California Penalties for No Budget (2010)
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Bradley Philip Morisoli was the measure's official proponent.
The proposed initiative said that Governor of California and the California State Legislature are to be automatically removed from office if the legislature fails to approve a budget by June 15th or the Governor fails to sign a budget by June 30th. It also mandates that 25% of the salaries owed to the Governor and each member of the legislature are to be withheld until a budget is completed for following year. Officials who were removed from office under the provisions of the initiative would be prohibited from being elected or appointed to state office for two years following their removal.
The California Legislative Analyst's Office estimated the fiscal impact on state and local government as:
- "Increase in state and local election costs in any year in which the Governor and all 120 members of the Legislature are terminated when the budget process is not completed on time. These costs could potentially exceed $100 million in any such year. Unknown state fiscal impacts from changes in the content of the annual budget as a result of the measure's provisions related to a late budget."