Proposition Summary

LEGISLATURE. PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. • Amends Constitution to allow members of the California Legislature the option to participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System. • Allows any person elected or serving in the Legislature on or after November 1, 1990 to participate in any state retirement plan in which a majority of the employees of the State may participate. • Only the employer’s share of the contribution necessary for participation in such state retirement plans will be paid by the State. • Requires members of the Legislature to continue to participate in the Federal Social Security System. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Annual state costs under $1 million to provide retirement benefits to legislators, with these costs replacing other spending from the fixed annual amount provided in support of the Legislature. No net impact on state spending.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on ACA 12 (Proposition 33) -- Assembly: Ayes 57 Noes 12 -- Senate: Ayes 27 Noes 0 --

Popular Vote Results

Y: 3809044; A: 38.9; N: 5973736; B: 61.1

Election Type

General Election

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Legislative Constitutional Amendment

For Author

PETER SZEGO, Chair State Legislative Committee American Association of Retired Persons; ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President California Chamber of Commerce; DAN TERRY, President California Professional Firefighters --

Against Author

ERNEST F. DYNDA, President United Organizations of Taxpayers; LEWIS K. UHLER, President National Tax Limitation Committee --

Rebuttal Author

RANDY THOMASSON, Executive Director Campaign for California Families; RICK GANN, Director of Legal Affairs Paul Gann's Spirit of 13 Committee; PETER F. SCHABARUM, Co-Author Proposition 140 --

Rebuttal Against Author

DR. WILLIAM CRIST, President Board of Administration, California Public Employees' Retirement System; BILL HAUCK, Former Chairman California Constitution Revision Commission; MARK MUSCARDINI, President California Association of Highway Patrolmen --