California Proposition 183, Changes to Laws Governing Recall Elections (1994)
Proposition 183 changed the laws governing recall in California so that recall elections would be held within 180 days of certifying the signatures on a recall petition, rather than within 60-80 days of certifying the signatures.
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Text of measure
The ballot title was:
- Recall Elections. State Officers. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
The ballot summary was:
- Authorizes a recall election to be held within 180 days of certification of sufficient signatures in order that the election may be consolidated with the next regularly scheduled election occurring in the same jurisdiction.
- Current law provides that recall elections must be held between 60 and 80 days of the date of certification of sufficient signatures.
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- Potentially significant savings to state and local governments.
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 183 on the ballot via Senate Constitutional Amendment 38.
|Votes in legislature to refer to ballot|
- Statement of vote, California November 8, 1994 statewide elections (dead link)
- Los Angeles Law Library, November 1994 ballot propositions
- November 8, 1994 Ballot Proposition Voter Guide