No on 26 - Two-Thirds Vote on Fees Print

Official Title and Summary

Initiative Constitutional Amendment
Requires That Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business.

  • Requires that certain state fees be approved by two-thirds vote of Legislature and certain local fees be approved by two-thirds of voters.
  • Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for certain tax measures, includingthose that do not result in a net increase in revenue, currently subject to a majority vote.

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

  • Decreased state and local government revenues and spending due to the higher approval requirements for new revenues. The amount of the decrease would depend on future decisions by governing bodies and voters, but over time could total up to billions of dollars annually.
  • Additional state fiscal effects from repealing recent fee and tax laws: (1) increased transportation program spending and increased General Fund costs of $1 billion annually, and (2) unknown potential decrease in state revenues.

Peace and Freedom Party Position

We need to tax corporations and the rich and pass budgets that meet our human needs. Yes on 24 and 25 and No on 26 are steps in the right direction.

Proposition 26 would require a two-thirds vote to approve most state and local fees. It would cover everything from special fire protection districts to mitigation levies on corporate polluters. Vote NO.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 October 2010 14:29