Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Amends state Constitution's redistricting process. Requires three-member retired judge panel, selected by legislative leaders, to adopt new redistricting plan for Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts when measure passes, and for Congressional, Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts thereafter following national census. Panel must consider legislative, public proposals/comments and hold public hearings. Redistricting plan effective immediately upon adoption by panel and filing with Secretary of State. 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: One-time state redistricting costs, probably totaling a few million dollars, with comparable savings for each redistricting effort after 2010 (once every ten years). These costs and savings would be accommodated within the Legislature's existing spending limit.
David A. Gilliard
Failed to Qualify
Mid-Decade District Reapportionment. Congressional Exception. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1118 (2005).