Proposition Summary

CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. • Excludes from ballot for United States House of Representatives any person who has represented California congressional district(s) as member of the House during six or more of previous eleven years. • Excludes from ballot for United States Senate any person who has represented California as Senator during twelve or more of previous seventeen years. • Congressional service prior to 1993 is not counted. • Full current and previous terms are counted even if person resigned during term. • Term limits do not restrict "write-in" candidacies. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • This measure would have no direct fiscal impact on state or local governments. • However, to the extent that the measure results in more write-in candidates, counties would have additional elections-related costs for counting write-in votes. These costs probably would not be significant on a statewide basis.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 6578637; A: 63.57; N: 3769511; B: 36.43

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Initiative statute

For Author

Peter F. Schabarum, Chairman, Citizens for Term Limits; Martyn B. Hopper, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business; Alan Heslop, Ph.D. Professor of Government

Against Author

Daniel Lowenstein, Former Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC); Eva Skinner, Former Member, Board of Directors, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); Joan Claybrook, President, Public Citizen

Rebuttal Author

Judge Bruce Sumner (Ret.), Former Chairman, California Constitution Revision Commission; Daniel P. Garcia, First Vice Chairman, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; John Phillips, Chair, California Common Cause

Rebuttal Against Author

Jay Kim, Business owner; Ted Costa, CEO, Peoples' Advocate; Anna Sparks, Humboldt County Supervisor