LIMITATION OF GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Establishes and defines annual appropriation limits on state and local governmental entities based on annual appropriations for prior fiscal year. Requires adjustments for changes in cost of living, population and other specified factors. Appropriation limits may be established or temporarily changed by electorate. Requires revenues received in excess of appropriations permitted by this measure to be returned by revision of tax rates or fee schedules within two fiscal years next following year excess created. With exceptions, provides for reimbursement of local governments for new programs or higher level of services mandated by state. Financial impact: Indeterminable. Financial impact of this measure will depend upon future actions of state and local governments with regard to appropriations that are not subject to the limitations of this measure.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2580720; A: 74.3; N: 891157; B: 25.7
San Francisco Taxpayers Ass'n v. Board of Supervisors: 2 Cal. 4th 571, 1992; County of Fresno v. State: 53 Cal. 3d 482, 1991; Kinlaw v. State: 54 Cal. 3d 326, 1991; City of Sacramento v. State: 50 Cal. 3d 51, 1990; Hunington Park Redevelopment Agency v. Martin: 38 Cal. 3d 100, 1985; California Teachers Ass'n v. Hayes: 5 Cal. App. 4th 1513, 1992; Hayes v. Commission on State Mandates: 11 Cal. App. 4th 1564, 1992; County of Fresno v. Lehman: 229 Cal. App. 3d 340, 1991; County of Fresno v. State: 228 Cal. App. 3d 875, 1990; County of San Bernadino v. State: 227 Cal. App. 3d 1115, 1990; Kinlaw v. State: 227 Cal. App. 3d 974, 1990; Long Beach Unified Sch. Dist. v. State: 225 Cal. App. 3d 155, 1990; San Francisco Taxpayers Ass'n v. Board of Supervisors: 2 Cal. App. 4th 1159, 1990; County of Los Angeles v. Department of Indus. Rels.: 214 Cal. App. 3d 1538, 1989; Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Ass'n v. Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara: 209 Cal. App. 3d 940, 1989; City of Sacramento v. State: 214 Cal. App. 3d 1184, 1988; Santa Barbara County Taxpayer's Ass'n v. County of Santa Barbara: 194 Cal. App. 3d 674, 1987; County of Contra Costa v. State: 177 Cal. App. 3d 62, 1986; City of Sacramento v. State: 156 Cal. App. 3d 182, 1984; County of Los Angeles v. State: 153 Cal. App. 3d 568, 1984; City Council of San Jose v. State: 146 Cal. App. 3d 320, 1983; City Council of San Jose v. South: 136 Cal. App. 3d 334, 1982; Metropolitan Water Dist. of S. Cal. v. Dorff: 138 Cal. App. 3d 388, 1982; County of Placer v. Corin: 113 Cal. App. 3d 443, 1980
Code Sections Affected
Added Cal. Const. art. XIIIB
Paul Gann, Coauthor, Proposition 13; Carol Hallett, Member of the Assembly, 29th District, Assembly Minority Leader
Jonathan C. Lewis, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association; Susan F. Rice, President, League of Women Voters of California; John F. Henning, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Rebuttal Against Author
Paul Gann, Coauthor, Proposition 13
Limitation of Government Appropriations California Proposition 4 (1979).