SB 798
Creates new penalties for signing false names on petitions
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Last Action:
1/28/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 798 - Under current law, a person who is convicted of signing any name other than their own on an initiative or referendum petition is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not to exceed one year or up to a $10,000 fine, or both.

Under this act, a person who commits such an act is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment up to five years or a $2,500 fine, or both.

This act is identical to SB 1077 (2006), and SB 367 (2007).