Requires that certain state and local fees be approved by two-thirds vote. Fees include those that address adverse impacts on society or the environment caused by the fee-payer’s business.
Depending on decisions by governing bodies and voters, decreased state and local government revenues and spending (up to billions of dollars annually). Increased transportation spending and state General Fund costs ($1 billion annually).
WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
A YES vote on this measure means:
The definition of taxes would be broadened to include many payments currently considered to be fees or charges. As a result, more state and local proposals to increase revenues would require approval by two-thirds of each house of the Legislature or by local voters.
A NO vote on this measure means:
Current constitutional requirements regarding fees and taxes would not be changed.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT
www.No25Yes26.com and www.StopPolluterProtection.com
Official voter information guide courtesy of the Secretary of State web site.
To find out how and where to vote call (800) 345-VOTE or visit www.sos.ca.gov.