Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Amends the Constitution to permit voters to call a convention to write a new state Constitution by passing an initiative. Requires that such an initiative (1) prohibit all outside contact with convention delegates and staff during the convention; (2) prohibit the announcement of delegate names until after the convention begins; (3) require approval of only a simple majority of voters to adopt the convention’s proposed new constitution; and (4) identify how new constitutional officers will be elected after voters approve a new constitution. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: No direct fiscal impact, as any effect would depend on whether and how voters used the power to call and accept the recommendations of a constitutional convention in the future. Potentially major fiscal changes in state and local governments could result.
Paul Talcott Currier
Failed to Qualify
CHANGES CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW VOTERS TO CALL A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION WITH AN INITIATIVE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT California Initiative 1372 (2009).