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California Senate Bill 408 (2007)

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California Senate Bill 408 was enacted by the California State Legislature in July 2007, but did not become law because it was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger, when he vetoed the bill, said it "unfairly limits citizens' rights."

The bill, had it passed, would have:

Specifically, the law would have prohibited a person from circulating a state initiative or referendum petition unless that person is a voter or was qualified to register to vote in the state at the time of the most recent established election date. On the affidavit portion of the petition, each circulator would have had to indicate how long they had lived at the residence address they list.


The bill was supported by AFSCME.[1] It was opposed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

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