California Elimination of Religion-Based Property Tax Exemptions (2014)
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Its sponsors, however, did not submit any signatures to election officials by the deadline.
If the initiative had qualified for the ballot and been approved by the state's voters, it would have eliminated the state's existing property tax exemptions that are based on the use of a property for religious worship or other religious purposes.
Text of measure
- "Eliminates property tax exemptions based on property’s use for religious worship or other religious purposes, commencing on January 1, 2013."
Fiscal impact statement:
- "Annual local government revenue increase of roughly $225 million from property taxes levied on religious property. State General Fund savings in most years of roughly $100 million from increased local property tax revenues for school and community college districts."
Path to the ballot
- Jo Shaffer submitted a letter requesting a ballot title on April 10, 2012.
- A ballot title and summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on June 5, 2012.
- 807,615 valid signatures are required for qualification purposes.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #12-0012 was November 2, 2012.
- No signatures were filed by the filing deadline.