Proposition Summary

SAFE DRINKING WATER, CLEAN WATER, WATERSHED PROTECTION, AND FLOOD PROTECTION BOND ACT. • This act provides for a bond issue of one billion nine hundred seventy million dollars ($1,970,000,000) to provide funds for a safe drinking water, water quality, flood protection, and water reliability program. • Appropriates money from the General Fund to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State cost of up to $3.4 billion over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($1.97 billion) and interest ($1.4 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $135 million per year. • Potential costs of an unknown amount to local governments to operate or maintain projects developed with these bond funds.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on AB 1584 (Proposition 13) Assembly - Ayes, 68; Noes, 11 -- Senate - Ayes, 30; Noes, 6

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4745872; A: 64.8; N: 2547456; B: 35.2

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Bond Act Act

For Author

Governor Gray Davis; Allan Zaremberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce; Leslie Friedman Johnson, Water Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

Against Author

GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California; THOMAS TRYON, Calaveras County Supervisor; TED BROWN, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator

Rebuttal Author

GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California; DENNIS SCHLUMPF, Director, Tahoe City Public Utility District; TED BROWN, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator

Rebuttal Against Author

LARRY McCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; Jim Costa, Chairman, Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee; Michael J. Machado, Chairman, Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee