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LEGISLATURE. ETHICS. REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends state constitutional provisions governing redistricting procedures and criteria for Senate, Assembly and Congressional offices. Redistricting plan requires two-thirds vote of each house, approval by voters. Reschedules elections for all senatorial offices to second, sixth, tenth years following national census. Amends constitution to create Joint Legislative Ethics Committee, directs Legislature establish ethical standards. Amends and adds statutes to: prohibit participation in legislation when legislator has personal interest; require legislators report gifts, honoraria of $50 or more; prohibit receipt of gifts from sources employing lobbyists; prohibit lobbying by former legislators for one year. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The limit on legislative spending for reapportionment could reduce state costs by several millions of dollars each decade; such savings could be all or partially offset by the increased state costs of submitting reapportionment measures to the voters and the costs of possible subsequent reapportionment by the courts. The net impact on state finances is unknown. The costs of implementing the requirements for legislative ethics are also unknown.
Gary J. Flynn, 1120 Nye Street, Suite 330, San Rafael, California 94901 (415) 334-3042
Legislature. Ethics. Reapportionment. California Initiative 473 (1989).