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REAPPORTIONMENT. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends the present state constitutional requirement that the boundary line of California Senatorial, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts be reapportioned so that each type is reasonably equal based on the population of the district which is determined from national census data taken at the beginning of each decade. Instead, provides that reapportionment for such districts shall take place in the year following every other presidential election, commencing in 1989, and that districts shall be reasonably equal based on the number of registered voters within such districts. Retains present method of reapportionment for Congressional districts. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Basing reapportionment on the number of registered voters rather than population will have no fiscal effect. However, requiring reapportionment at more frequent intervals will result in one additional reapportionment over the next 50 years at a cost of approximately $6 million in today's dollars.
Congressman William E. Dannemeyer, 1235 North Harbor Boulevard, Suite 100, Fullerton, California 92632 (916) 443-2011
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Reapportionment. California Initiative 414 (1987).