Bypass Gridlock In Sacramento

 

Resolution 13-04.17

 

WHEREAS, under California's Constitution, only 8% of the number who voted in the last gubernatorial election may place a constitutional amendment on the ballot, but a 2/3 supermajority of both houses is required for the Legislature to do so, and

WHEREAS, a 2/3 supermajority of both houses in the Legislature is also required to raise revenue, and any attempt to do this is usually thwarted by the minority party, with detrimental effects on the state's budget, public services and credit rating, and

WHEREAS, the Democratic majority temporarily has a 2/3 supermajority in both houses and the ability to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot despite minority opposition,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges the Democratic members of the Legislature to allow a simple majority of both houses to place a measure on the ballot, thereby providing a means to overcome obstruction by the minority, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party will transmit this resolution to the Governor and to all Democratic members of the California Legislature.

 

Supported by the LACDP Resolutions Committee [Amended with the consent of the author]

 

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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