SB 844

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 08, 2014
  • Passed Senate May 28, 2014
  • Passed Assembly Aug 25, 2014
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2014

Elections: ballot measure contributions.

Abstract

Existing law requires each campaign committee formed or existing primarily to support or oppose a statewide ballot measure to file with the Secretary of State periodic reports identifying the sources and amounts of contributions received during specified periods. Existing law, including the Political Reform Act of 1974, also specifies information required to be included in the state ballot pamphlet for each statewide ballot measure to be voted upon. This bill would require the Secretary of State to create an Internet Web site, or use other available technology, to consolidate information about each ballot measure in a manner that is easy for voters to access and understand. The Internet Web site would be required to include a summary of each ballot measure, the total amount of reported contributions made to support or oppose a ballot measure, and a list of a committee's top 10 contributors, as specified. The bill would require the state ballot pamphlet to include for each ballot measure a printed statement that refers voters to the Secretary of State's Internet Web site for a list of committees primarily formed to support or oppose a ballot measure, and information on how to access the committee's top 10 contributors. This bill would incorporate additional changes in Section 9082.7 of the Elections Code proposed by SB 1253, that would become operative only if SB 1253 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2015, and this bill is chaptered last. The bill would, contingent upon the enactment of SB 1442, incorporate additional changes. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, generally provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act's purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. The act also provides that, notwithstanding this requirement, the Legislature may add to the ballot pamphlet information regarding candidates or other information. This bill, which would permit or require additional information to be included in the ballot pamphlet, would therefore require a majority vote.

Bill Sponsors (13)

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Sep 30, 2014

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 920, Statutes of 2014.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 02, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11 a.m.

Aug 26, 2014

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4872.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 25, 2014

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 78. Noes 1. Page 6416.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 21, 2014

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended. (Page 6284.)

Aug 19, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 18, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 14, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (August 14).

Aug 06, 2014

Assembly

Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 04, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 25, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (June 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 17, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

Jun 10, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

Jun 05, 2014

Assembly

Referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

May 29, 2014

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 28, 2014

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 3656.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 27, 2014

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

May 23, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 3703.) (May 23).

May 16, 2014

Senate

Set for hearing May 23.

May 12, 2014

Senate

Placed on APPR. suspense file.

May 06, 2014

Senate

Set for hearing May 12.

May 05, 2014

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 01, 2014

Senate

Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 28, 2014

Senate

Set for hearing April 7.

Mar 19, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 2927.) (March 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Mar 12, 2014

Senate

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

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

Feb 28, 2014

Senate

Set for hearing March 18.

Jan 23, 2014

Senate

Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & C.A.

Jan 09, 2014

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 8.

Jan 08, 2014

Senate

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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
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01/08/14 - Introduced PDF
03/12/14 - Amended Senate PDF
05/05/14 - Amended Senate PDF
05/27/14 - Amended Senate PDF
06/10/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/17/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/04/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/18/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/21/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/28/14 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/14 - Chaptered PDF

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