California Proposition 109, Time Granted to Governor to Review Legislation (1990)
Proposition 109 extended the time that the Governor of California is given to review bills passed by the California State Legislature after the legislature adjourns (in the first year of the legislative session) from 12 days to an additional 29 days, except for re-apportionment bills.
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The ballot summary said, "Extends Governor's time to review bills in Governor's possession after adjournment in first year of legislative session, except reapportionment measures, from 12 up to an additional 29 days. Statutes subject to referenda petitions filed prior to January 1 take effect January 1 or 91 days from enactment, whichever is later. Extends, to next working day, 12-day period for Governor to consider bills if 12th day falls on Saturday, Sunday or holiday. Changes legislative deadline for consideration of bills introduced in first year of legislative session to January 31 of second year. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: No direct state or local fiscal impact."
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- "This measure would have no direct state or local fiscal effect."
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 109 on the ballot with Assembly Constitutional Amendment 54 (Statutes of 1988, Resolution Chapter 74).