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PROPOSITION 2000 General
34 CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPENDING. LIMITS. DISCLOSURE.
Official Title and Summary
Official Title and Summary Prepared by the Attorney General
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPENDING. LIMITS. DISCLOSURE.
Legislative Initiative Amendment.

• Limits individual campaign contributions per election: state legislature, $3,000; statewide elective office, $5,000 (small contributor committees may double these limits); governor, $20,000. Limits contributions to political parties/political committees for purpose of making contributions for support or defeat of candidates.

• Establishes voluntary spending limits, requires ballot pamphlet to list candidates who agree to limit campaign spending.

• Expands public disclosure requirements, increases penalties for violations.

• Prohibits lobbyists’ contributions to officials they lobby.

• Limits campaign fund transfers between candidates, regulates use of surplus campaign funds.

• Effective 1/1/01, except statewide elective office effective 11/6/02.

Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

• Additional net costs to the state, potentially up to several million dollars annually, to publish candidate statements in the state ballot pamphlet and to implement and enforce provisions of the measure.

• Unknown, but probably not significant, costs to local governments to implement voluntary spending limit provisions of the measure.

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 1223 (Proposition 34)
Assembly: Ayes 42 Noes 23
Senate: Ayes 32 Noes 2
 


  Analysis by the Legislative Analyst
  Argument in Favor of Proposition 34
  Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Proposition 34
  Argument Against Proposition 34
  Rebuttal to Argument Against Proposition 34
 

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