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REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends constitutional provisions relating to reapportionment of Senate, Assembly, Congressional, and Board of Equalization districts. Requires Judicial Council, each year following taking of the national census, to appoint a 3-member panel of qualified retired federal and state judges. Requires panel to: prepare reapportionment plans in accordance with specified criteria; and hold public hearings to receive plans proposed by any elector, and evidence and argument presented by the public regarding such plans. Permits any elector to petition California Supreme Court to challenge reapportionment plans and propose an alternative plan. Adopted plans are subject to voter approval. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in elections-related costs to the state in the range of approximately $2.2 million, and probably minor costs to counties.
Edward J. (Ted) Costa, C.E.O., People’s Advocate, Inc., 3407 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916)482-6175
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REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 914 (2001).