Here is the updated text of AB 469, a California bill that changes the petition in lieu of filing fees. The bill decreases the number of signatures needed in lieu of the filing fee. But it also shrinks the amount of time in which these signatures can be gathered.
For statewide office, the petition drops from 10,000 to 7,000 signatures. For U.S. House and State Senate, from 3,000 to 2,000. For Assembly, from 1,500 to 1,000. Peace & Freedom Party activism is responsible for the drop in the signatures.
The bill has passed the Assembly Elections Committee and will soon receive a vote on the Assembly floor.