REAPPORTIONMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Repeals existing constitutional and statutory provisions. Adds provisions specifying criteria and procedures to reapportion Senate, Assembly, congressional, and equalization districts for 1986 elections and after each decennial census. Establishes new commission to adopt plans. Commission composed of eight former appellate court justices, who haven't previously been representatives from districts reapportioned and meet other criteria, and certain nonvoting members. Voting members selected by lot equally from two lists comprised of justices appointed by governors representing political parties with largest (list 1) and second largest (list 2) registered voters. Plans subject to referendum, Supreme Court review. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Commission costs of up to $3.5 million for reapportionment for 1986 election. Costs of $10,000 to $20,000 each to relocate an unknown number of district legislative offices. One-time county costs of approximately $500,000 for new maps and election materials. Savings for certain counties on printing costs of about $300,000 in 1986 and $200,000 every two years thereafter. Reapportionments after 1990 census, and following, will probably cost less than under existing law due to expenditure limit in measure.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3995762; A: 44.8; N: 4919860; B: 55.2
Initiative constitutional and statutory
Colleen Conway McAndrews, Member, California Fair Political Practices Commission, 1977 to 1983; Sandra R. Smoley, Former President, County Supervisors Association of California; Dr. George C. S. Benson, Professor of Political Ethics
John K. Van De Kamp, Attorney General; Daniel H. Lowenstein, Former Chairman, Fair Political Practices Commission
Rebuttal Against Author
John T. Hay, President, California Chamber of Commerce; Sandra R. Smoley, Former President, County Supervisors Association of California; Paul Gann
Reapportionment. California Proposition 39 (1984).