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INITIATIVE PROCESS. REDUCTION IN SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Reduces number of signatures required to qualify initiatives for the ballot from 5% of the votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election to 2% in the case of a proposed statute and from 8% to 4% in the case of a proposed constitutional amendment. Requires proponents of an initiative to defend legal challenges to an approved measure and for State to reimburse legal costs. Sets forth alternative procedures in the event an approved measure is declared invalid. Limits Legislature's ability to amend or repeal approved measures. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Would result in unknown, but probably not major, net costs to the state and counties resulting from a potential increase in the number of measures qualifying for the ballot, and unknown additional costs to the state for defending legal challenges to initiatives.
Kirk F. Mackenzie William P. Selmeier Patricia Lear David B. Maginnis Eileen M. Bradshaw, 1558 Siesta Drive, Los Altos, Ca 94024
Failed to Qualify
Initiative Process. Reduction In Signature Requirement. California Initiative 607 (1993).