AB 453

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 27, 2023
  • Senate
  • Governor

District-based elections.

Bill Subjects

District-Based Elections

Abstract

Existing law provides for political subdivisions that encompass areas of representation within the state. With respect to these areas, public officials are generally elected by all of the voters of the political subdivision (at-large) or by districts formed within the political subdivision (district-based) . Existing law requires a political subdivision that changes from an at-large method of election to a district-based election, or that establishes district-based elections, to perform various actions before a public hearing at which it votes upon an ordinance establishing district-based elections. Among these actions, the political subdivision must hold at least 2 public hearings before drawing a draft map of the proposed boundaries and at least 2 public hearings after all maps are drawn, and invite the public's input at these hearings. This bill would require a public hearing concerning district-based elections, as described above, that is consolidated with a meeting of the governing body of the political subdivision that includes other substantive agenda items, to begin at a fixed time regardless of its order on the agenda. The bill would require the governing body to provide notice of the hearing to the public. Because the bill would impose additional duties on local agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 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 the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


May 10, 2023

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E. & C.A. and GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E. & C.A. and GOV. & F.

Apr 27, 2023

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 1362.)

Apr 20, 2023

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 19, 2023

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 19).

Mar 29, 2023

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 15, 2023

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 15). Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Feb 17, 2023

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on ELECTIONS and L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on ELECTIONS and L. GOV.

Feb 07, 2023

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 9.

Feb 06, 2023

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB453 HTML
02/06/23 - Introduced PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/13/23- Assembly Elections PDF
03/28/23- Assembly Local Government PDF
04/18/23- Assembly Appropriations PDF

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