CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPENDING LIMITS. REPEALS GIFT AND HONORARIA LIMITS. RESTRICTS LOBBYISTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Repeals existing law limiting gifts and prohibiting honoraria received by public officials. Limits contributor's contributions per candidate per election to $200 for statewide offices, $100 for most other offices. Allows committees of small contributors 100 times this individual limit. Prohibits more than 25% of contributions from outside district. Limits total contributions by committees and individuals. Bans direct contributions from businesses and unions. Imposes spending limits. Limits time for fundraising. Prohibits tax deduction for lobbying expenses. Prohibits lobbyists from making or arranging contributions to those they influence. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Adoption of this measure would result in costs to state and local governments for implementation and enforcement of new campaign finance limitations in the range of up to $4 million annually. The measure would result in unknown, but probably not significant, additional state and local election costs. The measure would result in additional tax revenues to the state of about $6 million annually due to the elimination of the tax deduction for lobbying expenses.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 4539403; A: 49.1; N: 4694166; B: 50.9
Wendy Wendlandt, Associate Director, California Public Interest Research Group, CALPIRG; Don Vial, Former Commissioner, California Fair Political Practices Commission; Robert Benson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Fran Packard, President, League of Women Voters of California; Jacqueline Antee, State President, American Association of Retired Persons; Tony Miller, Executive Director, Californians for Political Reform, A Committee Sponsored by League of Women Voters of California, American Association of Retired Persons -- California (AARP), Common Cause and United We Stand America
Rebuttal Against Author
Jerry Brown, Governor 1975-1983; Ed Maschke, Executive Director of the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG); Daniel A. Terry, President, California Professional Firefighters
Campaign Contributions and Spending Limits. Repeals Gift and Honoraria Limits. Restricts Lobbyists. California Proposition 212 (1996).