Proposition Summary

Requires local government compliance with laws providing for public access to local government body meetings and records of government officials. Eliminates reimbursement for costs of compliance. Fiscal Impact: Reductions in state payments to local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually. Potential future costs on local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

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Legislative Vote Results

FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON SCA 3 (PROPOSITION 42) (Resolution Chapter 123, Statutes of 2013) Senate - Ayes, 37; Noes 0; Assembly - Ayes, 78; Noes 0

Popular Vote Results

Y: 2,467,357; A:61.8; N:1,522,406; B:38.2

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Legislative Constitutional Amendment

Code Sections Affected

California Constitution: Section 3 Of Article I AND Section 6 Of Article XIII B

For Author

Mark Leno, Member California State Senate Thomas W. Newton, Executive Director California Newspaper Publishers Association

Against Author

Gary Wesley

Rebuttal Author

Gary Wesley

Rebuttal Against Author

James W. Ewert, General Counsel California Newspaper Publishers Association Donna Frye, President Californians Aware Jennifer A. Waggoner, President League of Women Voters of California