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SB 439 - An Act to Amend Sections 2170 and 13004 Of, and to Add Sections 303.4, 2550, and 13004.5 To, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Election procedures. 2015-2016 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Existing law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified.

This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day.

(2)Existing… More
(1)Existing law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified.

This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day.

(2)Existing law requires each precinct board to keep a roster of voters who voted at the precinct, as specified. Existing law also requires an elections official to furnish to the precinct officers, among other things, printed copies of the index to the affidavits of registration for that precinct.

This bill would require the Secretary of State to adopt and publish electronic poll book standards and regulations governing the certification and use of electronic poll books, as defined. The bill would require that the electronic poll book include specified voter registration data. The bill would prohibit the use of an electronic poll book unless it has been certified by the secretary.

(3)Existing law requires the secretary to adopt regulations (A) governing the manufacture, finishing, quality standards, distribution, and inventory control of ballot cards and (B) requiring the biennial inspection of the manufacturing, finishing, and storage facilities involving ballot cards. Existing law requires the secretary to also approve each ballot card manufacturer or finisher before a manufacturer or finisher provides ballot cards for use in California elections.

This bill would require the secretary to adopt regulations (A) governing ballot on demand systems, as defined, and (B) for purposes of certifying ballot on demand systems. The bill, for commercial ballot manufacturers and finishers, would require the secretary to require a biennial inspection of the certified manufacturing, finishing, and storage facilities. The bill would also require the secretary to approve each ballot on demand system before the system is deployed for use in California elections. The bill would prohibit a jurisdiction from purchasing, leasing, or contracting for, and a vendor, company, or person from selling, leasing, or contracting with a jurisdiction for, a ballot on demand system unless the ballot on demand system has been certified by the secretary. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 4, 2015.

voted YES: 26 voted NO: 13
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 2170 and 13004 Of, and to Add Sections 303.4, 2550, and 13004.5 To, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

SB 439 — 2015-2016 Legislature

Summary
(1)Existing law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified.

This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day.

(2)Existing law requires each precinct board to keep a roster of voters who voted at the precinct, as specified. Existing law also requires an elections official to furnish to the precinct officers, among other things, printed copies of the index to the affidavits of registration for that precinct.

This bill would require the Secretary of State to adopt and publish electronic poll book standards and regulations governing the certification and use of electronic poll books, as defined. The bill would require that the electronic poll book include specified voter registration data. The bill would prohibit the use of an electronic poll book unless it has been certified by the secretary.

(3)Existing law requires the secretary to adopt regulations (A) governing the manufacture,… More
(1)Existing law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified.

This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day.

(2)Existing law requires each precinct board to keep a roster of voters who voted at the precinct, as specified. Existing law also requires an elections official to furnish to the precinct officers, among other things, printed copies of the index to the affidavits of registration for that precinct.

This bill would require the Secretary of State to adopt and publish electronic poll book standards and regulations governing the certification and use of electronic poll books, as defined. The bill would require that the electronic poll book include specified voter registration data. The bill would prohibit the use of an electronic poll book unless it has been certified by the secretary.

(3)Existing law requires the secretary to adopt regulations (A) governing the manufacture, finishing, quality standards, distribution, and inventory control of ballot cards and (B) requiring the biennial inspection of the manufacturing, finishing, and storage facilities involving ballot cards. Existing law requires the secretary to also approve each ballot card manufacturer or finisher before a manufacturer or finisher provides ballot cards for use in California elections.

