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          Date of Hearing:  April 29, 2015


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Jimmy Gomez, Chair


          AB  
          646 (McCarty) - As Amended March 26, 2015


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  YesReimbursable:   
          Yes


          SUMMARY:


          This bill provides that a voter's registration forwarded to a  
          county elections official by a different county elections  
          official is effective for all elections occurring 15 or more  








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          days, as opposed to 29 or more days, after receipt by the county  
          elections official of the mailed or delivered affidavit of  
          registration.


          FISCAL EFFECT:


          Negligible fiscal impact, as the bill is consistent with current  
          practice in most counties.





          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose. AB 1094 (Hertzberg)/Chapter 899, Statutes of 2000,  
            moved up the voter registration deadline from 29 days prior to  
            an election to 15 days prior to an election. However, that  
            bill did not make the corresponding changes to sections of the  
            law that deal with affidavits of registration that are  
            received by the wrong county and forwarded to the elections  
            official in the voter's county of residence. AB 646 makes this  
            conforming change.



          2)Prior Legislation. AB 1201 (Fong) of 2011, an identical bill,  
            passed the Assembly but was never heard in Senate Elections  
            and Constitutional Amendments.



          Analysis Prepared by:Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081










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