AB 1121 - An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 2 (Commencing with Section 10050) to Part 1 of Division 10 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Elections: ranked voting. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides procedures for the nomination of candidates for elective offices in general law cities. It specifies the procedures for the conduct of the election, the canvass of ballots, and certification of persons elected to office. Related provisions require the holding of a runoff election if no candidate has been elected at the municipal election. Existing law provides that a vacancy… More
Existing law provides procedures for the nomination of candidates for elective offices in general law cities. It specifies the procedures for the conduct of the election, the canvass of ballots, and certification of persons elected to office. Related provisions require the holding of a runoff election if no candidate has been elected at the municipal election. Existing law provides that a vacancy in an elective office may be filled by appointment at a special election or at the next regular municipal election. Under existing law, the Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state and is required to administer the provisions of the Elections Code.

This bill would authorize the Secretary of State to approve not more than 12 cities or counties, in total, to conduct a local election using ranked voting if specified conditions are met. The bill would specify requirements for using ranked voting in both a single-candidate election and a multiple-candidate election. The bill would require local elections officials to make certain reports relating to ranked voting elections and would also require those cities and counties to report on the success of conducting those elections to the Legislative Analyst, who would be required to report to the Legislature and make recommendations on the ranked voting elections. The bill would end the authority of cities and counties to adopt ranked voting on January 1, 2019, unless a later statute enacted prior to January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date, but would allow such elections to be conducted until January 1, 2024. Hide
 
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The bill was voted on by the Senate on September 10, 2009. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 1, 2009.

voted YES: 45 voted NO: 30
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 2 (Commencing with Section 10050) to Part 1 of Division 10 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

AB 1121 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides procedures for the nomination of candidates for elective offices in general law cities. It specifies the procedures for the conduct of the election, the canvass of ballots, and certification of persons elected to office. Related provisions require the holding of a runoff election if no candidate has been elected at the municipal election. Existing law provides that a vacancy in an elective office may be filled by appointment at a special election or at the next regular municipal election. Under existing law, the Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state and is required to administer the provisions of the Elections Code.

This bill would authorize the Secretary of State to approve not more than 12 cities or counties, in total, to conduct a local election using ranked voting if specified conditions are met. The bill would specify requirements for using ranked voting in both a single-candidate election and a multiple-candidate election. The bill would require local elections officials to make certain reports relating to ranked voting elections and would also require those cities and counties to report on the success of conducting… More
Existing law provides procedures for the nomination of candidates for elective offices in general law cities. It specifies the procedures for the conduct of the election, the canvass of ballots, and certification of persons elected to office. Related provisions require the holding of a runoff election if no candidate has been elected at the municipal election. Existing law provides that a vacancy in an elective office may be filled by appointment at a special election or at the next regular municipal election. Under existing law, the Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state and is required to administer the provisions of the Elections Code.

This bill would authorize the Secretary of State to approve not more than 12 cities or counties, in total, to conduct a local election using ranked voting if specified conditions are met. The bill would specify requirements for using ranked voting in both a single-candidate election and a multiple-candidate election. The bill would require local elections officials to make certain reports relating to ranked voting elections and would also require those cities and counties to report on the success of conducting those elections to the Legislative Analyst, who would be required to report to the Legislature and make recommendations on the ranked voting elections. The bill would end the authority of cities and counties to adopt ranked voting on January 1, 2019, unless a later statute enacted prior to January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date, but would allow such elections to be conducted until January 1, 2024. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add and Repeal Chapter 2 (Commencing with Section 10050) to Part 1 of Division 10 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.
Author(s)
Mike Davis
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Elections: ranked voting
Major Actions
Introduced2/27/2009
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting4/21/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2009
Passed Assembly6/01/2009
Passed Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments7/07/2009
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/17/2009
Passed Senate9/03/2009
Failed passage in Senate9/03/2009
Failed passage in Senate9/10/2009
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Elections and RedistrictingDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/21/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting
5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 6 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblyAB 1121 DAVIS Assembly Third Reading6/01/2009This bill PASSED the Assembly
45 voted YES 30 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional AmendmentsDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.7/07/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments
3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/17/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 4 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis Reconsider9/03/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
36 voted YES 0 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis By Hancock9/03/2009This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
19 voted YES 19 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis By Hancock9/10/2009This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
20 voted YES 19 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/27/2009
2/27/2009Introduced. To print.
3/01/2009From printer. May be heard in committee March 30.
3/02/2009Read first time.
3/26/2009Referred to Com. on E. & R.
select this voteVote4/21/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/27/2009From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (April 21).
4/28/2009Read second time and amended.
4/29/2009Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/13/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
5/20/2009In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
select this voteVote5/28/2009Do pass.
5/29/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 10. Noes 6.) (May 28). Read second time. To third reading.
6/01/2009Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 45. Noes 30. Page 1886.)
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2009AB 1121 DAVIS Assembly Third Reading
6/02/2009In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
6/11/2009Referred to Com. on E., R., & C.A.
7/02/2009From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E., R., & C.A.
select this voteVote7/07/2009Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/13/2009From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 2.) (July 7).
7/14/2009Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/17/2009Do pass as amended.
8/24/2009From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (August 17).
8/25/2009Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
9/03/2009Read third time, passage refused. (Ayes 19. Noes 19. Page 2173.) Motion to reconsider made by Senator Hancock. Reconsideration granted. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 2173.)
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/03/2009Assembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis Reconsider
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/03/2009Assembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis By Hancock
9/10/2009Read third time, passage refused. (Ayes 20. Noes 19. Page 2394.)
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/10/2009Assembly 3rd Reading AB1121 Davis By Hancock

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Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$0Yes
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0No
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Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$0No
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Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0Yes
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Dave JonesDCA-9$0$0Yes
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$0No
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Ted LieuDCA-53$0$0Yes
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Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$0Yes
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0Yes
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Curren PriceDCA-51$0$0Yes
Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
Mary SalasDCA-79$0$0Yes
Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
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Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0Yes
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Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
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