California Proposition 194, Employed Prisoners Not Eligible for Unemployment Compensation When Released (1996)
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.
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."
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|
- Official Voter Guide to Proposition 194
- Full text of Proposition 194
- March 26, 1996 California elections results
- PDF of the March 26 voter guide