Attorney General No.


Secretary of State No.



REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Repeals existing constitutional and statutory provisions. Adds provisions specifying criteria and procedures to reapportion Senate, Assembly, Congressional, and Equalization districts for 1986 elections and after each decennial census. Establishes commission to adopt plans. Commission composed of eight former appellate court justices, who have not previously been representatives from districts reapportioned and meet other criteria, and certain nonvoting members. Voting members selected by lot equally from two lists comprised of justices appointed be governors representing political parties with largest (list 1) and second largest (list 2) registered voters. Plans subject to referendum, Supreme Court review. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: For reapportionment for 1986 elections: (1) State costs for the commission are to be no greater than one-half the amount expended by the Legislature for apportionment plans after the 1980 census, adjusted for inflation, and thus would be up to $3.6 million. Relocating local legislative offices resulting from boundary changes will cost from $10,000 to $20,000 per office relocated. The number of offices that will need to be relocated cannot be predicted. (2) Counties will need to develop new precinct maps and election material. This cost cannot be estimated at this time. For reapportionment after each decennial census (1990 and after): As a result of the limitation of appropriations to the commission to no more than one-half of the amount expended by the Legislature for this purpose after the 1980 census, adjusted for inflation, reapportionment costs probably will be less than what they would be under existing law.


George Deukmejian, Governor, State of California, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814



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