2009-2010 2nd extraordinary session

SBx2 12 ( Steinberg )

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Status:
Chaptered Feb. 20, 2009
Chaptered  
Location:
Secretary of State
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Appropriations
Local program
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Tax levy
Two Thirds
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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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Initiative reform law faces key test with guns
Inland Daily Bulletin, May 14, 2016
SACRAMENTO >> A little-known yet revolutionary new state law aimed at modernizing Californias initiative system -- which paved the way for a higher minimum wage -- will soon face a second, tougher test as legislators attempt to tighten rules for gun owners.Before the bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, the states cherished system of direct democracy had changed very little in the ...

Initiative reform law faces key test with guns
L.A. Daily News, May 14, 2016
SACRAMENTO >> A little-known yet revolutionary new state law aimed at modernizing Californias initiative system -- which paved the way for a higher minimum wage -- will soon face a second, tougher test as legislators attempt to tighten rules for gun owners.Before the bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, the states cherished system of direct democracy had changed very little in the ...

California ballot: Is a new law that allows activists to yank measures working?
Contra Costa Times - Politics, May 12, 2016
SACRAMENTO -- A little-known yet revolutionary new state law aimed at modernizing California's initiative system --which paved the way for a higher minimum wage -- will soon face a second, tougher test as legislators attempt to tighten rules for gun owners.Before the bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, the state's cherished system of direct democracy had changed very little in the ...

California ballot: Is a new law that allows activists to yank measures working?
San Jose Mercury News, May 12, 2016
SACRAMENTO -- A little-known yet revolutionary new state law aimed at modernizing California's initiative system --which paved the way for a higher minimum wage -- will soon face a second, tougher test as legislators attempt to tighten rules for gun owners.Before the bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, the state's cherished system of direct democracy had changed very little in the ...

Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: California's minimum wage plan a fair compromise
Bay Area News Group - East Bay - Opinion, April 1, 2016
Take a bow, Darrell Steinberg.Two years after the former Senate president pro tempore departed from the Legislature, one of his final bills helped California lawmakers pass a minimum-wage increase Thursday and prevent a costly, divisive and potentially damaging ballot initiative fight this fall.The deal negotiated with Gov. Jerry Brown -- with bipartisan, if in some cases grudging, support -- ...

Update public's knowledge of money in California politics
L.A. Daily News - Editorials, March 16, 2016
Sen. Bob Hertzberg chose, appropriately, the first weekday of Sunshine Week to announce his bill that would shed much more light on Californias political campaign money. Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, on Monday touted his Senate Bill 1349, which would drag Cal-Access -- the states system that allows the public to check up on lobbyists and campaign donors and recipients -- out of the digital dark ages of ...

For California ballot initiatives, 2016 will be big -- and better?
L.A. Daily News - Editorials, Nov. 20, 2015
Direct democracy has been a big part of California politics for more than a century. Sometimes so big that statewide initiatives take up most of an election ballot.Thats likely to be true a year from now. November 2016 will feature races for president, U.S. Senate, the House, the state Legislature, county and local offices. But the bulk of the California ballot booklet will be perhaps dozens of ...

A how-to guide for legalizing pot
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, July 25, 2015
A panel of academic, legal and law enforcement experts led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has produced a sensible set of recommendations on how California should legalize recreational marijuana, if thats the path we choose.Unfortunately, theres no guarantee these smart policies will be built into any of the legalization initiatives possibly headed to the November 2016 ballot.A new initiative reform, ...

Supervisor wants S.F. to follow state on reforming initiatives
San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 11, 2015
Marisa Lago, San Francisco Chronicle By Marisa Lagos Updated 5:22pm, Sunday, January 11, 2015 San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener[1] wants to take a cue from state leaders who last year approved major changes aimed at improving the states sometimes unwieldy ballot initiative process. Wiener is crafting local legislation similar to SB1253, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown[2] in ...

NEW: CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room
CalWatchdog, Jan. 1, 2015
January 1, 2015 - By Chris Reed The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on initiative reforms that take effect[1] today. After more than a century in Californias political spotlight, the states initiative process will be getting a major revise next year. Even more surprising, both Democrats[2] and Republicans in the famously partisan Legislature are happy to see it happen. While ...



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