BILL NUMBER: AB 80	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 14, 2011
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  APRIL 11, 2011
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 3, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Fong
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Ammiano, Garrick, Gorell, Huffman,
and Bonnie Lowenthal)

                        JANUARY 3, 2011

   An act to amend Sections 340, 1000, 1001, and 1202 of the
Elections Code, relating to elections.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 80, Fong. Presidential primary: election date.
   Existing law provides that the presidential primary election is to
be held on the first Tuesday in February of those years in which a
national presidential election is to be held.
   This bill would change the date of the presidential primary
election to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June of
presidential election years and would consolidate the presidential
primary election with the statewide direct primary election.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 340 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
   340.  "Presidential primary" is the primary election that is held
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in any year that
is evenly divisible by the number four, and at which delegations to
national party conventions are to be chosen.
  SEC. 2.  Section 1000 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
   1000.  The established election dates in each year are as follows:

   (a) The second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year.
   (b) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each
odd-numbered year.
   (c) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in each year.

   (d) The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each
year.
  SEC. 3.  Section 1001 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
   1001.  Elections held in June and November of each even-numbered
year are statewide elections and the dates of those elections are
statewide election dates.
  SEC. 4.  Section 1202 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
   1202.  The presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in June in any year that is evenly divisible
by the number four, and shall be consolidated with the statewide
direct primary held in that year.