Proposition 25

Proposition 25
Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
1408. (09-0057) – Final Random Sample Update – 06/24/10

Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes.

Qualified: 06/24/10

Proponents: James C. Harrison and Thomas A. Willis (510) 346-6200

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. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: 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. (09-0057.) (Full Text)

No – Redistributes the balance of power and allows any majority party to do what ever they want.