Secretary of State No.
ONE-HOUSE LEGISLATURE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Repeals provisions for State Senate and Assembly. Establishes one-house Legislature with 99 Senators elected to 4 year staggered terms commencing in 1976. Number of Senators increased or decreased every ten years by two per one-half million change in State population. Establishes reapportionment commission selected by lot from nominees of Supreme Court. If Commission fails to act, Supreme Court shall reapportion legislative and congressional districts. Amends procedure for selection of committees and chairpersons thereof. All legislative proceedings to be public except those specified. Amends procedures for passage of bills. Makes other related amendments. If the proposed initiative is adopted, undefined additional financing from state sources will be required in the approximate amount of $50,000 to $75,000 from December 1974 through July 1975 with significant savings in subsequent years.
Bill Dean, 2950 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94115; Margaret V. Lang, 2326 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California 94118
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Unicameral Legislature California Initiative 83 (1974).