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PLEBISCITE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Adds new article to the California Constitution providing that the Governor shall have absolute right of plebiscite, that is to call for a direct vote of the people, to alter or abolish statutory laws at any time without exception. Provides that any part of the Constitution which conflicts with the intent of this amendment, as determined by the Supreme Court, shall be repealed. Provides that no change of this measure shall be made by any process except by a constitutional convention called by the Legislature. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: By itself, this measure would have no direct fiscal impact because it only authorizes the Governor to place measures on a statewide ballot. If the Governor uses this authority to place proposals on the ballots of regularly scheduled elections, then added state costs would probably be minor to moderate due to increasing the size of the ballot pamphlet. However, if the Governor calls special elections for this purpose, then the added state costs would be about $14 million (in 1983 dollars) for each such election.
Peter Applegate, Box B-11-11, Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315
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Plebiscite. California Initiative 331 (1983).