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2007 News Releases and Advisories

Number Date Title
DB07:113 12/27/07 Eighth Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:112 12/21/07 Fifth Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB07:111 12/21/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Half-Million New California Voters Registered Since Last Presidential Primary
DB07:110 12/17/07 Fourth Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB07:109 12/17/07 'Three Strikes' Initiative Enters Circulation - 'Three Strikes' Law. Sentencing. Statute.
DB07:108 12/17/07 Two Renewable Energy Initiatives Enter Circulation
DB07:107 12/13/07 Healthcare for Veterans Initiative Enters Circulation - Shall the U.S. Government Fully Fund Healthcare for Veterans? Initiative.
DB07:106 12/13/07 Water Bond Initiative Enters Circulation - Bonds. Drinking Water. Water Conservation and Water Protection. Statute.
DB07:105 12/06/07 Dietary Supplements Tax Deduction Initiative Enters Circulation
DB07:104 12/07/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces First Ballots Ready for Military and Overseas Voters 60 Days Before California Presidential Primary Election
DB07:103 12/06/07 Third Health Care Initiative Enters Circulation - Health Care. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:102 12/05/07 Inmate Rehabilitation & Visitation Initiative Enters Circulation - Inmates. Rehabilitation and Visitation Programs. Statute.
DB07:101 11/29/07 Seventh Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:100 11/29/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Encourages Use of Popular "Easy Voter Guide" for February Primary Election
DB07:099 11/26/07 Tangible Ballots Initiative Enters Circulation - Tangible Ballots. Direct Recording Electronic Devices. Statute.
DB07:098 11/26/07 Drug Decriminalization Initiative Enters Circulation - Marijuana. Repeal of Criminal and Civil Penalties. Release from Jail. Statute.
DB07:097 11/26/07 Property Ownership Initiative Enters Circulation - Property Ownership. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:096 11/26/07 Animal-Related Initiative Enters Circulation - Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals. Statute.
DB07:095 11/26/07 Third Farm Animal-Related Initiative Enters Circulation - Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute.
DB07:094 11/21/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Prohibition on Required or Coerced Sterilization of Animals or Humans. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:093 11/21/07 Sixth Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:092 11/21/07 Animals-as-Property Initiative Enters Circulation - Recognition of Animals as Property. Constitutional Amendment.
Media Advisory 11/21/07 Secretary of State's Office to Hold Public Hearing on Top-to-Bottom Review of ES&S InkaVote Plus Voting System
DB07:091 11/21/07 Animal License Initiative Enters Circulation - Animal License Fees. Statute.
DB07:090 11/21/07 Identification Device Initiative Enters Circulation - Prohibition on Placing Information or Identification Device Under the Skin of Humans or Animals. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:089 11/20/07 Parental Notification Initiative Enters Circulation - Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:088 11/20/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Numbers to Four Referenda Certified for the February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary Election, Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by Wednesday
DB07:087 11/19/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Three More Referenda for February Primary Election Ballot
DB07:086 11/19/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Sues ES&S Over Sale of Unauthorized Equipment to California Counties
DB07:085 11/16/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Referendum for February Primary Election Ballot
DB07:084 11/15/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results Of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order On February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary Election Ballots
DB07:083 11/08/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Names Advisory Panel to Suggest Ways to Simplify State's Voter Registration Cards
DB07:082 11/07/07 Second Health Care Initiative Enters Circulation Right to Health. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:081 11/06/07 California's Elections and Education Chiefs Launch "MyVote California," Encourage Teen Civic Engagement
Media Advisory 11/05/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary Election
Media Advisory 11/02/07 California’s Elections and Education Chiefs to Launch 2008 Student Mock Election for President
DB07:080 10/30/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing For Candidate Order on AD 55 Special Election Ballots
DB07:079 10/25/07 Proposed Education Code Referendum Enters Circulation - Referendum to Overturn Amendments to Education Code.
DB07:078 10/25/07 Probe by Secretary of State Debra Bowen's Investigators Leads to Felony Charges Against Hanford Man
DB07:077 10/23/07 Draft Voter Guide & Foreign Language Materials for February Presidential Primary Now on Public Display
Media Advisory 10/19/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 55 Special Election
DB07:076 10/18/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Decline-to-State Voter Ranks Continue to Swell Heading into 2008 Presidential Election Year
DB07:075 10/17/07 Fourth Presidential Electors Initiative Enters Circulation Presidential Electors. Conditional Implementation of Political Party Nomination and Election by Congressional District. Statute.
