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Secretary of State No.
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires voter approval of any statute that provides the manner in which statewide or local initiative or referendum petitions are circulated, presented, certified or submitted to the electors. Also requires voter approval of statutes that establish procedures or requirements for statewide or local initiatives or referendums. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would result in unknown increased state and local administrative costs. To the extent that legislation affecting initiatives or referenda is chaptered, the General Fund would incur increased costs ranging from insignificant to $100,000 for printing and mailing the statewide ballot. In addition, counties would incur costs ranging from insignificant to $100,000 for additional printing and mailing expense for sample ballots.
Joel Fox, 17251 Westbury Drive, Granada Hills, Ca 91344
Initiative And Referendum Process. California Initiative 509 (1990).