California Proposition 33, PERS Participation for State Legislators (2000)
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Text of measure
The ballot title was:
- Amends Constitution to allow members of the California Legislature the option to participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System.
- Allows any person elected or serving in the Legislature on or after November 1, 1990 to participate in any state retirement plan in which a majority of the employees of the State may participate.
- Only the employer’s share of the contribution necessary for participation in such state retirement plans will be paid by the State.
- Requires members of the Legislature to continue to participate in the Federal Social Security System.
- See also: Fiscal impact statement
The California Legislative Analyst's Office provided an estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact for Proposition 33. That estimate was:
- Annual state costs under $1 million to provide retirement benefits to legislators, with these costs replacing other spending from the fixed annual amount provided in support of the Legislature. No net impact on state spending.
$179,823 was spent to promote the measure. No significant funds were spent to oppose it.
Path to the ballot
Proposition 33 was voted onto the ballot by the California State Legislature via Assembly Constitutional Amendment 12 of the 1999-2000 Regular Session (Resolution Chapter 83, Statutes of 2000).
|Votes in legislature to refer to ballot|
- Official Voter Guide summary to Proposition 33
- Official ballot title of Proposition 33
- Official declaration of the November 7, 2000 vote (dead link)
- Full text of Proposition 33
- Smart Voter on Proposition 33
- Cal Voter on Prop 33
- Top Ten contributors