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October 29, 2014

Contact: Nicole Winger
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Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation

Prohibition Against Detention and Deportation of
California Residents. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.

The Attorney General prepares the legal title and summary that is required to appear on initiative petitions. When the official language is complete, the Attorney General forwards it to the proponent and to the Secretary of State, and the initiative may be circulated for signatures. The Secretary of State then provides calendar deadlines to the proponent and to county elections officials. The Attorney General's official title and summary for the measure is as follows:

PROHIBITION AGAINST DETENTION AND DEPORTATION OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits use of state, county, or city funds or resources to detain and deport any California resident. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Minor net fiscal effect on state and local governments resulting from reduced participation in federal immigration enforcement activities. (14-0010.)

The Secretary of State's tracking number for this measure is 1661 and the Attorney General's tracking number is 14-0010.

The proponent for the measure, Barton C. Gilbert, must collect signatures of 807,615 registered voters (eight percent of the total votes cast for governor in the 2010 gubernatorial election) in order to qualify it for the ballot. The proponent has 150 days to circulate petitions for the measure, meaning the signatures must be submitted to county elections officials by March 30, 2015. The proponent can be reached at No phone number was provided.

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