DB07:074 10/16/07 Fifth Corporations Initiative Enters Circulation Corporate Crime. Reporting Obligations for Executives and Managers. Statute
DB07:073 10/12/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Disappointed In Vetoes of Common-Sense Voter-Rights Bills
DB07:072 10/12/07 Two More Presidential Elector Initiatives Enter Circulation - Presidential Electors. Allocation by National Popular Vote. Interstate Agreement. Statute. and Presidential Electors. Allocation by National Popular Vote. Interstate Agreement. Statute.
DB07:071 10/11/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Welcomes Rebranding of California's Absentee Voting Program
Media Advisory 10/11/07 Secretary of State's Office to Hold Public Hearing to Determine Whether Vendor Sold Unauthorized Voting Machines to California Counties
DB07:070 10/09/07 Health Care Initiative Enters Circulation Inalienable Right to Affordable Health Care. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:069 10/05/07 Secretary of State Releases List of Presidential Candidates for February 2008 Presidential Primary
DB07:068 10/05/07 Secretary of State Welcomes New Protections to Shield Voters from Identity Theft
DB07:067 10/05/07 Secretary of State Invites Californians to Join Her in Exploring Golden State's Rich History During Archives Month
DB07:066 10/03/07 Four Proposed Corporations Initiatives Enter Circulation - Class Action Lawsuits. Statute. Class Action Lawsuits. Non-Profit Organizations as Plaintiffs. Statute. Corporations. Shareholder Approval of Compensation. Reporting Requirements. Statute. and Corporations. New Legal Basis to Address Corporate Fraud. Statute.
DB07:065 10/03/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Numbers to Ballot Measures Certified For the February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election, Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by October 9
Media Advisory 10/02/07 Secretary of State's Office to Host Rare Behind-the-Scenes Media Tour of California State Archives
DB07:064 10/01/07 Two Additional Proposed Animal Treatment Initiatives Enter Circulation - Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute. and Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute.
DB07:063 9/28/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Calls Attention to Domestic Violence, Key Service for Survivors
DB07:062 9/27/07 Two Proposed Corrections Initiatives Enter Circulation - Increase in Prisoner Rights. Statute. and Sentencing and Parole Reform. Statute.
DB07:061 9/25/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Felony Charges Against Sacramento County Woman
Media Advisory 9/25/07 Secretary of State and FPPC to Hold Joint Hearing on Whether Paper Filing Requirements For Campaigns Should be Reduced or Eliminated
DB07:060 9/14/07 Children's Hospital Bond Initiative Enters Circulation - Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute.
DB07:059 9/10/07 Dietary Supplement Initiative Enters Circulation - Dietary Supplements and Food Medical Expense. State Income Tax Deduction. Statute.
DB07:058 9/06/07 Personal Income Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Personal Income Tax. State Sales and Use Tax. Corporate Taxes. Statute.
DB07:057 9/06/07 Nuclear Energy Initiative Enters Circulation - Nuclear Energy. Removal of Prohibitions on the Construction of Nuclear Power Plants. Statute.
DB07:056 9/05/07 Presidential Electors Initiative Enters Circulation - Presidential Electors. Political Party Nomination and Election by Congressional District. Statute.
DB07:055 9/04/07 Wealth Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Wealth Tax. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB07:054 8/30/07 Animal Treatment Initiative Enters Circulation - Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute.
DB07:053 8/30/07 Fifth Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:052 8/23/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Comments on Field Poll About Voter Confidence in Elections
DB07:051 8/21/07 Did ES&S Sell Uncertified Voting Equipment To California Counties? - Secretary of State Bowen Sets Hearing to Investigate Company
DB07:050 8/16/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order on November 6, 2007 Local Election Ballots
DB07:049 8/15/07 Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:048 8/14/07 Public Pension and Health Care Initiative Enters Circulation - Reduces Public Pension and Retirement Health Care Benefits. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:047 8/7/07 Tangible Ballots Initiative Enters Circulation - Tangible Ballots. Direct-Recording Electronic Devices. Statute.
DB07:046 8/7/07 Fourth of Four Proposed Gaming Compact Referenda Enters Circulation - Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.
DB07:045 8/7/07 Third of Four Proposed Gaming Compact Referenda Enters Circulation - Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.
DB07:044 8/7/07 Second of Four Proposed Gaming Compact Referenda Enters Circulation - Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.
DB07:043 8/7/07 First of Four Proposed Gaming Compact Referenda Enters Circulation - Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.
Media Advisory 8/06/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for November 6 Local Elections
DB07:042 8/3/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Moves to Strengthen Voter Confidence in Election Security Following Top-to-Bottom Review of Voting Systems
DB07:041 7/30/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Voter Fraud Case Arraignment and Applauds Sacramento County ROV
DB07:040 7/27/07 Post-Election Audit Standards Working Group Reports Recommendations to Secretary of State Debra Bowen
DB07:039 7/27/07 Internet Poker Initiative Enters Circulation Internet Poker. Statute.
