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Secretary of State No.
Amends State Constitution's process for redistricting California's Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts. Requires three-member panel of retired judges, selected by legislative leaders, to adopt a new redistricting plan after each national census. Panel must consider legislative, public proposals/comments and hold public hearings. Redistricting plan becomes effective immediately when adopted by judges' panel and filed with Secretary of State. If voters subsequently reject redistricting plan, process repeats. Specifies time for judicial review of adopted redistricting plan; if plan fails to conform to requirements, court may order new plan. 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: State redistricting savings, probably totaling a few million dollars, for each future redistricting effort (once every ten years). These savings would be realized within the Legislature's existing spending limit.
Allan S. Zaremberg
Failed to Qualify
District Reapportionment. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1085 (2005).