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Guarantees local governments their existing statutory allocations of state sales tax and vehicle license fees, to fund government services that were shifted from state to local responsibility in 2011. Continues guarantee as long as local governments have responsibility for shifted services. Prohibits legislation that increases scope of services shifted, unless state provides adequate, ongoing funds to pay for increased costs. Caps state obligation for actual costs of shifted services at amounts of guaranteed allocations. Requires four-fifths vote in Legislature to reduce local law enforcement mandates predating shift. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst of fiscal impact on state and local government: Limitation on the state's ability to change 2011 realignment, resulting in a more stable net fiscal situation for local governments. Decrease in Proposition 98 school minimum funding guarantee. Actual impact on school spending would depend on state decisions in balancing its annual budget. Summary of estimate by Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Limitation on the state's ability to change 2011 realignment, resulting in a more stable net fiscal situation for local governments.
Paul McIntosh c/o Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP Attn: Cathy Christian (916) 446-6752
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State Funding to Local Governments. Criminal Justice. Social Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1538 (2011).