WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amendment not effective unless SB 200 (1980) enacted and takes effect. SB 200 adds several units to Central Valley Project, including delta peripheral canal, and specifies requirements for these. This amendment provides no statute changing specified provisions of SB 200 protecting existing water rights, water quality, and fish and wildlife resources, or the Delta Protection Act, becomes effective unless approved by electors or, under specified conditions, by two-thirds vote in each legislative house. Restricts appropriations for specified water exportations. Restricts eminent domain proceedings in delta. Establishes Sacramento County venue and sets court preferences for handling actions. Fiscal impact on state and local governments: Undetermined increase in state reimbursement of court costs to Sacramento County and decrease in state travel costs.
Legislative Vote Results
Assembly - Ayes, 56; Noes, 20 -- Senate - Ayes, 29; Noes, 7
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3918199; A: 53.3; N: 3367711; B: 46.2
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor; Leo T. McCarthy, Member of the Assembly, 18th District Speaker of the Assembly; Lawrence Kapiloff, Member of the Assembly, 78th District
John E. Thurman, Member of the Assembly, 27th District; Frederick J. Heringer, President, California Farm Bureau Federation
Rebuttal Against Author
Leo T. McCarthy, Member of the Assembly, 18th District Speaker of the Assembly; Lawrence Kapiloff, Member of the Assembly, 78th District
Water Resources Development and Protection California Proposition 8 (1980).