In Support of a Majority Vote State Budget

Resolution Number SAC09.37

In Support of a Majority Vote State Budget

WHEREAS, the California Constitution contains provisions requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature for passage of the State budget that are undemocratic and obstructionist; and

WHEREAS, there is a long history of overdue budgets and the recent budget crisis has made more apparent the inefficiency and impropriety of these provisions; and

WHEREAS, late budget passage can have a sudden and devastating effect on individuals and families who are deprived of essential governmental services;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party reconfirms its support for a simple majority vote of the legislature to send a state budget to the Governor; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that the California Democratic Party takes action to help this measure get the approval of the voters as soon as possible.

Submitted by: John Burton; Shawnda Westly; Tim Blood; Christine Spagnoli; Larry Strick;
Lea-Ann Tratten; Steve Preminger; Endorsed by: Los Angeles County Democratic Party (Partial List)

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Adopted by the Democratic State Central Committee of California
AKA "California Democratic Party"
At its Annual State Convention
Sacramento Convention Center
April 26, 2009

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