California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has introduced AB 2233. For special elections, the bill lowers the number of signatures in lieu of filing fee. Currently 3,000 signatures in lieu of filing fee are required for U.S. House and State Senate, and 1,500 for Assembly. In regular elections, the signatures can be gathered over a period of 120 days. But in special elections, the period is shorter. The bill says that the number of signatures should be reduced in proportion to the length of the special election time period. Thanks to C.T. Weber for this news.