California Proposition 1A, Seismic Retrofit Bond Act (1994)
California Proposition 1A, also known as the Earthquake Relief & Seismic Retrofit Bond Act of 1994 was on the June 7, 1994 primary election ballot in California as a legislatively-referred bond act, where it was defeated.
Proposition 1A was for a $2 billion bond for earthquake relief and seismic retrofitting.
Although it was defeated, two years later Californians approved a similar measure, Proposition 192.
Text of measure
The ballot summary read:
"This act provides for a bond issue of two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) to provide funds for an earthquake relief and seismic retrofit program.
The bond proceeds are to be used for the Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994, as follows: 1) $145,000,000 for transportation; 2) $265,000,000 for public infrastructure; 3) $65,000,000 for earthquake hazard mitigation projects of public facilities in specific counties; 4) $950,000,000 for seismic retrofit of state-owned highways and bridges; and 5) $575,000,000 for loans to owners of owner-occupied dwellings.
Appropriates money from State General Fund to pay off bonds."
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 1A on the ballot via SB 131.
The vote in the state legislature to refer 1A to the ballot was:
- June 7, 1994 supplemental voter guide
- Statement of vote, California June 3, 1994 statewide elections
- Los Angeles Law Library, 1994 ballot propositions