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                                                                  AB 46
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          AB 46 (Monning)
          As Amended  June 14, 2010
          2/3 vote.  Urgency
          |ASSEMBLY:  |     |(June 1, 2009)  |SENATE: |33-0 |(June 17,      |
          |           |     |                |        |     |2010)          |
               (vote not relevant)

          Original Committee Reference:    U. & C.  

           SUMMARY  :  Provides flexibility to elections officials in four  
          California counties to conduct separate manual tallies of  
          polling place ballots and vote by mail (VBM) ballots for  
          elections held on three specified dates. 
          The Senate amendments  delete the Assembly version of this bill,  
          and instead:
           1)Authorize an official who conducts an election in San Luis  
            Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, or Santa Cruz County that  
            takes place on June 8, 2010, June 22, 2010, or August 17,  
            2010, to conduct a public manual tally of ballots tabulated by  
            the voting system used in the election by completing the  

             a)   A public manual tally of ballots cast at the polling  
               place in one percent of the precincts, excluding all VBM  
               ballots; and, 

             b)   A separate public manual tally of not less than one  
               percent of the VBM ballots.

          2)Provide that an official who conducts a public manual tally of  
            ballots using the procedure outlined above for an election  
            does not need to conduct a public manual tally of the ballots  
            cast in one percent of precincts, including all VBM ballots,  
            for that election.

          3)Add an urgency clause.

          4)Add a January 1, 2011 sunset clause.


                                                                 AB 46
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          AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill extended the sunset date on  
          both Energy Conservation Assistance Account and the Local  
          Jurisdiction Energy Assistance Account, to January 1, 2020.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  Keyed non-fiscal by the Legislative Counsel.

           COMMENTS  :  This bill was substantially amended in the Senate and  
          the Assembly-approved provisions of this bill were deleted.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Ethan Jones / E. R./ (916) 319-2094
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