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REDISTRICTING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends state constitutional provisions governing redistricting of California's Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts. Requires panel of three retired judges, selected by legislative leaders, to adopt new redistricting plan if this measure passes and again after each national census. Panel must consider legislative and voter proposals and hold public hearings. Redistricting plan effective upon unanimous adoption by judges' panel and filing with Secretary of State. If plan subsequently disapproved by voters, process repeats. Specifies time for judicial review of adopted redistricting plan; if plan fails to conform to requirements, court may order new plan. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: One-time state redistricting costs, probably totaling a few million dollars, with comparable savings for each redistricting effort after 2010 (once every ten years). These costs and savings would be accommodated within the Legislature's existing spending limit.
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REDISTRICTING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1068 (2004).