INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. • Prohibits legislative enactment from becoming effective without voter approval of any statute that provides the manner in which statewide or local initiative or referendum petitions are circulated, presented, certified or submitted to the electors. • Also requires voter approval of statutes that establish procedures or requirements for statewide or local initiatives or referendums. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • The measure could result in unknown increased state and local administrative costs for preparation, printing and mailing of ballot information and verifying election results to extent that changes in requirements for initiatives and referendums are submitted to voters. • State General Fund costs could range from insignificant to $200,000 per measure for each statewide election. • Counties' costs could range from insignificant to $100,000 per measure for each statewide election.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3157383; A: 44.99; N: 3860756; B: 55.01
Initiative constitutional amendment
Joel Fox, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Richard Gann, President, Paul Gann's Citizens Committee
Daniel H. Lowenstein, Former Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission; Ed Foglia, President, California Teachers Association; Howard L. Owens, President, Congress of California Seniors
Rebuttal Against Author
Joel Fox, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; Richard Gann, President, Paul Gann's Citizens Committee; Quentin L. Kopp, State Senator, Independent -- 8th District
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM PROCESS. California Proposition 137 (1990).