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SB 168 - Prohibits Paid Signature-Gatherers - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Doug LaMalfa voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (48-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Paid Signature-Gatherers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits compensation for signatures obtained on a state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition that is based upon the number of signatures gathered.

Highlights:
  • Specifies the following punishments for violation of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • If the person in violation is a payer, then such a misdemeanor of up to either a $25,000 fine, imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed 1 year imprisonment, or both; or
    • If the person in violation is a payee, then such a misdemeanor of up to either a $1,000 fine, imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed 6 months, or both.
    • Exempts individuals or organizations paying for or being paid for collecting signatures if the compensation is not based directly or indirectly on the number of signatures obtained (Sec. 1).
    • Specifies that no reimbursement to local government is required from the State of California because of this legislation (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Paid Signature-Gatherers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits compensation for signatures obtained on a state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition that is based upon the number of signatures gathered.

Highlights:
  • Specifies the following punishments for violation of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • If the person in violation is a payer, then such a misdemeanor of up to either a $25,000 fine, imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed 1 year imprisonment, or both; or
    • If the person in violation is a payee, then such a misdemeanor of up to either a $1,000 fine, imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed 6 months, or both.
    • Exempts individuals or organizations paying for or being paid for collecting signatures if the compensation is not based directly or indirectly on the number of signatures obtained (Sec. 1).
    • Specifies that no reimbursement to local government is required from the State of California because of this legislation (Sec. 2).
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