VETOED	DATE: 10/11/2009

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 6 without my signature.

Requiring organizations that pay individuals to collect signatures to
register with the Secretary of State and pay a yet-to-be-determine
fee will reduce the ability of many organizations to qualify a
measure for the ballot.  Under the provisions of this bill a
"professional firm" would include grassroots organizations that pay
signature gatherers in an effort to meet the deadline to qualify a

The people of California often exercise their important role in
government oversight through the initiative, referendum and recall
process.  I cannot support a measure that places an undue burden on
reform-minded Californians.

For these reasons I am unable to sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger