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California Article V Convention Initiative (2012)

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A California Article V Convention Initiative (11-0003) was cleared for circulation for California's 2012 ballot as an initiated state statute. However, sponsors of 11-0003 did not submit the required signatures by the September 26, 2011, deadline and, therefore, #10-0021 was not on the ballot.

A letter requesting a title and summary for the proposed initiative was signed by Christopher A. Brown, and was received by the Attorney General of California's office on March 10, 2011.

Text of measure

See also: Ballot titles, summaries and fiscal statements for California's 2012 ballot propositions

Ballot title

Federal Constitutional Convention. Initiative Statute.

Official summary

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Finds California environmental and other public benefit laws have been effectively nullified by the federal government. Directs the California Legislature to request that Congress call a federal constitutional convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. Requires California's delegate to the convention to be determined by general election after televised public debate.

Fiscal impact

(This is a summary of the initiative's estimated "fiscal impact on state and local government" prepared by the California Legislative Analyst's Office and the Director of Finance.)

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

No direct fiscal impact, as any effect would depend on decisions of other states, members of the constitutional convention, and future federal and state elected officials.

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