Inglewood, CA (PressExposure) October 03, 2007 -- Many voters in California may soon be able to breathe a sign of relief if the Governor signs AB 603 authored by Assemblymember Curren D. Price, Jr.
Price's legislation would extend the sunset date of a bill which gives victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking an opportunity to know that their personal and residential information is confidential until January 1, 2013. The measure also covers reproductive health care workers, employees, volunteers, and patients.
Assemblymember Price indicated that he was concerned that the voter registration portion was inconsistent with the rest of the Safe At Home program. The Safe At Home Program requires any person filing with the county elections official a new affidavit of registration or re-registration may have the information relating to his or her residence address, telephone number, and e-mail address appearing on the affidavit declared confidential upon presentation of certification. By authoring AB 603, Price wants to help prevent an important aspect of the program from ending prematurely on January 1, 2008.
The bill received unanimous bipartisan support in both houses and was co-authored by Assemblymembers Villines (R-Fresno) and Senator Corbett (D-San Leandro). Many local and national organizations support this measure including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the California National Organization for Women. The Secretary of State also supports the passage of this vital legislation. You are encouraged to write the Governor to sign AB 603 into law.