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{{tnr}}A '''California Personhood Begins at Conception Initiative''' (#13-0020) has been {{circulation}} in [[California]] as a contender for the [[California 2014 ballot propositions|November 4, 2014 ballot]] as an {{icafull}}.
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{{noca2014}}{{tnr}}A '''California Personhood Begins at Conception Initiative''' (#13-0020) was {{circulation}} in [[California]] as a contender for the [[California 2014 ballot propositions|November 4, 2014 ballot]] as an {{icafull}}.
  
If the initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the state's voters, it will add language to the [[California Constitution]] that defines the term "person" as "it is applied to all living human beings, applies to all living human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings (i.e., human organism), regardless of the means by which he or she was procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well~being, function, size, level of development, environment, and/or degree of physical or mental dependency and/or disability."
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The measure would have added language to the [[California Constitution]] that defines the term "person" as "it is applied to all living human beings, applies to all living human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings (i.e., human organism), regardless of the means by which he or she was procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well~being, function, size, level of development, environment, and/or degree of physical or mental dependency and/or disability."
  
 
==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==
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* Walter B. Hoye II, Gilbert Montelongo, Ronnie Allen, Harold Hervey, Jesse Peterson, George McKinney and Bruce Rivers submitted a letter requesting a [[ballot title]] on September 27, 2013.
 
* Walter B. Hoye II, Gilbert Montelongo, Ronnie Allen, Harold Hervey, Jesse Peterson, George McKinney and Bruce Rivers submitted a letter requesting a [[ballot title]] on September 27, 2013.
 
* A [[ballot title|title]] and [[Ballot summary (California)|summary]] were issued by the [[Attorney General of California]]'s office on November 21, 2014.  
 
* A [[ballot title|title]] and [[Ballot summary (California)|summary]] were issued by the [[Attorney General of California]]'s office on November 21, 2014.  
* [[California signature requirements|807,615 valid signatures]] are required for qualification purposes.
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* [[California signature requirements|807,615 valid signatures]] were required for qualification purposes.
 
* Supporters had until April 21, 2014 to collect the required signatures.
 
* Supporters had until April 21, 2014 to collect the required signatures.
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* Proponents failed to collect enough signatures by the deadline.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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A California Personhood Begins at Conception Initiative (#13-0020) was approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 4, 2014 ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment.

The measure would have added language to the California Constitution that defines the term "person" as "it is applied to all living human beings, applies to all living human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings (i.e., human organism), regardless of the means by which he or she was procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well~being, function, size, level of development, environment, and/or degree of physical or mental dependency and/or disability."

Text of measure

Ballot title:

Constitutional Definition of a Person. Fertilized Human Eggs. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Official summary:

"Extends constitutional protections of due process and equal protection to all fertilized human eggs by redefining "person" as including each and every human organism from the commencement of biological development."

Fiscal impact statement:

(Note: The fiscal impact statement for a California ballot initiative authorized for circulation is jointly prepared by the state's Legislative Analyst and its Director of Finance.)

"Potentially significant costs to state and local governments from the establishment of due process and equal protection rights for zygotes, embryos, and fetuses."

Path to the ballot

See also: Signature requirements for ballot measures in California
Note: April 18, 2014 was the deadline for initiative and referendum proponents to submit collected signatures to county election officials, as suggested by the California Secretary of State.[1] The deadline, however, has operated in the past as a date of assured consideration. Signatures for initiatives, such as 2012's Proposition 30 and Proposition 31, have been submitted upwards of eighteen days after the deadline and still qualified for the general election ballot for that year. Proponents of initiatives who submit their signatures after the April 18 deadline for 2014, but by their initiative's petition circulation deadline, and have their initiative qualified, will have their initiative placed on the 2016 ballot.
  • Walter B. Hoye II, Gilbert Montelongo, Ronnie Allen, Harold Hervey, Jesse Peterson, George McKinney and Bruce Rivers submitted a letter requesting a ballot title on September 27, 2013.
  • A title and summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on November 21, 2014.
  • 807,615 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
  • Supporters had until April 21, 2014 to collect the required signatures.
  • Proponents failed to collect enough signatures by the deadline.

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