SB 283

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2015
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Elections: ballot titles and summaries.


Existing law requires the Attorney General to provide a ballot label and a ballot title for each measure to be submitted to the voters at a statewide election. Existing law requires the Attorney General to prepare a summary of the chief purposes and points of each statewide ballot measure as part of the ballot title. Existing law, including provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974, requires that the ballot pamphlet contain, among other things, the official summary prepared by the Attorney General. This bill would require the Legislative Analyst, instead of the Attorney General, to prepare the ballot label and the ballot title and summary for all measures submitted to the voters of the state. The bill would also make conforming changes. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, 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. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.

Bill Sponsors (7)


No votes to display


Feb 01, 2016


Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Jan 04, 2016


January 5 set for second hearing canceled at the request of author.

Dec 10, 2015


Set for hearing January 5.

Apr 21, 2015


April 21 hearing: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 10, 2015


Set for hearing April 21.

Apr 08, 2015


April 7 set for first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.

Mar 26, 2015


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

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

Mar 24, 2015


Set for hearing April 7.

Mar 05, 2015


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

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

Feb 20, 2015


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.

Feb 19, 2015


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

Bill Text

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02/19/15 - Introduced PDF
03/26/15 - Amended Senate PDF

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