Proposition Summary

Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless it has been in print and published on the Internet for at least 72 hours before the vote, except in cases of public emergency. • Requires the Legislature to make audiovisual recordings of all its proceedings, except closed session proceedings, and post them on the Internet. • Authorizes any person to record legislative proceedings by audio or video means, except closed session proceedings. • Allows recordings of legislative proceedings to be used for any legitimate purpose, without payment of any fee to the State. • One-time costs of $1 million to $2 million and ongoing costs of about $1 million annually to record legislative meetings and make videos of those meetings available on the Internet.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 6563850; A: 64.8; N: 3565947; B: 35.2

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

For Author

HELEN HUTCHISON, PresidentLeague of Women Voters of CaliforniaHOWARD PENN, Executive DirectorCalifornia Planning and Conservation LeagueALLAN ZAREMBERG, PresidentCalifornia Chamber of Commerce

Against Author

STEVEN MAVIGLIO,Californians for an Effective Legislature

Rebuttal Author

ART TORRES, State Senator (Retired)JERILYN STAPLETON,California National Organization for Women (NOW)STEVE HANSEN, City Council MemberCity of Sacramento

Rebuttal Against Author

TERESA CASAZZA, PresidentCalifornia Taxpayers AssociationTOM SCOTT, State Executive DirectorNational Federation of Independent Business/CaliforniaKATHAY FENG, Executive DirectorCalifornia Common Cause