Proposition Summary

Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

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Legislative Vote Results

FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON SB 5 (PROPOSITION 68) (CHAPTER 852, STATUTES OF 2017) Senate: Ayes 27 Noes 9; Assembly: Ayes 56 Noes 21

Popular Vote Results

Y:3807982; A:57.4; N:2831878; B:42.6

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Bond Act

For Author

SENATOR KEVIN DE LEÓN California State Senate President Pro Tem DR. MICHAEL ONG, M.D. American Lung Association in California DAN HOWELLS-SCHAFROTH, California State Director Clean Water Action

Against Author

ANDREA SEASTRAND, President Central Coast Taxpayers Association JON COUPAL, President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association SENATOR JOHN M.W. MOORLACH 37th Senate District

Rebuttal Author

JOHN M.W. MOORLACH, State Senator 37th District

Rebuttal Against Author

HELEN HUTCHISON, President League of Women Voters of California MIKE SWEENEY, Executive Director of California The Nature Conservancy ANDREA TUTTLE, Director (Retired) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection