Proposition Summary

State Budget, Related Taxes, and Reserve. Voting Requirements. Penalties. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. • Permits Legislature to enact budget and budget-related tax and appropriation bills with 55% vote rather than 2/3 vote currently required. • Requires that Legislature, Governor permanently lose salary, expenses for each day budget is late. • Requires that Legislature stay in session until budget is passed. • Requires budget summary in state ballot pamphlet and link to Internet website with legislators’ voting records on budget and related taxes. • Requires 25% of certain state revenue increases be deposited in reserve fund, which cannot be used to increase spending. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • This measure would have varying state fiscal impacts from lowering the legislative vote requirement for budget-related spending and tax increases—including changes in spending and potentially significant increases in state tax revenues in some years. Fiscal impacts would depend primarily on the composition and actions of future Legislatures.

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Popular Vote Results

Y:2185868; A:34.3; N:4183188; B:65.7; Abst:645718; C:9.21

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Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

For Author

HELEN RUSS, President, California AARP; DAN TERRY, President, California Professional Firefighters; CARLA NINO, President, California State PTA --

Against Author

LARRY MCCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President, California Chamber of Commerce; DAVID HERMAN, Executive Director, The Seniors Coalition --

Rebuttal Author

BETTY JO TOCCOLI, Chair, California Small Business Roundtable; LARRY MCCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; MARTYN B. HOPPER, California State Director, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) --

Rebuttal Against Author

LENNY GOLDBERG, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association; JACQUELINE JACOBBERGER, President, League of Women Voters of California --