Citizens in Charge Foundation Applauds Governor Brown for Vetoing SB 168

Mon, Aug 1 2011 by Paul Jacob

Citizens in Charge Foundation just issued the following statement applauding Governor Brown for Vetoing Senate Bill 168:

Californians can thank Governor Jerry Brown for protecting their initiative and referendum rights. Today, Brown vetoed Senate Bill 168, which would have made it a crime to pay a person circulating a petition, or even offer anything of value or any  incentive, based on the number of signatures gathered on a petition.

As Gov. Brown argued in his veto message, SB 168 would have make ”˜productivity goals a crime’ and ”˜drive up the cost of circulating ballot measures, thereby further favoring the wealthiest interests.’