The Attorney General prepares a title and summary of the chief purpose and points of an initiative. Initiatives are cleared for circulation on the day the title and summary is sent to the initiative proponent(s). No petition may be circulated for signatures before it has been cleared to do so by the Attorney General.
Please note: Counties have 8 working days after an initiative's circulation deadline (Elections Code section 9030 (b)) to notify the Secretary of State's Office if any petition signatures were received. If no signatures are submitted, an initiative will fail on the 9th working day after its circulation deadline.
Prohibition Against Detention and Deportation of California Residents. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Summary Date: 10/29/14 | Circulation Deadline: 03/30/15 | Signatures Required: 807,615
Barton C. Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
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.) (Full Text)
Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.
Summary Date: 10/10/14 | Circulation Deadline: 12/29/14 | Signatures Required: 504,760
Doyle L. Johnson c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752
If signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed with the Secretary of State, this petition will place on the statewide ballot a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and the Governor. The challenged law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law prohibits grocery and certain other retail stores from providing single-use bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. (14-0011.) (Full Text)
Revenue Bonds. Infrastructure Projects. State Legislature and Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Summary Date: 08/21/14 | Circulation Deadline: 01/20/15 | Signatures Required: 807,615
Dean Cortopassi c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752
Requires State Legislature approve use of revenue bonds for public infrastructure projects funded, owned, or operated by the state or any joint agency that includes the state, if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion and repayment requires new, increased, or extended taxes, fees, or other charges. Requires that legislatively approved projects be presented on statewide ballot for voter approval. Applies to previously approved projects if remaining bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Requires that specified project information for all state bonds be included in voter ballot pamphlet. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potential reduction in large-scale infrastructure projects funded by the issuance of revenue bonds. (14-0009.) (Full Text)