This bill would require the secretary to adopt regulations (A) governing ballot on demand systems, as defined, and (B) for purposes of certifying ballot on demand systems. The bill, for commercial ballot manufacturers and finishers, would require the secretary to require a biennial inspection of the certified manufacturing, finishing, and storage facilities. The bill would also require the secretary to approve each ballot on demand system before the system is deployed for use in California elections. The bill would prohibit a jurisdiction from purchasing, leasing, or contracting for, and a vendor, company, or person from selling, leasing, or contracting with a jurisdiction for, a ballot on demand system unless the ballot on demand system has been certified by the secretary. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 2170 and 13004 Of, and to Add Sections 303.4, 2550, and 13004.5 To, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.
Author(s)
Benjamin Allen
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Election procedures
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/25/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments4/21/2015
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/11/2015
    Passed Senate5/18/2015
    Passed Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting7/15/2015
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/19/2015
    Passed Assembly9/03/2015
    Passed Senate9/04/2015
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/10/2015
    Became law (chaptered).10/10/2015
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional AmendmentsDo pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]4/21/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments
    4 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass5/11/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB439 Allen5/18/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 12 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Elections and RedistrictingDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]7/15/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/19/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 439 Allen Senate Third Reading By MULLIN9/03/2015This bill PASSED the Assembly
    54 voted YES 23 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB439 Allen Concurrence9/04/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
    26 voted YES 13 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/25/2015
    2/25/2015Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/26/2015From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 28.
    3/05/2015Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.
    4/09/2015Set for hearing April 21.
    4/15/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.
    select this voteVote4/21/2015Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
    4/22/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 723.) (April 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    4/24/2015Set for hearing May 4.
    5/04/2015May 4 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
    5/05/2015Set for hearing May 11.
    select this voteVote5/11/2015Do pass
    5/11/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 960.) (May 11).
    5/12/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/18/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 12. Page 1023.) Ordered to the Assembly.
    5/18/2015In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/18/2015Senate 3rd Reading SB439 Allen
    5/28/2015Referred to Com. on E. & R.
    6/11/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.
    6/23/2015July 1 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
    select this voteVote7/15/2015Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
    7/15/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote8/19/2015Do pass.
    8/19/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 19).
    8/20/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/31/2015Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    9/03/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 54. Noes 23. Page 2856.) Ordered to the Senate.
    9/03/2015In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/03/2015SB 439 Allen Senate Third Reading By MULLIN
    9/04/2015Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 13. Page 2497.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/04/2015Unfinished Business SB439 Allen Concurrence
    9/10/2015Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
    10/10/2015Approved by the Governor.
    10/10/2015Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 734, Statutes of 2015.

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    An Act to Amend Sections 2170 and 13004 Of, and to Add Sections 303.4, 2550, and 13004.5 To, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.: Unfinished Business SB439 Allen Concurrence

    4 organizations support this bill

    California Association of Clerks and Election Officials
    (2015, May 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Secretary of State
    (2015, May 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    CALPIRG
    (2015, May 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Common Cause
    Common Cause (2015, October 10). Governor Signs Expanded Same Day Registration Law. Retrieved October 15, 2015, from Common Cause.

    0 organizations oppose this bill

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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-38$1,039$0
    Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
    Jim BeallDCA-15$650$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-8$250$0
    Marty BlockDCA-39$2,250$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$0
    Jean FullerRCA-16$0$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$840$0
    Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-35$0$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$700$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-22$100$0
    Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
    Jerry HillDCA-13$950$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-40$250$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$895$0
    Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$4,100$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-33$700$0
    Mark LenoDCA-11$3,950$0
    Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
    Carol LiuDCA-25$1,625$0
    Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-32$0$0
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$3,025$0
    Bill MonningDCA-17$6,915$0
    John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-23$1,790$0
    Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-4$500$0
    Richard PanDCA-6$7,425$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-27$4,500$0
    Richard D. RothDCA-31$0$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-21$150$0
    Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
    Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$1,675$0
    Lois WolkDCA-3$300$0
    Kevin de LeonDCA-24$250$0

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-38$1,039$0
    Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
    Jim BeallDCA-15$650$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-8$250$0
    Marty BlockDCA-39$2,250$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$0
    Jean FullerRCA-16$0$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$840$0
    Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-35$0$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$700$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-22$100$0
    Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
    Jerry HillDCA-13$950$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-40$250$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$895$0
    Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$4,100$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-33$700$0
    Mark LenoDCA-11$3,950$0
    Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
    Carol LiuDCA-25$1,625$0
    Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-32$0$0
    Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$3,025$0
    Bill MonningDCA-17$6,915$0
    John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-23$1,790$0
    Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-4$500$0
    Richard PanDCA-6$7,425$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-27$4,500$0
    Richard D. RothDCA-31$0$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-21$150$0
    Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
    Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$1,675$0
    Lois WolkDCA-3$300$0
    Kevin de LeonDCA-24$250$0

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Civil servant/public employee$41,329
    Public official (elected or appointed)$3,500
    Consumer groups$0

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

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