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State of California May 19, 2009 Election
Proposition 1E
Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget
State of California

Legislative Initiative Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 1,595,002 / 33.5% Yes votes ...... 3,161,825 / 66.5% No votes

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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:
  • Amends Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63 of 2004) to transfer funds, for a two-year period, from mental health programs under that act to pay for mental health services for children and young adults provided through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program.
  • Provides more than $225 million in flexible funding for mental health programs.
  • Helps balance state budget during this difficult economic time.

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:

  • State General Fund savings of about $230 million annually for two years (2009-10 and 2010-11) from redirecting a portion of Proposition 63 funds to an existing state program in place of state General Fund support.
  • Corresponding reduction in funding available for Proposition 63 community mental health programs.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
A portion of funds previously approved by the voters under Proposition 63 to support the expansion of community mental health programs will be redirected over the next two years to achieve state General Fund savings.

A NO vote on this measure means:
All Proposition 63 funds would continue to be used to support the expansion of community mental health programs. Other budget reductions or revenue increases would be needed to address the state's fiscal problems.

Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1E:
This is a one-time redirection of funds to help close an unprecedented $42 billion budget shortfall. Voting yes on Prop. 1E will ensure that we can continue to provide critical services to our most vulnerable Californians. It's the right thing to do for those who need us most.

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1E:
The Mental Health Services Act's successful programs save the state and local governments money by reducing incarceration, homelessness, hospitalization, out-of-home placements, and school failure. During these difficult times, let's keep programs that work and respect the will of the people. Vote no on Proposition 1E.
Contact FOR Proposition 1E:
No contact information was provided.

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1E:
Rusty Selix No on Prop. 1E 1127 11th Street, #925 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 557-1166

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