2009-2010 2nd extraordinary session

SBx2 12 ( Steinberg )

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Chaptered Feb. 20, 2009
Secretary of State
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Location: Governor Governor
Feb. 20, 2009
Approved by Governor.
 Version: Chaptered
Feb. 19, 2009
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 73
Noes: 4
Abstain: 3
Feb. 19, 2009
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 73. Noes 4. Page 66.) To Senate.
 Version: Enrolled
Feb. 15, 2009
Feb. 15, 2009
Read second time. To third reading.
Feb. 14, 2009
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 35
Noes: 3
Abstain: 1
Feb. 14, 2009
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 22. Noes 13. Page 42.)
 Vote: Sen Budget and Fiscal Review
Ayes: 22
Noes: 13
Abstain: 5
 Version: Amended Senate
Feb. 12, 2009
Placed on third reading.
Feb. 11, 2009
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS.
 Version: Introduced
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Black Bart Award Nominee " Jerry Brown is Riding High
Fox & Hounds Daily, Dec. 16, 2014
Connecting California Columnist and Editor, Zcalo Public Square, Fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University and co-author of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It (UC Press, 2010) Yes, there were many other candidates for the 2014 Black Bart award. John Chiang won a new office and improved his chances in future Democratic contests. ...

2016 election poised for initiative avalanche
San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 11, 2014
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Initiative Reform is Only the First Step for the Think Long Committee
Fox & Hounds Daily, Oct. 8, 2014
Sr. Advisor, Berggruen Institute on Governance, Think Long Committee for California Governor Brown signs SB 1253 with representatives of the initiative reform coalition. The author, Nathan Gardels, is on the far left. The passage of SB1253 by a wide bi-partisan margin in the Legislature, and its signature into law by Governor Jerry Brown, marks a milestone for Californias 100 year- ...

NEW: Initiative reform " one bridge short
CalWatchdog, Oct. 4, 2014
October 4, 2014 - By Joel Fox As someone who participated in the working group on initiative reform package that ended up as SB1253[1]by state Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, andsigned by Gov. JerryBrown last week --I can say the bill is, well, okay as far as it goes. But to invert a title used for a World War II book,A Bridge Too Far[2]--which tells the story of the Allies trying to go ...

Ben Boychuk: Initiative reform doesn’t fix the real problem
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, Oct. 4, 2014
Whats wrong with Californias initiative and referendum process? Plenty. Voters often have too many questions to decide mercifully, just six this November on subjects too arcane or too technical to grasp easily. Id wager that two-thirds of statewide ballot measures would be unnecessary with a responsible Legislature and a courageous governor.Instead we have the representatives we deserve and a ...

Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, Sept. 30, 2014
California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year.The governor rejected several new ethics proposals, passed in the wake of corruption scandals that have plagued the state Senate, saying the ...

California's initiative process could become more enlightened under this new law
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, Sept. 30, 2014
It turns out that a legislative hearing can be simultaneously enlightening and pointless. Take, for example, Monday's hearing in Sacramento on Proposition 46, the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to increase the cap on medical malpractice damages, and Thursday's on Proposition 47, the initiative to change criminal sentencing.The numerous committees conducting the joint hearings can't add to or change ...

Gov. Brown signs bill to reform initiative process
Contra Costa Times - Politics, Sept. 28, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday a bill that he said will modernize California's century-old initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures. The legislation by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will allow for negotiations between initiative proponents and the Legislature in an attempt to avoid potentially harmful initiatives from being ...

Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, Sept. 27, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year.The Democratic governor also approved a new law to limit suspensions and expulsions of students who "willfully defy" teachers and administrators, and he vetoed $100 million that lawmakers had ...

Jerry Brown signs initiative changes into law
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 27, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday giving the proponents of California ballot initiatives more time to collect signatures and allowing them to withdraw their initiatives or add amendments.The legislation, Senate Bill 1253, by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, will extend to 180 days from 150 days the amount of time proponents have to circulate an ...

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