Should reduction of local fee/tax revenues require voter approval? Permits
suspension of state mandate if no state reimbursement to local government within
180 days after obligation determined.
- Requires voter approval for any legislation that provides for any reduction, based on January 1, 2003 levels, of local governments' vehicle license fee revenues, sales tax powers and revenues, and proportionate share of local property tax revenues.
- Permits local government to suspend performance of state mandate if state fails to reimburse local government within 180 days of final determination of state-mandated obligation; except mandates requiring local government to provide/modify: any protection, benefit or employment status to employee/retiree, or any procedural/substantive employment right for employee or employee organization.
Higher local government
revenues than otherwise would have been the case, possibly in the billions of
dollars annually over time. Any such local revenue impacts would result in
decreased resources to the state of similar amounts.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- State authority over local government finances
would be significantly restricted. In many cases, the state could not change local
governmental finances without approval by the voters at a statewide election.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- The state could continue to make changes in
local government finances without voter approval at a statewide election.
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