CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPENDING LIMITS. RESTRICTS LOBBYISTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Limits a contributor's campaign contributions per candidate to $100 for districts of less than 100,000, $250 for larger districts, and $500 for statewide elections. Committees of small contributors can contribute twice the limit. Contribution limits approximately double for candidates who agree to limit spending. Limits total contributions from political parties, businesses, unions and others. Prohibits transfers between candidates. Limits fundraising to specified time before election. Prohibits lobbyists from making and arranging contributions to those they influence. Requires disclosure of top contributors on ballot measure advertising. Increases penalties under Political Reform Act. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Adoption of this measure would result in costs to state and local governments for implementation and enforcement of new campaign finance limitations in the range of up to $4 million annually. The measure would result in unknown, but probably not significant, additional state and local election costs.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5716349; A: 61.3; N: 3612813; B: 38.7
Tony Miller, Executive Director, Californians for Political Reform, A Committee Sponsored by League of Women Voters of California, American Association of Retired Persons -- California (AARP), Common Cause and United We Stand America; Fran Packard, President, League of Women Voters of California; Jean Carpenter, Co-Chair, Political Reform Task Force of the American Association of Retired Persons -- California (AARP)
Amy Schur, California Director, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now; Dr. Carol Edwards, Reverend; Richard Solomon, Professor of Law and Legal Ethics
Rebuttal Against Author
Fran Packard, President, League of Women Voters of California; Robert Holub, Co-Chair, Political Reform Task Force of the American Association of Retired Persons -- California (AARP); Ruth Holton, Executive Director, California Common Cause
Campaign Contributions and Spending Limits. Restricts Lobbyists. California Proposition 208 (1996).