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INITIATIVES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Requires 60% majority vote to amend constitution. Limits new text of state initiatives to 5,000 words. Requires Legislative Analyst prepare analyses/summaries of initiatives for voters. Summary to be understandable to voters with twelfth-grade education; must state initiative may be unconstitutional if Analyst so determines. Preparation to be independent of control by elected officials. Requires disclosure of initiative's major financial supporters/opponents, and initiative petitions circulated by paid signature-gatherers. Extends signature-gathering period when petition circulated entirely by volunteers. Defines requirement that initiatives relate to single subject. Prohibits courts from altering initiative language. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would result in additional costs to the Legislative Analyst, and corresponding savings to the Attorney General, to perform duties related to the preparation of titles and summaries for initiatives and legal analyses of measures. The Secretary of State would incur costs to notify county election officials regarding whether signatures on petitions were gathered by volunteers and to add information on contributors to initiative petitions and the ballot pamphlet. The costs to the Legislative Analyst and Secretary of State are unknown, but are probably not major.
John Moores Theodore D. Roth C/O Joseph Remcho And Robin Johansen Remcho, Johansen And Purcel, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94104
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Initiatives. California Initiative 795 (1998).