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LEGISLATURE. LIMITATIONS ON LENGTH OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICE; ELIGIBILITY FOR LEGISLATIVE OFFICE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Provides that commencing December 3, 1990, no person may serve in the Legislature, in either the Senate or Assembly, or both, for more than a combined total of eight years, whether successive or not, from and after December 3, 1990. Also provides that upon the expiration of any legislator's combined period of eight years of service in the California Legislature, his or her office shall become vacant and the person shall thereafter be ineligible to be a member of the California Legislature. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Shorter legislative terms would not impact operating costs of the Legislature. Measure impacts legislators' retirement system in that under current retirement formula one member serving sixteen years would receive less in retirement benefits than the combined benefits of two members serving eight years each. Increase in retirement costs would not occur until eight years after adoption of this measure. Thereafter, annual costs would rise over time to approximately $100,000 when no member of the Legislature will have served more than eight years.
John E. Mcdonald, 3267 Hermit Way, Santa Rosa, Ca 95405 (707) 542-4159; Gerald L. Partain, 2584 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside, Ca 95524 (707) 822-2626
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Legislature. Limitations On Length Of Legislative Service; Eligibility For Legislative Office. California Initiative 476 (1989).