Proposition 26

Proposition 26
Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
1441. (09-0093) – Final Random Sample Update – 06/24/10

Increases Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions.

Qualified: 06/24/10

Proponent: Allan Zaremberg c/o Steve Lucas (916) 446-6752

Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state levies and charges, with limited exceptions, and for certain taxes currently subject to majority vote. Changes Constitution to require voters to approve, either by two-thirds or majority, local levies and charges with limited exceptions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potentially major decrease in state and local revenues and spending, depending upon future actions of the Legislature, local governing bodies, and local voters. (09-0093.) (Full Text)

Yes – Fees, levies, and charges are all taxes- any changes to existing tax should occur with greater consensus of the legislature.