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WELFARE - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes Public Assistance Commission to annually survey and report on state per capita expenditures and state and county administrative costs of public assistance programs in California and the other states. Limits expenditures for benefits under each program to the national average expenditure, excluding California, plus 10%. Permits increase in any program expenditure upon majority vote of legislature so long as total of expenditures do not exceed limit. Defines programs included; exempts existing programs primarily involving aged, blind, and disabled. Provides for amendment by two-thirds vote of legislature after specified public notice. Makes other provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The initiative would result in state costs of $250,000 annually beginning in 1984-85 for the support of the Commission. In addition, beginning in 1986-87 the initiative's expenditure limits on public assistance programs would result in minimum indentifiable annual savings of $850 million in state funds and $100 million in county funds. (There also would be $625 million savings in federal funds.)
Assemblyman Ross Johnson, 424 West Commonwealth, Fullerton, Ca 92632
Welfare-Public Assistance Programs. California Initiative 334 (1983).