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Yee Appointed to Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments
June 14, 2012
Senator Yee also appointed to Governance and Finance Committee
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) was appointed by the Rules Committee to two additional Senate Committees – the Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments and the Committee on Governance and Finance.
“I am looking forward to serving on these important committees,” said Yee. “While we have made great strides to increase participation in our democracy, there is still much more to be done and the Senate Elections Committee will play a critical role in that work.”
This session, Yee is authoring legislation to increase fees required of registered lobbyists and political committees in order to finance the maintenance of the state’s database that tracks campaign contributions and lobbying activity known as Cal-Access (SB 1001).
In addition, Yee’s Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 – to ensure public entities follow requirements to post agendas and to disclose any actions taken – is currently pending in the Assembly.
Yee is also authoring two legislative resolutions – declaring Voter Registration Day and opposing voter intimidation laws across the country.
In 2011, Yee authored the law (SB 397) that will bring online voter registration to California starting later this year. He authored the law (AB 1207 – 2007) to protect LGBT candidates from unfair campaign practices.
Yee also serves on the Committees on Governmental Organization, Human Services, and Labor and Industrial Relations.
Contact: Adam J. Keigwin,