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SB 202 - Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election - Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that limits the presentation of ballot initiatives to the voters to only the general election, whereas existing law authorized the presentation of ballot initiatives at statewide special elections occurring prior to the general election.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the submission of ballot measures to the voters at statewide special elections held less than 131 days after the date the measure is certified for the ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "general election" as the election held throughout the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (45-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits the presentation of ballot initiatives to the voters to only the general election, whereas existing law authorized the presentation of ballot initiatives at statewide special elections occurring prior to the general election.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the submission of ballot measures to the voters at statewide special elections held less than 131 days after the date the measure is certified for the ballot (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "general election" as the election held throughout the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-14) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Limiting Ballot Initiatives to the General Election

Sponsors

  • Loni Hancock (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Mike Gordon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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