Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
HOMESTEAD AGAINST NEGLIGENCE LIABILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Provides that owner of one or two homes, resident in one, shall be "homesteaded" against negligence liability of $200,000 for all claims. Excludes pain and suffering claims and amounts for any claim against owners. Government body gives claimant right to sue by successfully prosecuting for negligence within 160 days. Declares homestead will be $800,000 where there are multiple residential rentals provided there is a resident owner-manager who has $10,000 equity and 50% of all rentals must be weekly or monthly; no hourly rentals. Restricts how criminal or gross negligence law changes are made. The Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance conclude after analysis of the proposed initiative that they are unable to estimate its fiscal impact on State and local government.
David Edwin Kaye, 4860 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California 90805
Failed to Qualify
Homestead Against Negligence Liability. California Initiative 451 (1988).