly to the Voters

The county counsel has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure:
(Here set forth the title and summary prepared by the county counsel. This title and summary must also be printed across the top of each page of the petition whereon signatures are to appear.)

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