Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BY STATE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits the state, its political subdivisions, and agents from using race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin as a criterion for discriminating against or giving preferential treatment to any individual or group in public employment, public education, or public contracting. Exempts reasonably necessary sex-based classifications in public employment and public education. Exempts state actions necessary for receipt of federal funds. Declares intent that act should be enforced to the extent permitted by federal law and the United States Constitution. Provides for severability of provisions if invalid. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would result in an annual savings in public employment and contracting costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars, and in potential annual savings in state higher education programs of about 50 million dollars, from funds currently spent on affirmative action programs that discriminate, or involve preferential treatment, based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. As a result of these savings, potentially tens of millions of dollars would become available in public schools and community colleges for other educational programs.
Gene Thompson, 3856 Creekside Place, Auburn, Ca 95602 (916) 823-1449
Failed to Qualify
Prohibition Against Discrimination Or Preferential Treatment By State. California Initiative 663 (1995).