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California Referendum on AB 131, the Nonresident Tuition Act (2012)

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A California Referendum on AB 131, the Nonresident Tuition Act (#11-0050) failed to qualify for the state's 2012 ballot.

11-0050 was an attempt to use California's veto referendum process to overturn AB 131, the so-called "Non-Resident Tuition Act."

Text of measure

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

Ballot title:

Referendum to Overturn State Financial Aid for Undocumented Students.

Official summary:

"If signed by the required number of registered voters and filed with the Secretary of State, this petition will place on the statewide ballot a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and Governor. The law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law would allow students who are undocumented immigrants and attended a California high school for three or more years, and graduated, to receive state financial aid to attend California universities and community colleges."

Path to the ballot

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See also: California signature requirements

To qualify for the ballot, sponsors of 11-0050 would have had to collect 504,760 signatures by January 6, 2012.

The letter requesting a title and summary for the proposed referendum was signed by Tim Donnelly, and was received by the Attorney General of California on October 10, 2011.

See also: California ballot initiative petition signature costs

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