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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
BALLOT MEASURES, JUNE 1998
Action Guide

Why does the League oppose four of the propositions?
Click on Proposition number to read nonpartisan Pros & Cons Analysis.

PROP MEASURE LWVC
STAND
219 BALLOT MEASURES. APPLICATION
Requires a statewide/local ballot measure to apply in all parts of a jurisdiction, regardless of how parts of the jurisdiction voted. Prohibits alternative versions of a measure from becoming law based upon specified vote percentages.
NO
POSITION
220 COURTS. SUPERIOR AND MUNICIPAL COURT CONSOLIDATION
Provides for consolidation of superior and municipal courts in a county upon approval by a majority of the county’s superior and municipal court judges. Makes related changes to the court system.
NO
POSITION
221 SUBORDINATE JUDICIAL OFFICERS. DISCIPLINE
Grants the Commission on Judicial Performance discretionary authority to discipline subordinate judicial officers according to the same standards as judges, as specified, subject to review by the California Supreme Court.
NO
POSITION
222 MURDER. PEACE OFFICER VICTIM. SENTENCE CREDITS
Provides that second degree murder of a peace officer on duty is punishable by life in prison without parole where aggravating factors are present. Eliminates a duplicative provision. Disallows a person convicted of murder from earning credits to reduce the prison sentence.
NO
POSITION
223 SCHOOLS. SPENDING LIMITS ON ADMINISTRATION (95/5)
Prohibits school districts from spending more than five percent of funds from all sources for administrative costs. Authorizes fines for failure to comply.
OPPOSE
224 STATE-FUNDED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
Imposes restrictions on state-funded design and engineering contracts. Requires cost comparison between private contractors and public employees performing work. Provides defined competitive bidding requirement.
NO
POSITION
225 LIMITING CONGRESSIONAL TERMS. PROPOSED U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Establishes as California’s official position that state and federal legislators support a U.S. Constitutional amendment establishing Congressional term limits and requires them to use their powers to enact congressional term limits.
OPPOSE
226 POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY EMPLOYEES, UNION MEMBERS, FOREIGN ENTITIES
Requires employee’s or union member’s permission to withhold wages or union dues for political contributions. Places in state law a ban on foreign contributions to state and local candidates.
OPPOSE
227 ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Bilingual Education Initiative)
Requires that all public school instruction be in English, unless parents request otherwise and show certain circumstances. Provides short-term English immersion programs for children learning English. Funds community English instruction.
OPPOSE

Why does the League oppose four of the propositions?


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