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.
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
Legislative Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
California Constitution: Section 3 Of Article I AND Section 6 Of Article XIII B
Mark Leno, Member California State Senate Thomas W. Newton, Executive Director California Newspaper Publishers Association
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
PUBLIC RECORDS. OPEN MEETINGS. STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL AGENCIES. California Proposition 42 (2014).