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   CA Proposition 25 - Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority

ELECTION INFORMATION

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Majority Vote to Pass Budgets

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

6/9/2010 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/2/2010 9:00 am

Polls Close

11/2/2010 10:00 pm

Term Starts

11/3/2010 12:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/9998 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 6/30/2010, Updated 11/5/2010

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NARRATIVE

Ballot title: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Official summary: Changes the legislative vote requirement necessary to pass the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. Provides that if the Legislature fails to pass a budget bill by June 15, all members of the Legislature will permanently forfeit any reimbursement for salary and expenses for every day until the day the Legislature passes a budget bill. Estimated fiscal impact: Unknown changes in the content of the state budget from lowering the legislative vote requirement for passage. Fiscal impact would depend on the composition and actions of future Legislatures. Minor reduction in state costs related to compensation of legislators in years when the budget bill is passed after June 15.


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

8/5/2010 10:00 pm

Analysis

Majority-vote budget measure Proposition 25 is a mixed bag


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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2009

3,919,942
54.74%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2009

3,241,152
45.26%

 

Source for election returns: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/


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