What is the term limit for California legislators?

The California State Assembly has 80 Members elected to two-year terms. Under the provisions of term limits, each Member elected on or after the passage of Proposition 28, in 2012, may serve a lifetime maximum of 12 years in the State Legislature.

What did Proposition 28 change?

It was an initiative constitutional amendment to change California state legislature term limits from a limit of 8 years for the Senate and 6 years for the Assembly, to a limit of 12 years on combined service. It affects only legislators first elected to the Assembly or Senate after the proposition passed.

What are the two types of initiatives?


  • 1.1 Direct initiative.
  • 1.2 Indirect initiative.
  • 1.3 Agenda setting initiative.

What is the difference between the initiative and referendum in California?

Eligible initiative measures will become qualified for the ballot on the 131st day prior to the next Statewide General Election unless withdrawn by the proponents prior to its qualification by the Secretary of State. A referendum can qualify for the ballot up to 31 days before an election.

What part of California is most likely Republican?

The county with the highest percentage of registered Republicans was Modoc County, with registered Republicans comprising half of the registered voters. The ten counties with the highest percentage of registered Republicans are relatively small, with an average population of 91,776, and all but one are landlocked.

What is the most powerful position in the California State Senate?

The President pro tempore of the California State Senate (President Pro Tem) is the highest-ranking leader and most powerful member of the California State Senate. The officeholder also chairs the Senate Rules Committee.

What is Prop 19 about in California?

Proposition 19 allows homeowners over age 55 to keep a better tax rate when they sell one house and buy another. It took effect on April 1 and applies to anywhere in the state. It’s about as far reaching as the housing tax revolt of Proposition 13 that passed 1978.