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CLASSIFICATION BY RACE, ETHNICITY, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Effective January 1, 2005, prohibits state, local governments from using race, ethnicity, color or national origin to classify current or prospective students, contractors, or employees in public education, contracting or employment operations. Does not prohibit classification by sex. Prohibition also covers persons subject to other operations of government unless Legislature finds compelling state interest, authorizes by two-thirds of each house, and Governor approves. "Classifying" defined as separating, sorting, or organizing persons or personal data. Exemptions include: law enforcement descriptions; prisoner and undercover assignments; action taken to maintain federal funding. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have a major fiscal impact of annual state savings potentially ranging from several million dollars to in excess of $1 0 million beginning in 2015.
Kevin Nguyen, P.O. Box 188350, Sacramento, CA 95818, (916) 444-2278
CLASSIFICATION BY RACE, ETHNICITY, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 933 (2001).