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Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.
YES A YES vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures (also called propositions) would take effect after the statewide vote has been counted and certified—about six weeks after Election Day.
NO A NO vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures would continue to take effect the day after Election Day.
PRO Proposition 71 will prevent confusion over implementation dates for ballot measures in future elections. Currently, measures are effective the day after the election, unless otherwise specified. Proposition 71 will provide a clear point at which measures shall be effective, eliminating confusion when election outcomes have yet to be certified.
CON Although surely well-intended, Proposition 71 is unnecessary and would prevent future ballot measures from (retroactively) taking effect "the day after the election" as is currently permitted by the California Constitution. Sometimes it is important that changes in the law made by voters apply as soon as possible.