Kindergarten–University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004. • This act provides for a bond issue of twelve billion three hundred million dollars ($12,300,000,000) 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 General Fund to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State costs of about $24.7 billion to pay off both the principal ($12.3 billion) and interest ($12.4 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $823 million per year.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on AB 16 (Proposition 55) -- Assembly: Ayes 71 Noes 8 -- Senate: Ayes 27 Noes 11 --
Popular Vote Results
Y:3239706; A:50.9; N:3130921; B:49.1; Abst:644147; C:9.18
Bond Act Act
BARBARA KERR, President, California Teachers Association; LARRY McCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; BILL HAUCK, Co-Chair, Californians for Accountability and Better Schools --
SENATOR RICO OLLER, First Senate District --
Rebuttal Against Author
CARLA NINO, President, California State PTA; ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President, California Chamber of Commerce; CATHERINE L. UNGER, President, Board of Governors, California Community Colleges --
Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004. California Proposition 55 (2004).