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State of California May 19, 2009 Election
Proposition 1B
Education Funding. Payment Plan
State of California

Legislative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 1,830,515 / 38.1% Yes votes ...... 2,969,011 / 61.9% No votes

See Also: Index of all Propositions

Results as of Jun 12 4:29pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (17393/17393)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the Attorney General:
  • Requires supplemental payments to local school districts and community colleges to address recent budget cuts.
  • Annual payments begin in 2011-12.
  • Payments are funded from the state's Budget Stabilization Fund until the total amount has been paid.
  • Payments to local school districts will be allocated in proportion to average daily attendance and may be used for classroom instruction, textbooks and other local educational programs.

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:

  • Fiscal impact would depend on how current constitutional provisions would otherwise be interpreted.
  • Potential state savings of up to several billion dollars in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
  • Potential state costs of billions of dollars annually thereafter.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state would make supplemental payments to schools and community colleges beginning in 2011-12. These payments would replace other payments the state might otherwise be required to make in earlier years.

A NO vote on this measure means:
The state would not make supplemental payments to schools and community colleges, and instead make other payments as required under current law.

Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1B:
The budget crisis has cut $12 billion from our schools. Over 5,000 teachers have been laid off, thousands more are threatened. Prop. 1B starts the process of paying our schools and community colleges back as economic conditions improve. Our future depends on the investment we make in educating our children.

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1B:
No argument against Proposition 1B was submitted.
Contact FOR Proposition 1B:
Andrea Landis Kaufman Campaign Consultants 1510 J Street, Suite 210 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 443-7817

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1B:
No contact information was provided.

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League of Women Voters

  • In Depth explanations of the measure, its provisions, fiscal effects, main arguments for and against, as well as a list of supporters and opponents.
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