California Budget Reform Act (2010)
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Robert Denham was the measure's official proponent.
The proposed initiative would have amended the California Constitution so that, in the future, the California State Legislature could pass a budget by a 60% supermajority vote rather than the current 66.67% supermajority requirement.
The California Secretary of State announced on January 11, 2010 that 09-0016 had failed.
Ballot title: Changes the Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget or Raise Taxes From Two-Thirds to Three-Fifths. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Official summary: Changes the legislative vote requirement necessary to pass the state budget, and to raise taxes, from two-thirds (sixty-seven percent) to three-fifths (sixty percent).
Estimated fiscal impact: Unknown state fiscal impacts from lowering the legislative vote requirement for spending and tax increases. In some cases, the content of the annual state budget could change and/or state tax revenues could increase. Fiscal impact would depend on the composition and actions of future Legislatures.