DB07:038 7/27/07 Independent Computer Expert Teams Release Findings in Top-to-Bottom Voting System Review Ordered by Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Media Advisory 7/27/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Hold Media Availability After Release of Independent UC Reports on Top-to-Bottom Voting Systems Review
DB07:037 7/17/07 Third Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:036 7/17/07 Two Marriage Initiatives Enter Circulation - Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment. and Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:035 7/11/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Candidate Vote Requirement and Runoff Elections. Qualification of Unaffiliated Candidates. Statutory Amendment.
DB07:034 7/6/07 Proposed Eminent Domain Initiative Enters Circulation - Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:033 7/3/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Requirements for Presidential Electors. Statute.
Media Advisory 6/29/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen's New Working Group to Evaluate Post-Election Audit Standards, Hold First Public Forum
Media Advisory 6/28/07 Secretary of State Bowen to Lead Media Tour of Secured Testing Area for Top-to-Bottom Review of Voting Systems
DB07:032 6/28/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Establishes New Working Group to Evaluate Post-Election Audit Standards
DB07:031 6/27/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Mandatory Reporting of Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Minors as Abuse. Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.
DB07:030 6/25/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:029 6/21/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Moves To Tap ES&S's Escrowed Source Code After Vendor Violates Conditions of Its State Certification
DB07:028 6/19/07 Secretary of State Bowen Recognizes Legislative Black Caucus with State Archives Exhibit on Juneteenth
Media Advisory 6/15/07 Secretary of State Bowen to Honor Legislative Black Caucus with State Archives Exhibit on Juneteenth
DB07:027 6/14/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:026 5/31/07 Child Abuse and Neglect Initiative Enters Circulation - Training for Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect. Statutory Amendment.
DB07:025 5/21/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Certified List of 37th Congressional District Candidates
DB07:024 5/15/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Launches Online Catalog of Historic Documentary Treasures
DB07:023 5/15/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing For Candidate Order on Ballots in 37th Congressional District Special Election
DB07:022 5/15/07 Initiative to Ban Gifts to Legislators Enters Circulation - Ban on Legislators' Acceptance of Anything of Value from Lobbyists or Entities who Employ Lobbyists. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:021 5/10/07 Secretary of State's Office Announces Results of Random Drawing for Top-to-Bottom Review of Voting Systems
Media Advisory 5/9/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Random Drawing for Top-to-Bottom Review of Voting Systems
DB07:020 5/9/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Unveils Details On Top-to-Bottom Review of California's Voting Systems Scheduled To Begin Next Week
Media Advisory 5/4/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for Congressional District 37 Special Election
DB07:019 5/2/07 Legislators' Expenses Initiative Enters Circulation - Reimbursement of Legislators' Expenses. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:018 4/25/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Initiative for February Primary Election Ballot
DB07:017 4/20/07 Two Property Rights Initiatives Enter Circulation - Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. and Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:016 4/19/07 Second Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:015 4/18/07 Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:014 4/12/07 Workers' Compensation Initiative Enters Circulation - Workers' Compensation. Statutory Amendment.
DB07:013 4/11/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Certified List of 39th Assembly District Candidates
DB07:012 4/11/07 Term Limits Initiative Enters Circulation - Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:011 4/3/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing For Candidate Order on AD 39 Special Election Ballots
DB07:010 3/30/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Wealth Tax. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Media Advisory 3/23/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 39 Special Election
DB07:009 3/22/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Moves To Safeguard People From Becoming Identity Theft Victims
DB07:008 3/22/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Releases Draft Criteria for Top-to-Bottom Voting Machine Review
DB07:007 3/15/07 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order on June 5, 2007 Local Election Ballots
Media Advisory 3/14/07 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Alphabet Drawing for June 5 Local Elections
DB07:006 3/12/07 Number of Registered Voters Drops in California
DB07:005 2/13/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Recording of Contacts with Peace Officers. Initiative Statute.
DB07:004 2/6/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Tangible Ballots. Direct-Recording Electronic Devices. Initiative Statute.
DB07:003 1/22/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Government Acquisition, Regulation Of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
DB07:002 1/19/07 Will California Voters Be Heading to the Polls in February? - Secretary Of State Debra Bowen Comments On New Measure to Move the Presidential Primary to February
DB07:001 1/8/07 Debra Bowen sworn in as California's 30th Secretary of State
Media Advisory 1/8/07 Debra Bowen to be sworn in as California's 30th Secretary of State
BM07:003 1/5/07 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Report on Parallel Monitoring Program for the November 7th General Election - Results conclude votes cast on electronic voting machines were accurately recorded
BM07:002 1/4/07 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Public Entities. Revival of Claims. Elimination of Legal Defenses. Unlimited Compensation for Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM07:001 1/3/07 Two Sentenced in Major Orange County Voter Fraud Case

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