AB 2265

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 05, 2016
  • Passed Senate Jun 30, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Jul 25, 2016

County ballot measures: impartial analysis.


Existing law requires the county counsel or district attorney of a county in which an election on a county measure is to be held to prepare an impartial analysis of the measure showing the effect of the measure on the existing law and the operation of the measure. Existing law requires the analysis to include a statement indicating whether the measure was placed on the ballot by a petition signed by the requisite number of voters or by the board of supervisors. This bill would authorize the county counsel to prepare a summary of the impartial analysis in a format that answers the questions "What does a yes vote mean?" and "What does a no vote mean?" for the measure. The bill would prohibit the summary from exceeding 75 words for each question and would authorize the summary information to be included in the voter information portion of the sample ballot.

Bill Sponsors (2)



Jul 25, 2016

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 104, Statutes of 2016.

Jul 11, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Jun 30, 2016


In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 4643.).

Jun 13, 2016


Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Jun 09, 2016


From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 8).

May 19, 2016


In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 12, 2016


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

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

May 05, 2016


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 4689.)

Apr 28, 2016


Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 27, 2016


From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 27).

Mar 03, 2016


Referred to Com. on E. & R.

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

Feb 19, 2016


From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 18, 2016


Read first time. To print.

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02/18/16 - Introduced PDF
07/07/16 - Enrolled PDF
07/25/16 - Chaptered PDF

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