California Proposition 194
was on the March 26, 1996 primary election ballot
as a legislatively-referred state statute
, where it was approved.
Proposition 194 modified California's penal code so that a prisoner's employment in a joint venture program while in prison does not entitle that prisoner to unemployment benefits once he or she is released from prison.
| Proposition 194|
| Yes|| 4,126,987|| 73.94%|
Text of measure
The official ballot summary that appeared on the ballot said:
- "Provides that prisoner's employment in a joint venture program while in prison does not entitle the prisoner to unemployment benefits upon release from prison."
The California Legislative Analyst's Office provided an estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact for Proposition 194. That estimate was:
- "Probably minor overall fiscal effect."
According to the campaign finance reporting system sponsored by the California Secretary of State, no money was spent supporting or opposing Proposition 194.
Path to the ballot
Proposition 194 was voted onto the ballot by the California State Legislature via Senate Bill 103 (Statutes of 1995, Chapter 440).
| Votes in legislature to refer to ballot