Wednesday, January 27, 2010

California's Imposition of Tax System Challenged - Petitions re Ballot Initiatives Now Being Circulated for November Elections

California voters will be looking at Policy questions about how State of California imposes taxes. 
 
Three significant measures are now out for signatures on petitions and expected to qualify the ballot for November 2010 California elections.
 
California State Initiatives and Referenda for Ballot Have been Cleared for Circulation.  The Attorney General prepares a title and summary of the chief purpose and points of an initiative. Initiatives are cleared for circulation on the day the title and summary is sent to the initiative proponent(s). No petition may be circulated for signatures before it has been cleared to do so by the Attorney General.

1441. (09-0093).  Would Increase Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Summary Date: 01/22/10 | Circulation Deadline: 06/21/10 | Signatures Required: 694,354.  Proponent: Allan Zaremberg c/o Steve Lucas (916) 446-6752.

Would increase legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state levies and charges, with limited exceptions, and for certain taxes currently subject to majority vote. Changes Constitution to require voters to approve, either by two-thirds or majority, local levies and charges with limited exceptions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potentially major decrease in state and local revenues and spending, depending upon future actions of the Legislature, local governing bodies, and local voters. (09-0093.) (Full Text)

1440. (09-0092).  Would Impose Additional Requirements for Voters to Approve Legislature's Two-Thirds Vote on State Taxes and to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Summary Date: 01/22/10 | Circulation Deadline: 06/21/10 | Signatures Required: 694,354.  Proponent: Josiah Keene c/o Steve Lucas (916) 446-6752.

Would impose new requirement for voters to approve state tax measures following a two-thirds vote by the Legislature. Exempts short-term emergency taxes from voter-approval requirement. Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state levies and charges with limited exceptions, and for certain taxes currently subject to majority vote. Changes Constitution to require voters to approve, either by two-thirds or majority, local levies and charges with limited exceptions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potentially major decrease in state and local revenues and spending, depending upon future actions of the Legislature, local governing bodies, and voters. (09-0092.) (Full Text)

1439. (09-0089). Would Impose Additional Requirements for Voters to Approve Legislature’s Two-Thirds Vote on State Taxes and to Approve Certain Local Taxes and Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Summary Date: 01/22/10.  Circulation Deadline: 06/21/10 | Signatures Required: 694,354. Proponent: Jon Coupal (916) 444-9950.

Would Impose new requirement for voters to approve state tax measures following a two-thirds vote by the Legislature. Exempts short-term emergency taxes from voter-approval requirement. Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for certain fees and taxes currently subject to majority vote. Prohibits Legislature from imposing taxes, fees and assessments on real property and real property sales and transfers, and certain fines. Requires voters to approve by two-thirds vote certain additional local taxes, fees and charges. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potentially major decrease in state and local revenues and spending in the future, depending upon actions of the Legislature, local governing bodies, and voters. (09-0089.) (Full Text)

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Harrison K. Long, Explore Group, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.  Irvine Realtor.  CA DRE #01410855.  ExploreProperties@gmail.com.

See Secretary of State article posted at its web site - ballot measures cleared for circulation - click here.

 

 

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