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SB 35 - An Act to Add Section 2197 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 2400) to Division 2 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Voter Registration.

Voter registration agencies. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requires each state to establish procedures to register voters by application in person at certain federal, state, or nongovernmental agencies designated by state law as voter registration agencies.

This bill would establish procedures to register voters in accordance with the act, and would require voter registration… More
Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requires each state to establish procedures to register voters by application in person at certain federal, state, or nongovernmental agencies designated by state law as voter registration agencies.

This bill would establish procedures to register voters in accordance with the act, and would require voter registration agencies to perform specified tasks related to voter registration. This bill would require the Secretary of State and county elections officials to coordinate with the voter registration agencies, as specified.

Existing law requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with county elections officials, to design and make available on his or her Internet Web site an affidavit of voter registration. Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, provides for state departments of motor vehicles to make voter registration information and materials available to an applicant for a driver’s license and other vehicular documents. Existing state law provides that a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver’s license or state identification card may submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. Existing state law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of State to develop a process and the infrastructure to allow a person who is qualified to register to vote in the state to register to vote online.

This bill would require a voter registration agency that allows a person to apply online for service or assistance, or to submit a recertification, renewal, or change of address form relating to the service or assistance, to implement a process and the infrastructure that allows an applicant to electronically submit a voter preference form, as defined, and to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. This bill also would require the California Health Benefit Exchange, no later than July 1, 2014, to implement a process and the infrastructure to allow a person who applies online for service or assistance, or who submits a recertification, renewal, or change of address form relating to the voter registration service or assistance online, to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State.

By requiring additional duties of county elections officials and local agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 31, 2012.

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 14
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 2197 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 2400) to Division 2 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Voter Registration.

SB 35 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requires each state to establish procedures to register voters by application in person at certain federal, state, or nongovernmental agencies designated by state law as voter registration agencies.

This bill would establish procedures to register voters in accordance with the act, and would require voter registration agencies to perform specified tasks related to voter registration. This bill would require the Secretary of State and county elections officials to coordinate with the voter registration agencies, as specified.

Existing law requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with county elections officials, to design and make available on his or her Internet Web site an affidavit of voter registration. Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, provides for state departments of motor vehicles to make voter registration information and materials available to an applicant for a driver’s license and other vehicular documents. Existing state law provides that a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver’s license or… More
Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requires each state to establish procedures to register voters by application in person at certain federal, state, or nongovernmental agencies designated by state law as voter registration agencies.

This bill would establish procedures to register voters in accordance with the act, and would require voter registration agencies to perform specified tasks related to voter registration. This bill would require the Secretary of State and county elections officials to coordinate with the voter registration agencies, as specified.

Existing law requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with county elections officials, to design and make available on his or her Internet Web site an affidavit of voter registration. Existing law, the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, provides for state departments of motor vehicles to make voter registration information and materials available to an applicant for a driver’s license and other vehicular documents. Existing state law provides that a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver’s license or state identification card may submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. Existing state law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of State to develop a process and the infrastructure to allow a person who is qualified to register to vote in the state to register to vote online.

This bill would require a voter registration agency that allows a person to apply online for service or assistance, or to submit a recertification, renewal, or change of address form relating to the service or assistance, to implement a process and the infrastructure that allows an applicant to electronically submit a voter preference form, as defined, and to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. This bill also would require the California Health Benefit Exchange, no later than July 1, 2014, to implement a process and the infrastructure to allow a person who applies online for service or assistance, or who submits a recertification, renewal, or change of address form relating to the voter registration service or assistance online, to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State.

