Proposition Summary

HOUSING AND EMERGENCY SHELTER TRUST FUND ACT OF 2006. Funds may be used for the purpose of providing shelters for battered women and their children, clean and safe housing for low-income senior citizens; homeownership assistance for the disabled, military veterans, and working families; and repairs and accessibility improvements to apartment for families and disabled citizens. The state shall issue bonds totaling two billion eight hundred fifty million dollars ($2,850,000,000) paid from existing state funds at an average annual cost of two hundred and four million dollars ($204,000,000) per year over the 30 year life of the bonds. Requires reporting and publication of annual independent audited reports showing use of funds, and limits administration and overhead costs. 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 about $6.1 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($2.85 billion) and interest costs ($3.3 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $204 million per year.

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Legislative Vote Results

FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON SB 1689 (PROPOSITION 1C) -- Senate: Ayes 27 Noes 11 -- Assembly: Ayes 54 Noes 16 --

Popular Vote Results


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General Election

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Bond Act Act

For Author

CHERYL KEENAN, Executive Director, San Diego Habitat for Humanity; MARIVIC MABANAG, Executive Director, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence; TOM PORTER, State Director, AARP

Against Author

ASSEMBLYMAN CHUCK DEVORE, Member, California State Assembly

Rebuttal Author

ASSEMBLYMAN CHUCK DEVORE, Member, Assembly Budget Committee ; BILL LEONARD, Member, California State Board of Equalization; MIKE SPENCE, President, California Taxpayer Protection Committee

Rebuttal Against Author

HANK LACAYO, President, Congress of California Seniors; PETER CAMERON, President, Vietnam Veterans of California; MARIVIC MABANAG, Executive Director, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence