Proposition Summary

CLASS SIZE REDUCTION KINDERGARTEN-UNIVERSITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES BOND ACT OF 1998. This nine billion two hundred million dollar ($9,200,000,000) bond issue will provide funding for necessary education facilities for at least four years for class size reduction, to relieve overcrowding and accommodate student enrollment growth and to repair older schools and for wiring and cabling for education technology. Funds will also be used to upgrade and build new classrooms in community colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. These bonds may be used only for eligible construction projects. Appropriates General Fund money to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $15.2 billion to pay off both the principal ($9.2 billion) and interest ($6 billion) on the bonds. The average payment for principal and interest over 25 years would be about $600 million per year. State cost of $160 million to offset all or part of school-related development fees borne by certain homebuyers and renters.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 50 (Proposition 1A) Assembly - Ayes, 69; Noes, 9 -- Senate - Ayes, 32, Noes, 6

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4886570; A: 62.5; N: 2934131; B: 37.5

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Bond Act Act

For Author

LARRY MC CARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; LOIS TINSON, President, California Teachers Association; HOWARD OWENS, Director, Congress of California Seniors

Against Author

ASSEMBLYMAN TOM MCCLINTOCK; LEWIS K. UHLER, President, National Tax Limitation Committee; EDWARD J. "TED" COSTA, C.E.O., People's Advocate Inc.

Rebuttal Author

ASSEMBLYMAN TOM MCCLINTOCK; JOHN COURTNEY, President, California Republican Assembly; SENATOR RAY HAYNES, Republican Whip

Rebuttal Against Author

DANIEL TERRY, President, California Professional Firefighters; DEBORAH ORTIZ, Member of the California State Assembly; ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President, California Chamber of Commerce