BILL NUMBER: AB 787	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 15, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hill

                        FEBRUARY 26, 2009

   An act to add Section 3011.5 to the Elections Code, relating to
elections.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 787, as amended, Hill.  State Commission on Juvenile
Justice: report.   Elections: vote by mail ballots.

   (1) Existing law authorizes an eligible voter to vote by a vote by
mail ballot and to become a permanent vote by mail voter upon
satisfying specified application requirements.
   The bill would require, if the elections official determines that
more than one first-class stamp or the equivalent postage is required
to return a vote by mail ballot, that the elections official provide
a notification to the voter of how many first-class stamps or the
equivalent postage is required.
   By increasing the duties of local elections officials, the bill
would impose a state-mandated local program.
   (2) 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.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 3011.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

   3011.5.   (a   )    If the elections
official determines that more than one first-class stamp or the
equivalent postage is required to return a vote by mail ballot, the
elections official shall provide a notification to the voter of how
many first-class stamps or the equivalent postage is required. 
   (b) The elections official shall use the most cost-effective means
available to notify the voter pursuant to subdivision (a) of the
need for additional postage. 
  SEC. 2.  If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this
act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local
agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant
to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of
the Government Code.