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MAINTENANCE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Provides that fire and police protection and emergency medical services in any local agency shall not be reduced below levels of services existing either on June 30, 1978, or date amendment adopted, whichever is higher. Protection levels defined to include personnel, equipment and facilities used for fire suppression, investigation, training and support activities; police protection, investigation, training and support activities; and emergency medical services provided by local fire or police entities. Local agencies may reduce levels of protection by two-thirds vote of qualified electors voting. Legislature responsible to enact all necessary implementing legislation. Financial impact: Either a substantial but indeterminable increase in local governmental costs, or a shift in funding from other local programs to fire, police, and emergency services. No direct impact on state costs.
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Maintenance Of Emergency Services California Initiative 223 (1979).