Kindergarten–University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002. • This act provides for a bond issue of thirteen billion fifty million dollars ($13,050,000,000) to fund necessary education facilities to relieve overcrowding and to repair older schools. • Funds will be targeted to areas of greatest need and must be spent according to strict accountability measures. • Funds will also be used to upgrade and build new classrooms in the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, to provide adequate higher education facilities to accommodate growing student enrollment. •Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State cost of about $26.2 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($13.05 billion) and interest ($13.15 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $873 million per year.
Legislative Vote Results
FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON AB 16 (PROPOSITION 47) -- Assembly:Ayes 71 Noes 8 -- Senate: Ayes 27 Noes 11 --
Popular Vote Results
Y:4222946; A:59.1; N:2925223; B:40.9; Abst:590612; C:7.6
ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President California, Chamber of Commerce; JAN HARP DOMENE, President, California State PTA (PTA); LARRY MCCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association (CAL TAX)
WM. J. "PETE" KNIGHT, Senator, 17th District, California State Senate; JON COUPAL, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; LEWIS K. UHLER, President, National Tax Limitation Committee
Rebuttal Against Author
WAYNE JOHNSON, President, California Teachers Association; BILL HAUCK, Co-Chair, Taxpayers for Accountability and Better Schools; BARBARA B. INATSUGU, President, League of Women Voters of California --
KINDERGARTEN-UNIVERSITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES BOND ACT OF 2002. California Proposition 47 (2002).