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For local governments, requires two-thirds approval of electorate to raise new taxes or governing body to raise new fees. Requires that local laws enacting new taxes specify how revenues can be spent. Heightens legal threshold for local governments to prove that fees passed without two-thirds voter approval are not taxes. Invalidates local taxes imposed in 2018, unless taxes meet criteria adopted by this measure. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potentially substantial decrease in annual local revenues, depending upon future actions of local governing bodies, voters, and the courts.
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EXPANDS REQUIREMENT FOR SUPERMAJORITY APPROVAL TO ENACT NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE MEASURES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1847 (2018).