SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Members of the California Assembly have rejected a bill to lower the voting age to 17. The proposed amendment to the California Constitution would have let 17 year olds vote, including in presidential elections. It failed 46 to 23. Supporters argue lowering the voting age would foster a sense of civic duty before teenagers move away from home. Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher opposes the bill and jokingly urged his colleagues to consider what he must have been like at age 17 before casting their votes. The vote largely fell along party lines, with Democrats supporting it and Republicans rejecting it. In needed 54 votes to advance to the Senate. The bill could be taken up again before lawmakers leave Friday or come before lawmakers next year.