BILL NUMBER: AB 120 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 11 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 29, 2016 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR APRIL 29, 2016 PASSED THE SENATE APRIL 28, 2016 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY APRIL 28, 2016 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 21, 2016 INTRODUCED BY Committee on Budget (Ting (Chair), Bloom, Bonta, Campos, Chiu, Cooper, Gordon, Holden, Irwin, McCarty, Mullin, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Rodriguez, Thurmond, and Williams)) JANUARY 9, 2015 An act to amend the Budget Act of 2015 (Chapters 10 and 11 of the Statutes of 2015), by adding Item 0890-101-0001 to Section 2.00 of, and amending Section 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 120, Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2015. The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated specified amounts for support of the state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 to appropriate an additional $16,288,000 to the Secretary of State for a specified purpose. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill. Appropriation: yes. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Item 0890-101-0001 is added to Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2015, to read: 0890-101-0001--For local assistance, Secretary of State.......................... 16,288,000 Schedule: (1) 0705-Elections........ 16,288,000 Provisions: 1. The funds appropriated in this item are for the support of counties that request assistance for costs incurred between April 26, 2016, and July 15, 2016, inclusive, in conducting the June 7, 2016, primary election simultaneously with completing statewide initiative signature verifications in a timely manner. The Controller shall reimburse a county that requests assistance with costs incurred conducting the June 7, 2016, primary election and verifying statewide initiative signatures in an amount not to exceed that established by a formula created by the Secretary of State based on the total number of signatures submitted to the requesting county and the number of eligible voters in that county. This formula shall be provided to each county by May 1, 2016. 2. To be eligible for the reimbursement of costs provided for in this item, a county elections official shall do all of the following: (a) Comply with Sections 12223, 12224, 12286, 14102, 14103, 14104, 14105, 14105.1, 14300, and 14310 of the Elections Code with respect to the June 7, 2016, primary election. (b) Demonstrate that for all statewide initiative petitions filed in that county on or before May 20, 2016, (1) the county completed the determination pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 9030 of the Elections Code and provided the total number of signatures for each petition to the Secretary of State no later than May 27, 2016; and (2) the county completed the determination pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 9030 of the Elections Code and provided the results of the random sampling for each petition to the Secretary of State no later than 12:00 p.m. on June 30, 2016. (c) Prepare, sign, and certify as true and accurate a report that identifies costs related to the June 7, 2016, primary election and verifying statewide initiative verifications, and, on or before August 1, 2016, submit to the Controller the report, detailed invoices with supporting documentation, including timesheets and salary information, and any other information the Controller requires in order to verify (1) the county's costs incurred conducting the June 7, 2016, primary election and verifying statewide initiative signatures, in an amount not to exceed that established for the county in the Secretary of State's formula; and (2) the county's compliance with the requirements of this item. 3. Upon receipt of a report pursuant to subdivision (c) of Provision 2 that is signed and certified as true and accurate by the county elections official, the Controller shall reimburse the county for the costs specified in this item related to conducting the June 7, 2016, primary election and verifying statewide initiative signatures. 4. Of the funds appropriated in this item, up to $115,000 shall be provided to the Secretary of State for state operations costs in support of county June 7, 2016, primary election and statewide initiative signature verification efforts. SEC. 2. Section 39.00 of the Budget Act of 2015 is amended to read: Sec. 39.00. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the following bills are other bills providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution: AB 94, AB 95, AB 104, AB 105, AB 106, AB 107, AB 108, AB 109, AB 110, AB 111, AB 112, AB 113, AB 114, AB 115, AB 116, AB 117, AB 118, AB 119, AB 121, AB 122, AB 123, AB 124, AB 125, AB 127, AB 128, AB 129, AB 130, AB 131, AB 132, AB 134, AB 135, AB 136, AB 137, AB 138, SB 70, SB 71, SB 72, SB 73, SB 74, SB 75, SB 76, SB 77, SB 78, SB 79, SB 80, SB 81, SB 82, SB 83, SB 84, SB 85, SB 86, SB 87, SB 88, SB 89, SB 90, SB 91, SB 92, SB 94, SB 95, SB 96, SB 98, SB 99, SB 100, SB 102, SB 103, SB 104, SB 105, SB 106, SB 107, SB 108, and SB 109, in the form that these bills existed at the time that the act amending this section of the Budget Act of 2015 took effect. SEC. 3. This act is a Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (c) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall take effect immediately.