Proposition Summary

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNION DUES. RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS. EMPLOYEE CONSENT REQUIREMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits the use by public employee labor organizations of public employee dues or fees for political contributions except with the prior consent of individual public employees each year on a specified written form. Restriction does not apply to dues or fees collected for charitable organizations, health care insurance, or other purposes directly benefitting the public employee. Requires public employee labor organizations to maintain and submit records to Fair Political Practices Commission concerning individual public employees’ and organizations’ political contributions. These records are not subject to public disclosure. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT: Probably minor state and local government implementation costs, potentially offset in part by revenues from fines and/or fees.

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Special Election

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Initiative Statute

For Author

MILTON FRIEDMAN, Nobel Prize Winner; LEWIS UHLER, President, National Taxpayer Limitation Committee; ALLAN MANSOOR, Member of Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

Against Author

LOU PAULSON, President, California Professional Firefighters; BARBARA KERR, President, California Teachers Association; SANDRA MARQUES, RN, Local President, United Nurses Associations of California --

Rebuttal Author

LIEUTENANT RON COTTINGHAM, President, Peace Officer's Research Association of California; MARY BERGAN, President, California Federation of Teachers; DEBORAH BURGER, President, California Nurses Association

Rebuttal Against Author

JAMES GALLEY, Past Vice President, AFSCME/AFL-CIO, Local 127; ARCHIE CAUGHELL, Member, Service Employees International Union; PAMELA SMITH, Member, California Teachers Association Arguments printed on this page are the opinions of the authors and have not been checked for accuracy by any official agency. --