California Rules for How Many Women Must be in the State Legislature (2012)
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Its sponsors, however, did not submit any signatures to election officials by the deadline.
If the initiative had qualified for the ballot and been approved by the state's voters, it would have:
- Required that each district of the California State Assembly and each district of the California State Senate have two elected representatives.
- Required that each such district be represented by one male and one female.
B.C. Keith, the initiative's sponsor, called it the "Equality in Legislature Act".
Text of measure
- "Requires that each Assembly district and each Senate district have two elected representatives, one male and one female, doubling the number of state legislators."
Summary of estimated 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.)
- "Potential increase in county election costs in the range of millions of dollars every two years."
Path to the ballot
- See also: California signature requirements
- B.C. Keith submitted a letter requesting a ballot title on November 3, 2011.
- The ballot title and ballot summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on December 28, 2011.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #11-0069 was May 29, 2012.
- 807,615 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.