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REAPPORTIONMENT AND REDISTRICTING. INDEPENDENT PANEL. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Revises post-census reapportionment process for Senate, Assembly, Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts. Transfers redistricting authority from Legislature to three "Citizen Masters" drawn from pool of qualified, nonpartisan retired judges and assisted by demographic experts and staff. Requires noticed, open public meetings. Ties districts to whole census tracts. Requires that Senate and Board of Equalization districts correspond to contiguous Assembly districts. Prohibits consideration of voting registrations, voting patterns, and electors' and incumbents' residences. Provides that challenges must be filed in Supreme Court within 30 days after boundary adjustments. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could result in net costs or net savings, depending on the cost of the work by the new Citizen Masters in comparison to the costs for work by the Legislature under the current requirements. The net fiscal effect is unknown, but probably not significant.
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Reapportionment And Redistricting. Independent Panel. California Initiative 838 (1999).