California Local Taxpayers, Public Safety, and Local Services Protection Initiative (2012)

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A California Local Taxpayers, Public Safety, and Local Services Protection Initiative (#11-0061) was approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 6, 2012 ballot.

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:

  • "Guaranteed local governments their existing statutory allocations of state sales tax and vehicle license fees, to fund government services that were shifted from state to local responsibility in 2011."
  • Continued that guarantee as long as local governments have responsibility for the shifted services.
  • Prohibited legislation that increases the scope of shifted services, unless the state government "provides adequate, ongoing funds to pay for increased costs."
  • Put a cap on the state's obligation for actual costs of shifted services at the amount of guaranteed allocations.
  • Required a four-fifths (80%) vote in Legislature to reduce local law enforcement mandates predating the shift.

Text of measure

See also: Ballot titles, summaries and fiscal statements for California's 2012 ballot propositions

Ballot title:

State Funding to Local Governments. Criminal Justice. Social Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Official summary:

"Guarantees local governments their existing statutory allocations of state sales tax and vehicle license fees, to fund government services that were shifted from state to local responsibility in 2011. Continues guarantee as long as local governments have responsibility for shifted services. Prohibits legislation that increases scope of services shifted, unless state provides adequate, ongoing funds to pay for increased costs. Caps state obligation for actual costs of shifted services at amounts of guaranteed allocations. Requires four-fifths vote in Legislature to reduce local law enforcement mandates predating shift."

Summary of estimated fiscal impact:

See also: Fiscal impact statements for California's 2012 ballot propositions

(This is a summary of the initiative's estimated "fiscal impact on state and local government" prepared by the California Legislative Analyst's Office and the Director of Finance.)

"Limitation on the state's ability to change 2011 realignment, resulting in a more stable net fiscal situation for local governments. Decrease in Proposition 98 school minimum funding guarantee. Actual impact on school spending would depend on state decisions in balancing its annual budget. Summary of estimate by Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Limitation on the state's ability to change 2011 realignment, resulting in a more stable net fiscal situation for local governments."

Path to the ballot

See also: California signature requirements

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