California Special Election: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
 Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Official Voter Information Guide Official Voter Information Guide
PROPOSITION
1A
STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS.
LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES "RAINY DAY" BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND.

OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY


STATE BUDGET. CHANGES CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROCESS.
LIMITS STATE SPENDING. INCREASES "RAINY DAY" BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND.

  • Increases size of state "rainy day" fund from 5% to 12.5% of the General Fund.
  • A portion of the annual deposits into that fund would be dedicated to savings for future economic downturns, and the remainder would be available to fund education, infrastructure, and debt repayment, or for use in a declared emergency.
  • Requires additional revenue above historic trends to be deposited into state "rainy day" fund, limiting spending.

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

  • Higher state tax revenues of roughly $16 billion from 2010-11 through 2012-13 to help balance the state budget.
  • In many years, increased amounts of money in state "rainy day" reserve fund.
  • Potentially less ups and downs in state spending over time.
  • Possible greater state spending on repaying budgetary borrowing and debt, infrastructure projects, and temporary tax relief. In some cases, this would mean less money available for ongoing spending.

Final votes cast by the legislature on ACA 1 (Proposition 1A)

Senate: Ayes 30 Noes 8

Assembly: Ayes 74 Noes 6

Final votes cast by the legislature on SCA 13 (Proposition 1A)

Senate: Ayes 39 Noes 0

Assembly: Ayes 64 Noes 6

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