Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.
Chart depicts total fundraising by all committees primarily formed for and against Prop 71.Totals are updated daily with contributions from Power Search and adjustments from the most recent Political Reform Division analysis.
Showing the 10 largest contributions to committees formed primarily for and against Prop 71 in the election cycle when it appeared on the ballot. Contributions in earlier election cycles and contributions between allied committees are excluded. For more information on funding for ballot measure campaigns, visit the Power Search campaign finance search engine.
A YES vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures (also called propositions) would take effect after the statewide vote has been counted and certified-about six weeks after Election Day.
A NO vote on this measure means: Most state ballot measures would continue to take effect the day after Election Day.
For background on Proposition 71, an analysis by the legislative analyst, endorsements for and against the measure, and more...
Proposition 71 will prevent confusion over implementation dates for ballot measures in future elections. Currently, measures are effective the day after the election, unless otherwise specified. Proposition 71 will provide a clear point at which measures shall be effective, eliminating confusion when election outcomes have yet to be certified.
Although surely well-intended, Proposition 71 is unnecessary and would prevent future ballot measures from (retroactively) taking effect "the day after the election" as is currently permitted by the California Constitution. Sometimes it is important that changes in the law made by voters apply as soon as possible.