California Proposition 136
, or the Taxpayers Right-to-Vote Act
, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated.
Proposition 136 was supported by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. It would have imposed a variety of limits on state and local taxes in California.
| Proposition 136|
|Yes|| 3,439,621|| 47.88%|
- Abolishes per unit basis for special personal property taxes; requires such taxes based on property value; limits rate of tax to 1% of value.
- Extends 2/3 vote requirement necessary for legislative approval of state general, special taxes to any new, or increase in, such taxes, and to voter approval of special taxes through initiative.
- Requires charter cities to get majority voter approval of new or increased local general taxes.
- Provides temporary exceptions for disaster relief.
- States that conflicting measures on November, 1990 ballot, which impose special taxes with less than 2/3 vote, are invalid.
If Proposition 136 had passed, it would have altered these parts of the California Constitution:
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- Restricts rate of certain special taxes, could limit future ability of state to raise revenues through such taxes.
- Could limit future passage of initiative statutes proposing approval of special state taxes.
- Prohibits imposition of new, higher general taxes by charter cities without voter approval, thus potentially preventing such cities from increasing revenues.
- Unknown fiscal effect on other local governments.
- Could facilitate local government's enactment of new or higher taxes for disaster relief.