California AB 145, by Assemblyman Richard Pan, will not pass in the current legislative session. This is the bill to criminalize paying registration drive workers on a per-registration card basis. This is the second bill Pan has introduced this year on this subject. The first was AB 2058, which failed to pass several months ago in the Senate Public Safety Committee. AB 145 failed to pass the Assembly Rules Committee and it is now too late for bills that didn’t pass committees to be enacted.
The only feasible method for minor parties to obtain a place on the California ballot, or to remain on the ballot, is for such parties to have over 100,000 registered members. Making it more difficult for them to carry out registration drives would have been a serious blow to their efforts to get on, or remain on, the ballot.