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REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATNE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends constitutional provisions governing reapportionment of Congressional, Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts. Establishes criteria for drawing new election district boundaries, beginning with 2006 election. Provides for appointment of 3-member panel of retired judges to prepare proposed reapportionment plans; specifies panel selection criteria. Requires panel to consider proposals submitted by electors and/or legislators, hold public hearings, and submit proposed reapportionment plan to Legislature. Provides process for redistricting plans to be approved by Legislature, Governor, and/or voters. Authorizes any elector to sue in California Supreme Court challenging whether reapportionment plan conforms with requirements. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have the following major fiscal impact: One-time state reapportionment costs, potentially totaling several million dollars, for 2006 reapportionment plan.
Edward J. "Ted" Costa, People's Advocate, Inc., 3407 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 482-6175
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REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1023 (2004).