Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote requires
the state to pay local governments for costs of state-mandated
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote rejects
requirement that state pay local governments for costs of state-mandated
SUMMARY: Amends constitution. Measure would require legislature to pay local governments for costs of new state-mandated programs or increased level of services for state-mandated programs. If funds are not paid, local governments need not comply with law or rule requiring program or service. Contains exceptions. Requires 3/5 vote of each house of Legislature to take certain actions reducing state revenues that are distributed to local governments. If adopted, measure would be repealed on June 30, 2001, unless approved again at general election in year 2000.