By requiring additional duties of county elections officials and local agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 2197 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 2400) to Division 2 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Voter Registration.
Author(s)
Alex Padilla
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Voter registration agencies
    Major Actions
    Introduced12/06/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications5/03/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/16/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/26/2011
    Passed Senate6/02/2011
    Failed passage in Assembly Committee on Natural Resources6/27/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources6/27/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources7/06/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting7/03/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/16/2012
    Passed Assembly8/23/2012
    Passed Assembly8/27/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments8/30/2012
    Passed Senate8/31/2012
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/11/2012
    Became law (chaptered).9/24/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.5/03/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.5/16/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/26/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB35 Padilla6/02/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    29 voted YES 8 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Utilities and Commerce.6/27/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
    4 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesSet first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.6/27/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesAmend, and re-refer to the Committee on Natural Resources.7/06/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Elections and RedistrictingDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.7/03/2012This 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 as amended.8/16/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 35 Padilla Senate Third Reading By SWANSON Amend By SWANSON Set #18/23/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    52 voted YES 27 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblySB 35 Padilla Senate Third Reading By SWANSON8/27/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    52 voted YES 27 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional AmendmentsFrom committee: That the Assembly Amendments be concurred in.8/30/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB35 Padilla Concurrence8/31/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    21 voted YES 14 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced12/06/2010
    12/06/2010Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    12/07/2010From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 6.
    1/20/2011Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
    3/15/2011Set for hearing April 28.
    4/11/2011Hearing postponed by committee.
    4/12/2011Set for hearing May 3.
    4/26/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
    select this voteVote5/03/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/04/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 857.) (May 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/06/2011Set for hearing May 16.
    select this voteVote5/16/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    5/16/2011Placed on APPR. suspense file.
    5/20/2011Set for hearing May 26.
    select this voteVote5/26/2011Do pass as amended.
    5/27/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 2. Page 1111.) (May 26).
    5/31/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    6/02/2011Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 29. Noes 8. Page 1267.) Ordered to the Assembly.
    6/02/2011In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/02/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB35 Padilla
    6/16/2011Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    6/20/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    6/27/2011Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee. Reconsideration granted.
    select this voteVote6/27/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
    select this voteVote6/27/2011Set first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
    7/05/2011Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 2177.)
    select this voteVote7/06/2011Amend, and re-refer to the Committee on Natural Resources.
    7/07/2011From committee: Amend and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 6).
    7/11/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    6/21/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    6/27/2012Re-referred to Com. on E. & R. From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E. & R.
    select this voteVote7/03/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/05/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (July 3). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/06/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/08/2012Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    8/16/2012From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (August 16).
    select this voteVote8/16/2012Do pass as amended.
    8/20/2012Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    8/21/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/23/2012Read third time and amended. (Ayes 52. Noes 27. Page 6169.) Ordered to third reading.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/23/2012SB 35 Padilla Senate Third Reading By SWANSON Amend By SWANSON Set #1
    8/27/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 52. Noes 27. Page 6347.) Ordered to the Senate.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/27/2012SB 35 Padilla Senate Third Reading By SWANSON
    8/28/2012In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
    8/29/2012Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 4923.) Re-referred to Com. on E. & C.A.
    8/30/2012Set for hearing August 30. From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 5043.)
    select this voteVote8/30/2012From committee: That the Assembly Amendments be concurred in.
    8/31/2012Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 21. Noes 14. Page 5077.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/31/2012Unfinished Business SB35 Padilla Concurrence
    9/11/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
    9/24/2012Approved by the Governor.
    9/24/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 505, Statutes of 2012.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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    An Act to Add Section 2197 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 2400) to Division 2 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Voter Registration.: Unfinished Business SB35 Padilla Concurrence

    19 organizations supported this bill

    American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
    Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting (2012, July 2). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 10, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Association of Clerks and Election Officials
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Biomass Energy Alliance
    Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2011, May 2). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 14, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Common Cause
    Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting (2012, July 2). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 10, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Student Association
    Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting (2012, July 2). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 10, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    CALPIRG
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Demos
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Disability Rights California
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Greenlining Institute
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    League of Women Voters
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Project Vote
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    SEIU California
    Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting (2012, July 2). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 10, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    South Bay Labor Council
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    United Farm Workers
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    University of California
    Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications (2011, May 2). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 14, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Working Partnerships USA
    Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 30). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved September 16, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$1,000$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$11,439$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$28,850$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,000$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$15,900$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$7,150$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$15,300$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$21,950$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$15,230$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$16,800$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$36,775$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$15,700$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$23,900$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$12,500$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$23,250$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$12,400$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$32,250$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$21,595$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$6,900$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$400$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$20,550$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$79,744$0
    Carol LiuDCA-21$13,025$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$15,500$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$38,950$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$52,800$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$11,700$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,600$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$7,950$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$8,900$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$123,950$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$30,900$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$24,150$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$14,790$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$8,116$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$25,900$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$13,749$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$4,800$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$1,000$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$11,439$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$28,850$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,000$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$15,900$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$7,150$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$15,300$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$21,950$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$15,230$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$16,800$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$36,775$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$15,700$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$23,900$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$12,500$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$23,250$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$12,400$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$32,250$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$21,595$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$6,900$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$400$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$20,550$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$79,744$0
    Carol LiuDCA-21$13,025$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$15,500$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$38,950$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$52,800$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$11,700$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,600$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$7,950$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$8,900$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$123,950$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$30,900$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$24,150$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$14,790$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$8,116$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$25,900$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$13,749$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$4,800$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Hospitals$312,140
    Alternate energy production & services$205,150
    Education$159,320
    Labor unions$72,150
    Health & welfare policy$41,716
    Civil servant/public employee$26,787
    Women's issues$24,600
    Minority & ethnic groups$14,000
    Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$4,500
    Agricultural labor unions$0
    Consumer groups$0
    Human rights$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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