California Proposition 169, the "Budget Implementation Amendment" (1993)
Proposition 169 would have amended Article IV, Section 9 of the California Constitution to authorize one annual budget implementation bill that could cover more than a single subject. Proposition 169 would also have allowed the Governor to veto individual law changes in the California State Legislature's budget implementation bill.
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If Proposition 169 had been approved, it would have amended:
Text of measure
The ballot title was:
- BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
The ballot summary was:
- Authorizes enactment of an annual statute, with more than one subject, to implement changes in law directly related to appropriations in the annual budget act, if title so states, and, if bill enacting statute is presented to the Governor at same time as budget bill.
- Provisions of statute not directly related to implementation of budget act appropriation(s) declared void.
- Authorizes Governor to veto one or more changes in law in annual statute, while approving others.
- Authorizes legislative override of change(s) and enactment in the same manner as bills, if vetoed by Governor.
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- No significant costs or savings to state or local governments.
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 169 on the ballot in Senate Constitutional Amendment 32 (Statutes of 1992, Resolution Chapter 114).
- Official voter pamphlet for the 1993 special election in California
- Hastings California I&R database
- Los Angeles Law Library, 1993 ballot propositions