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SB 202 ( Hancock )

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Status:
Chaptered Oct. 7, 2011
Chaptered  
Location:
Secretary of State
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Location: Governor Governor
Oct. 7, 2011
Approved by the Governor.
 Version: Chaptered
Sept. 16, 2011
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Sept. 14, 2011
 Version: Enrolled
Sept. 10, 2011
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 23
Noes: 15
Abstain: 2
Sept. 10, 2011
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 23. Noes 15. Page 2486.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Sept. 9, 2011
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 45
Noes: 30
Abstain: 5
Sept. 9, 2011
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 45. Noes 30. Page 3187.) Ordered to the Senate.
 Vote: Asm Elections and Redistricting
Ayes: 5
Noes: 2
Abstain: 0
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 6
Noes: 3
Abstain: 0
Sept. 8, 2011
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.
 Version: Amended Assembly
Sept. 2, 2011
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 74
Noes: 0
Abstain: 6
Sept. 2, 2011
Re-referred to Com. on E. & R. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
 Version: Amended Assembly
Aug. 24, 2011
Aug. 22, 2011
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Aug. 18, 2011
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (August 17).
Aug. 17, 2011
 Vote: Asm Appropriations
Ayes: 12
Noes: 5
Abstain: 0
Aug. 16, 2011
July 6, 2011
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
July 5, 2011
 Vote: Asm Elections and Redistricting
Ayes: 5
Noes: 2
Abstain: 0
July 1, 2011
June 9, 2011
Referred to Com. on E. & R.
June 1, 2011
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
May 31, 2011
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 23
Noes: 14
Abstain: 3
May 31, 2011
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 1176.) Ordered to the Assembly.
May 18, 2011
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
May 17, 2011
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 1013.) (May 16).
May 16, 2011
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 6
Noes: 1
Abstain: 2
May 6, 2011
Set for hearing May 16.
May 4, 2011
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 852.) (May 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
May 3, 2011
 Vote: Sen Elections and Constitutional Amendments
Ayes: 3
Noes: 2
Abstain: 0
May 2, 2011
April 8, 2011
Set for hearing May 3.
Feb. 17, 2011
Referred to Com. on E. & C.A.
Feb. 9, 2011
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 11.
Feb. 8, 2011
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 10 (of 59):

NEW: CA GOP Going to Elephant Graveyard?
CalWatchdog, Jan. 17, 2012
... of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “Democrats lied. Voters have no trust because of SB 202, the bill gutted and amended at the end of the 2011 legislative session, and rushed through for passage by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg that monke ...

Laying down the laws
Sacramento Bee, Jan. 1, 2012
... r registration applications via computer. (Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco)November ballot measuresSB 202 restricts ballot initiatives and referendums to the November ballot, when turnout tends to be higher and more advantageous to Democrats. (Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley)New ci ...

California 745 new laws cover everything from soup to tanning beds
Ventura County Star, Dec. 31, 2011
... rbank, makes it a crime to trick seniors into voting in ways in which they did not intend. • SB 202 by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, requires that all ballot initiatives be placed only on November general election ballots. ENVIRONMENT • AB 900 by Assemblywoman Joan ...

Opinion: The time has come to make the initiative process better
Capitol Weekly, Oct. 20, 2011
... decisions on initiative measures are reflective of the entire population of California, I supported SB 202 by Sen. Loni Hancock. That bill provides that, in the future, initiative and referendum measures no longer will appear on the statewide ballot at primary elections. Instead ...

Opponents given OK to gather signatures to overturn initiatives measure
L.A. Daily News, Oct. 17, 2011
... ction -- must be submitted by Jan. 5 to qualify the referendum for the ballot. Opponents have said SB 202 curbs the public's right to participate in the initiative process. The way it passed the Legislature -- through a process known as gut-and-amend -- also drew criticism. "SB ...

Last-minute 'gut and amend' laws bypass scrutiny in California
Sacramento Bee, Oct. 17, 2011
... 6 a.m."I'm going to vote yes on this bill, but I'm absolutely not happy about it," Lieu said before SB 202 cleared the Senate on a nearly party-line vote.The governor said last week that he would "like to see things earlier in the process," but that he didn't view gut-and-amend bi ...

A.M. Reading: Rewritten bill favors labor; NY avoids layoffs; the Long Beach pension model
Sacramento Bee - The State Worker, Oct. 17, 2011
... litical proposal to change the state's election laws in ways that will favor Democrats in 2012. ... SB 202 delays a vote on the rainy-day fund until 2014 and moves initiatives, including the paycheck measure unions oppose, to the November ballot, when Democratic turnout will likel ...

Gov. Brown double crosses Republicans on SB202
San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion, Oct. 11, 2011
... Printable version: Gov. Brown double crosses Republicans on SB202 Article:Gov. Brown double crosses Republicans on SB202:/c/a/2011/10/10/ED5H1LFOQJ.DTL Article:Gov. Brown double crosses Republicans on SB202:/c/a/2011/10/10/ED5H1LFOQJ.DTL advertisement | your ad here Back to ...

At 100, California Direct Democracy Gets Facelift
KCRA 3, Oct. 10, 2011
... ss and discuss the potential impact of legislation recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.Brown signed SB 202 by Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock of Berkeley on Friday. The law moves all statewide initiatives and referendums to November general elections ballots. Previously, such votes a ...

Brown's flurry of law signing will anger cyclists, GOP, but please sharks
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8, 2011
... t after July 1 of this year must be decided in the next general election, according to the measure, SB 202, by Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley). The governor defended his position, citing figures showing that more voters participate in general elections than primaries. "The idea of ...



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