SB 465

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 26, 2009
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Voter identification: proof of identity.


Existing law requires a person desiring to vote at a polling place to announce his or her name and address to a precinct board member and to write this information on the roster of voters. This bill would also require the person to present proof of his or her identity to a member of the precinct board before receiving a ballot. The bill would require the proof of identity to contain the person's name and photograph, to be either unexpired or expired after the last general election, and to be issued by the United States, the State of California, or a tribal government. The bill would permit a voter who is unable to present proof of identity to cast a provisional ballot and would require the voter to provide identification to the county registrar of voters within 5 business days of voting. The bill, by requiring county elections officials to perform new duties, would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Bill Sponsors (16)



Feb 01, 2010


Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Jan 05, 2010


Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee.

Dec 17, 2009


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., R., & C.A.

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on E., R., & C.A.

Dec 11, 2009


Set for hearing January 5.

Apr 20, 2009


Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 02, 2009


Set for hearing April 21.

Mar 12, 2009


To Com. on E., R. & C.A.

Feb 27, 2009


From print. May be acted upon on or after March 28.

Feb 26, 2009


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

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02/26/09 - Introduced PDF
12/17/09 - Amended Senate PDF

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