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* California Constitution - CONS


ARTICLE XIII B GOVERNMENT SPENDING LIMITATION [SEC. 1 - SEC. 15]
  ( Article 13B added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure. )

SEC. 4.
  

The appropriations limit imposed on any new or existing entity of government by this Article may be established or changed by the electors of such entity, subject to and in conformity with constitutional and statutory voting requirements. The duration of any such change shall be as determined by said electors, but shall in no event exceed four years from the most recent vote of said electors creating or continuing such change.

(Sec. 4 added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 5.
  

Each entity of government may establish such contingency, emergency, unemployment, reserve, retirement, sinking fund, trust, or similar funds as it shall deem reasonable and proper. Contributions to any such fund, to the extent that such contributions are derived from the proceeds of taxes, shall for purposes of this Article constitute appropriations subject to limitation in the year of contribution. Neither withdrawals from any such fund, nor expenditures of (or authorizations to expend) such withdrawals, nor transfers between or among such funds, shall for purposes of this Article constitute appropriations subject to limitation.

(Sec. 5 added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure.)

SECTION 5.5.
  

Prudent State Reserve.  The Legislature shall establish a prudent state reserve fund in such amount as it shall deem reasonable and necessary. Contributions to, and withdrawals from, the fund shall be subject to the provisions of Section 5 of this Article.

(Sec. 5.5 added Nov. 8, 1988, by Prop. 98. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 7.
  

Nothing in this Article shall be construed to impair the ability of the State or of any local government to meet its obligations with respect to existing or future bonded indebtedness.

(Sec. 7 added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 10.
  

This Article shall be effective commencing with the first day of the fiscal year following its adoption.

(Sec. 10 added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 11.
  

If any appropriation category shall be added to or removed from appropriations subject to limitation, pursuant to final judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction and any appeal therefrom, the appropriations limit shall be adjusted accordingly. If any section, part, clause or phrase in this Article is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining portions of this Article shall not be affected but shall remain in full force and effect.

(Sec. 11 added Nov. 6, 1979, by Prop. 4. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 12.
  

“Appropriations subject to limitation” of each entity of government shall not include appropriations of revenue from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund created by the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act of 1988. No adjustment in the appropriations limit of any entity of government shall be required pursuant to Section 3 as a result of revenue being deposited in or appropriated from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund created by the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act of 1988.

(Sec. 12 added Nov. 8, 1988, by Prop. 99. Initiative measure.)

SEC. 13.
  

“Appropriations subject to limitation” of each entity of government shall not include appropriations of revenue from the California Children and Families First Trust Fund created by the California Children and Families First Act of 1998. No adjustment in the appropriations limit of any entity of government shall be required pursuant to Section 3 as a result of revenue being deposited in or appropriated from the California Children and Families First Trust Fund. The surtax created by the California Children and Families First Act of 1998 shall not be considered General Fund revenues for the purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI.

(Sec. 13 added Nov. 3, 1998, by Prop. 10. Initiative measure. Effective on date election results were certified.)

SEC. 14.
  

“Appropriations subject to limitation” of each entity of government shall not include appropriations of revenue from the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund created by the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016. No adjustment in the appropriations limit of any entity of government shall be required pursuant to Section 3 as a result of revenue being deposited in or appropriated from the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund.

(Sec. 14 added Nov. 8, 2016, by Prop. 56. Initiative measure.)

CONS* California Constitution - CONSXIII B