|37||FEES. VOTE REQUIREMENTS. TAXES.|
|Ballot Measure Summary|
FEES. VOTE REQUIREMENTS. TAXES.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures.
Requires two-thirds vote of State Legislature, majority or two-thirds of local electorate to impose future state, local fees on activity to study or mitigate its environmental, societal or economic effects. Defines such fees as taxes except property, development, certain other fees. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, potentially significant, reduction in future state and local government revenues from making it more difficult to approve certain regulatory charges.
WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
A YES vote on this measure means: Government actions to establish certain regulatory charges would require approval by a greater number of legislators or local voters.
A NO vote on this measure means: Current laws and constitutional requirements regarding regulatory charges would not be changed.
The California Taxpayers Association urges you to vote Yes on Proposition 37 to stop hidden taxes on food, gasoline, utilities and other necessities. Proposition 37 makes politicians accountable to taxpayers by requiring a vote of the people or a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to enact these hidden taxes.
Proposition 37 protects polluters and shifts their costs to taxpayers. The oil and tobacco lobbies who paid for Prop. 37 want you to pay for the pollution and sickness they cause. American Cancer Society, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club and California Tax Reform Association say: No on 37!
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Californians Against Hidden Taxes
591 Redwood Hwy., Suite 4000
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Taxpayers Against Polluter Protection
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 909
Oakland, CA 94612