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Make Your Voice Heard California Statewide November 2, 2004 General Election
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Ballot Measure Summary
Proposition 1A
Proposition 59
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Proposition 60A
Proposition 61
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Proposition 64
Proposition 65
Proposition 66
Proposition 67
Proposition 68
Proposition 69
Proposition 70
Proposition 71
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Prepared by the Attorney General

Proposition 1A

Protection of Local Government Revenues

  • Protects local funding for public safety, health, libraries, parks, and other locally delivered services.
  • Prohibits the State from reducing local governments' property tax proceeds.
  • Allows the provisions to be suspended only if the Governor declares a fiscal necessity and two-thirds of the Legislature approve the suspension. Suspended funds must be repaid within three years.
  • Also requires local sales tax revenues to remain with local government and be spent for local purposes.
  • Requires the State to fund legislative mandates on local governments or suspend their operation.

Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Significant changes to state authority over local finances. Higher local government revenues than otherwise would have been the case, possibly in the billions of dollars annually over time. Any such local revenue impacts would result in decreased resources to the state of similar amounts.

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SCA 4 (Proposition 1A)

Assembly: Ayes 64 Noes 13
Senate: Ayes 34 Noes 5

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