REDISTRICTING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends process for redistricting California’s Senate, Assembly, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts. Requires panel of three retired judges, selected by legislative leaders, to adopt new redistricting plan if measure passes and after each national census. Panel must consider legislative, public comments/hold public hearings. Redistricting plan effective when adopted by panel and filed with Secretary of State; governs next statewide primary/general elections even if voters reject plan. If voters reject redistricting plan, process repeats, but officials elected under rejected plan serve full terms. Allows 45 days to seek judicial review of adopted redistricting plan. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT: One-time costs for a redistricting plan. State costs totaling no more than $1.5 million and county costs in the range of $1 million. Potential reduction in costs for each redistricting effort after 2010, but net impact would depend on decisions by voters.
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Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
EDWARD J. "TED" COSTA, CEO, People's Advocate; ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor, State of California; JOHN A. ARGUELLES, Former California Supreme Court Justice
DANIEL H. LOWENSTEIN, Former Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission; JUDGE GEORGE H. ZENOVICH, Associate Justice Retired, 5th District Court of Appeal; HENRY L. "HANK" LACAYO, State President, Congress of California Seniors
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JOHN KEHOE, Policy Director, California Senior Advocates League; JULIE VANDERMOST, President, California Women's Leadership Association; NATIVO LOPEZ, President, Mexican American Political Association
Redistricting. California Proposition 77 (2005).