The Secretary of State shall, upon the request of the proponents of an initiative measure which is to be submitted to the voters of the state, review the provisions of the initiative measure after it is prepared prior to its circulation. In conducting the review, the Secretary of State shall do both of the following:
(a) Analyze and comment on the provisions of the measure with respect to form and language clarity.
(b) Request and obtain a statement of fiscal impact from the Legislative Analyst.
The Legislative Analyst shall furnish the Secretary of State with a statement of fiscal impact with respect to the initiative measure within 25 working days after being requested to do so by the Secretary of State pursuant to subdivision (b).
In the preparation of the statement of fiscal impact, the Legislative Analyst may use the fiscal estimate or the opinion prepared pursuant to Section 9005 of the Elections Code.
The review performed pursuant to this section shall be for the purpose of suggestion only and shall not have any binding effect on the proponents of the initiative measure.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 923, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 1995.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018