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(a) "Ballot title" is the name of a statewide measure included in the ballot label and the ballot title and summary.

(b) "Ballot title and summary" means the summary of the chief purpose and points including the fiscal impact summary of any measure that appears in the state voter information guide. The ballot title and summary shall include a statement of the measure's fiscal impact. The ballot title and summary shall not exceed 100 words, not including the fiscal impact statement.

(c) (1) "Circulating title and summary" means the text that is required to be placed on a petition for signatures that is either one of the following:

(A) The summary of the chief purpose and points of a proposed initiative measure that affects the Constitution or laws of the state, and the fiscal impact of the proposed initiative measure.

(B) The summary of the chief purpose and points of a referendum measure that affects a law or laws of the state.

(2) The circulating title and summary shall not exceed 100 words, not including the fiscal impact summary.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 422, Sec. 1.)