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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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 ...

State's ballot initiative process remade, and both parties agree
San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 28, 2014
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Black Bart Award Nominee " Jerry Brown is Riding High
Fox & Hounds Daily, Dec. 16, 2014
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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 ...

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