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California Proposition 158, Office of the California Analyst (1992)

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California Proposition 158 was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in California as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Proposition 158 would have amended Section 7 of Article IV of the California Constitution to:

  • Change the name of the office to the Office of the California Analyst and establishes it in the State Constitution.
  • Require the office to make recommendations to the Legislature on the annual state budget, the revenues and expenditures of the state, and the organization and structure of state government.
  • Conduct its work in a strictly nonpartisan manner.
  • Appoint and promote employees on the basis of merit and professional qualifications.

Election results

Proposition 158
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No5,882,43860.13%
Yes 3,901,046 39.87%

Ballot summary

Proposition 158 November 1992.PNG

Fiscal impact

The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:

Potential state costs and savings, depending on actions in annual budget process. Net impact is unknown, but probably not significant.

Path to the ballot

The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 158 on the ballot with Senate Constitutional Amendment 33 (Statutes of 1992, Resolution Chapter 7).

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