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INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends constitution to require either voter approval or passage by three-fourths vote of each legislative house of any statute providing manner for circulating, presenting, or certifying statewide or local initiative or referendum petitions, or establishing procedures or requirements for such measures. Amends Election Code to decrease signatures required to qualify measures amending or repealing city and city and county charters by permitting vote when petition is signed by registered voters totaling 15% (city measures) or 10% (city and county measures) of votes cast in previous general election at which governor elected. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could result in increased printing and mailing costs for state and local governments to the extent that legislation affecting initiatives or referendums is passed without a three-fourths vote of the Legislature. State General Fund costs per statute for a statewide election could range from insignificant to in excess of $200,000; county costs for such elections could range from insignificant to in excess of $100,000. The reduction in the number of signatures required to qualify measures would probably result in minor cost reductions for counties.
Richard L. Gann, 151 Lost Creek Drive, Folsom, Ca 95630 (916) 366-3500
Failed to Qualify
Initiative And Referendum Process California Initiative 533 (1991).