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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. ELECTION. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Under present law the Public Utilities Commission consists of 5 members, appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate for 6-year terms. Members may be removed by Legislature for incompetence, neglect of duty, or corruption. This measure amends the constitution to provide that members of the Public Utilities Commission shall be elected for 4-year terms; that the office shall be nonpartisan; that members shall be elected by district; that members shall be subject to recall; and that Governor shall appoint persons to fill vacancies, subject to Senate confirmation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Adoption of this initiative would result in one-time costs of $250,000 to the state to initially establish Public Utility Commission districts and $350,000 to local government to make election programming changes. Thereafter, local government would incur biennial election costs of approximately $250,000.
Mr. James E. Callaway, 2371 Hartvickson Lane, Valley Springs, Ca 95252 (209) 772-1154
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Public Utilities Commission. Election California Initiative 303 (1982).