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Proposed Ballot Propositions

The following propositions (summarized herein) have been cleared by the Attorney General’s office for signature gathering. Many of these would be disastrous for our state. Read and review the complete text of a proposition before signing anything.

1487. Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction

Restricts union political fund-raising by prohibiting use of payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Same use restriction would apply to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Prohibits unions and corporations from contributing directly or indirectly to candidates.

1486. Restrictions on Employees Seeking Labor Representation

Eliminates employees’ option to designate union representation by proving majority support to their employer. Requires formal secret ballot election for any designation of labor representation.

1485. State Budget

Any statute, state budget or legislative constitutional change that decreases state revenues or increases state program or agency costs by $25 million or more in a fiscal year must include offsetting revenues or spending cuts. Establishes a two-year budget cycle with five-year projections. Requires state program performance reviews.

1484. Modifies Public Employee Pension Benefits

Sets retirement age at 62 for persons who are or will be public employees. Limits pensions to 60% of employee’s highest average base wage for three consecutive years. Requires employees to match public agency pension contribution. Provides public agency full discretion to modify pensions and prevents pension changes through contract or collective bargaining.

1483. Nuclear Power

Extends statutory preconditions to the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre operations. Before further electricity production at these plants, requires the California Energy Commission to find that the federal government has approved technology for the permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste. For the reprocessing of fuel rods, requires the Commission to find that the federal government has approved technology for nuclear fuel rod reprocessing plants.

1482. State and Local Spending

Changes how the state spending limit is calculated and places a total limit on spending. Reduces the annual cost of living adjustment to the spending limit. Caps the sale of certain state bonds. Suspends protections for local government employees and retirees if unfunded by state. Prohibits local government expenditures from exceeding revenues.

1481. Tax on California Oil

Imposes 15% tax on value of each barrel of oil extracted in California. Allocates oil tax revenue to non-capital educational funding. Prohibits producers from passing tax on to refiners, gasoline stations or consumers. Prohibits reduction of regular education funding based on additional revenues from tax.

1480. Federal Constitutional Convention

Finds California environmental and other public benefit laws have been effectively nullified by the federal government. Directs the legislature to request that Congress call a federal constitutional convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

1479. Election Day Holiday

Establishes an Election Day state holiday as the Tuesday following the first Monday in November during even-numbered years.

1478. Prohibits Abortions for Females under 18 Without Parental Notification

Prohibits abortion for unemancipated minor until physician notifies her parent/legal guardian in writing. Provides some exceptions. Requires physicians to report specific abortion information to Department of Public Health. Physicians can be sued for violating these provisions up to 12 years after abortion.

1477. Presidential Electors

Requires California to select electors for president by a plurality vote in each Congressional district with two statewide at-large electors. Mandates that electors vote for candidate for whom they are pledged.

Note: Visit www.sos.ca.gov (Ballot Measures) for the complete text of these propositions.

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