Proposition 54 will put an end to the last minute ‘gut and amend’ tactic used by special interests and legislators to move legislation without legislative review or public discussion.
The California Senior Advocates League California has endorsed Proposition 54, a November 2016 statewide ballot initiative that will help rein in the power of special interests and give voters a stronger voice in the State Legislature.
The diverse and bipartisan coalition in support of Prop 54 includes the League of Women Voters of California, the California State Conference of the NAACP, League of California Cities, California Common Cause, California Forward, the California Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business/CA, the Small Business Action Committee, the Latin Business Association, the California Business Roundtable, California Planning and Conservation League, Californians Aware, the First Amendment Coalition, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and CalTax, among others.
“Proposition 54 will put an end to the last minute ‘gut and amend’ tactic used by special interests and legislators to move legislation without legislative review or public discussion,” said Deborah Howard, Executive Director of the California Senior Advocates League. “The practice is insulting to voters and contemptuous of the legislative process. The California Senior Advocates League enthusiastically supports this initiative and looks forward to a more open in inclusive discussion on ALL legislative proposals.”
Proposition 54 will require all legislation to be in print and publicly posted online in its final form at least 72 hours before it may pass out of either house of the State Legislature, require all open legislative meetings to be audiovisual recorded and posted online within 24 hours, and grant all individuals the right to record and share videos of public legislative proceedings.
To learn more about Proposition 54 or to join the coalition, visit the website at www.yesprop54.org.