Proposition Summary

ILLEGAL ALIENS. INELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. VERIFICATION AND REPORTING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. • Makes illegal aliens ineligible for public social services, public health care services (unless emergency under federal law), and public school education at elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. • Requires various state and local agencies to report persons who are suspected illegal aliens to the California Attorney General and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Mandates California Attorney General to transmit reports to Immigration and Naturalization Service and maintain records of such reports. • Makes it a felony to manufacture, distribute, sell or use false citizenship or residence documents. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Annual savings of roughly $200 million to the state and local governments (primarily counties), due to reduced costs for public social services, health care and higher education. • Annual administrative costs of tens of millions of dollars (potentially more than $100 million in the first year) to the state and local governments (primarily counties and public schools) to verify citizenship or legal status of students and parents and persons seeking health care and/or social services. • Places at possible risk billions of dollars annually in federal funding for state and local education, health and welfare programs due to conflicts between the measure's provisions and federal requirements.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 5063537; A: 58.8; N: 3529432; B: 41.2

Election Type

General Election

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Initiative Statute

For Author

ASSEMBLYMAN DICK MOUNTJOY, Author of Proposition 187; RONALD PRINCE, Chairman of the "Save Our State" Committee; MAYOR BARBARA KILEY, Co-Chair of the "Save Our State" Committee --

Against Author

SHERMAN BLOCK, Sheriff, Los Angeles County; D. A. ("DEL") WEBER, President, California Teachers Association; RALPH R. OCAMPO, M.D., President, California Medical Association --

Rebuttal Author

PAT DINGSDALE, President, California State PTA; MICHAEL B. HILL, M.D., President, American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter; HOWARD L. OWENS, Legislative Director, Congress of California Seniors --

Rebuttal Against Author

ASSEMBLYMAN DICK MOUNTJOY, Author, Proposition 187/S.O.S.; CONGRESSMAN JAY KIM, Advisor, Proposition 187/S.O.S.; JESSE LAGUNA, Chairman, Border Solution Task Force --