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State of California May 19, 2009 Election
Proposition 1F
Elected Officials' Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years
State of California

Legislative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 3,557,557 / 74.2% Yes votes ...... 1,235,221 / 25.8% 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:
  • Encourages balanced state budgets by preventing elected Members of the Legislature and statewide constitutional officers, including the Governor, from receiving pay raises in years when the state is running a deficit.
  • Directs the Director of Finance to determine whether a given year is a deficit year.
  • Prevents the Citizens Compensation Commission from increasing elected officials' salaries in years when the state Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties is in the negative by an amount equal to or greater than one percent of the General Fund.

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:

  • Minor state savings related to elected state officials' salaries in some cases when the state is expected to end the year with a budget deficit.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
Members of the Legislature, the Governor, and other elected state officials could not receive salary increases in certain cases when the state General Fund is expected to end the year with a deficit.

A NO vote on this measure means:
A commission established by voters in 1990 could continue to give salary increases to Members of the Legislature, the Governor, and other elected state officials in any year, including cases when the state General Fund is expected to end the year with a deficit.

Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1F:
Yes on 1F: NO PAY RAISES FOR POLITICIANS WHEN CALIFORNIA IS RUNNING A DEFICIT. Prop. 1F prohibits legislators, the governor and other state politicians from getting pay raises whenever the state is running a deficit.

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1F:
Proposition 1F won't work. Legislators won't change their voting behavior just because of a threatened salary freeze. This petty, vindictive attempt to punish the Legislature will give us no relief from budget stalemates, while unfairly penalizing innocent bystanders such as the Secretary of State and Board of Equalization.
Contact FOR Proposition 1F:
Peter Newman 484 B Washington Street, Suite 130 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 626-3563

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1F:
Pete Stahl Pete Rates the Propositions

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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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