Wednesday, January 1, 2014

SCA7: Local Government Financing

Local Government Financing: Public Libraries-Voter Approval
Author: Senator Lois Wolk; Coauthors: Senator Mark Leno & Assembly Member Das Williams

SCA7, a state constitutional amendment in the California Senate and Assembly that would change the limit for a successful ballot initiative from the current 66% required to pass down to 55% for approval.

In plain terms, if SCA7 eventually passes and is approved as a statewide Proposition it will be 11% easier to pass a library ballot measure in California.

The first step is to get SCA7 passed in the Senate and General Assembly then signed by the Governor.

It would then become a statewide Proposition and require a simple majority of Californians to approve it. This will have a huge and significant impact on libraries in California.

EveryLibrary is starting with a Letter of Support to the author, Sen Lois Wolk and co-authors, Sen Mark Leno and Assembly Member Das Williams.

And to write letters to the editor of your local newspapers as part of a larger effort to get the word out to the public about the importance of libraries.

November 2014: Statewide Ballot

June 27:  Re-referred to Sen Com.on APPR.
May 15, 2013: Passes 1st Committee
Dec 3, 2012: Introduced. Read first time.

Senator Lois Wolk
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5114
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4003
Fax:  (916) 651-4903

Senator Mark Leno
Capitol Office
Phone:  (916) 651-4011
Fax:  (916) 651-4911
State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Assembly Member Das Williams
Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0037
Tel: (916) 319-2037
Fax: (916) 319-2137


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