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State of California November 7, 2000 Election
Directory of California State Propositions
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Proposition 32. Veterans’ Bond Act of 2000 (Bond Act)
6,709,560 / 67.2% Yes votes
3,278,248 / 32.8% No votes
This act provides for a bond issue of five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) to provide farm and home aid for California veterans. Fiscal Impact: Costs of about $858 million over 25 years (average cost of about $34 million per year); costs paid by participating veterans.

Proposition 33. Legislature. Participation In Public Employees’ Retirement System (Legislative Constitutional Amendment)
3,791,715 / 39.0% Yes votes
5,941,814 / 61.0% No votes
Allows legislative members to participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System plans in which a majority of state employees may participate. Fiscal Impact: Annual state costs under $1 million to provide retirement benefits to legislators, with these costs replacing other spending from the fixed annual amount provided in support of the Legislature.

Proposition 34. Campaign Contributions and Spending. Limits. Disclosure (Legislative Initiative Amendment. Put on the ballot by the Legislature)
5,903,907 / 60.0% Yes votes
3,933,949 / 40.0% No votes
Limits campaign contributions and loans to state candidates and political parties. Provides voluntary spending limits; expands public disclosure requirements and increases penalties. Fiscal Impact: Additional net costs to the state, potentially up to several million dollars annually, and unknown but probably not significant costs to local government.

Proposition 35. Public Works Projects. Use of Private Contractors for Engineering and Architectural Services. (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
5,442,138 / 55.1% Yes votes
4,428,702 / 44.9% No votes
Amends Constitution eliminating existing restrictions on state, local contracting with private entities for engineering, architectural services; contracts awarded by competitive selection; bidding permitted, not required. Fiscal Impact: Unknown impact on state spending for architectural and engineering services and construction project delivery. Actual impact will depend on how the state uses the contracting flexibility under the proposition.

Proposition 36. Drugs. Probation and Treatment Program (Initiative Statute. Put on the ballot by Petition Signatures)
6,199,992 / 60.8% Yes votes
3,991,153 / 39.2% No votes
Requires probation and drug treatment, not incarceration, for possession, use, transportation of controlled substances and similar parole violations, except sale or manufacture. Authorizes dismissal of charges after completion of treatment. Fiscal Impact: Net annual savings of $100 million to $150 million to the state and about $40 million to local governments. Potential avoidance of one-time capital outlay costs to the state of $450 million to $550 million.

Proposition 37. Fees. Vote Requirements. Taxes (Initiative Constitutional Amendment)
4,579,981 / 48.0% Yes votes
4,963,684 / 52.0% No votes
Requires two-thirds vote of State Legislature, majority or two-thirds of local electorate to impose future state, local fees on activity to study or mitigate its environmental, societal or economic effects. Defines such fees as taxes except property, development, certain other fees. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, potentially significant, reduction in future state and local government revenues from making it more difficult to approve certain regulatory charges.

Proposition 38. School Vouchers. State-Funded Private and Religious Education Public School Funding. (Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Put on the ballot by Petition Signatures)
3,085,457 / 29.5% Yes votes
7,387,753 / 70.5% No votes
Authorizes annual state payments of at least $4000 per pupil for private/religious schools. Permits replacement of current constitutional public school funding formula. Fiscal Impact: Near-term state costs from zero to $1.1 billion annually. Long-term state impact from $2 billion in annual costs to $3 billion in annual savings, depending on how many public school students shift to private schools.

Proposition 39. School Facilities. 55% Local Vote. Bonds, Taxes Accountability Requirements. (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)
5,402,822 / 53.3% Yes votes
4,733,205 / 46.7% No votes
Authorizes bonds for repair, construction or replacement of school facilities, classrooms, if approved by 55% local vote. Fiscal Impact: Increased bond debt for many school districts. Long-term costs statewide could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Potential longer-term state savings to the extent school districts assume greater responsibility for funding school facilities.

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