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Increases size of Legislature almost 100-fold by dividing current Assembly and Senate districts into neighborhood districts such that each Assembly member represents about 5,000 persons and each Senator represents about 10,000 persons. Provides for neighborhood district representatives to elect working committees the size of the current Assembly and Senate, 80 Assembly members and 40 Senators. Gives working committees the legislative power generally, and sole power to amend bills, but requires approval by appropriate vote of the full membership in each house for passage of any non-urgency bill. Reduces legislators' pay and expenditures. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Decreased state spending on the Legislature of over $180 million annually. Increased county election costs, potentially in the range of tens of millions of dollars initially and lower amounts annually thereafter.
John Cox (847) 274-8814
Failed to Qualify
Legislature Expansion. Legislative Process. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1540 (2012).