JUDGES' SALARIES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Establishes base salary of a judge of a court of record, beginning on January 1, 1981, as equal the annual salary payable as of July 1, 1980, for that office had the judge been elected in 1978. Provides Legislature may prescribe salary increases during a term of office, may terminate prospective increases at any time during a term of office, but shall not reduce a salary during a term of office below the highest level paid during that term. Provides that laws setting the salaries of judges shall not constitute an obligation of contract. Fiscal impact on state and local governments: State salary and pension reductions of approximately $2.7 million from 1981 through 1986.
Legislative Vote Results
Assembly - Ayes, 72; Noes, 0 -- Senate - Ayes, 30; Noes, 3
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5204250; A: 70.3; N: 2198702; B: 29.7
John Garamendi, State Senator, 13th District; Charles R. Imbrecht, Member of the Assembly, 36th District; Kenneth Hahn, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District
Timothy D. Weinland, Attorney at Law
Rebuttal Against Author
John Garamendi, State Senator, 13th District; Charles Imbrecht, Member of the Assembly, 36th District; Kenneth Hahn, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District
Judges' Salaries California Proposition 11 (1980).