California Proposition 159, Office of an Auditor General (1992)
Proposition 159 would have amended Article IV of the California Constitution to add a Section 23 and Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution to establish an Office of the Auditor General. The office of Auditor General would have been required to:
- Conduct independent, nonpartisan, professional audits, as required by state or federal law or as requested by the Legislature.
- Hire and promote staff on the basis of merit and professional qualifications.
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- Potential state costs and savings from expanded audit activity. Net impact is unknown, but probably not significant.
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 159 on the ballot in Senate Constitutional Amendment 34 (Statutes of 1992, Resolution Chapter 8).
- November 3, 1992 Official Voter Guide
- Hastings California I&R database
- Los Angeles Law Library, 1992 ballot propositions