Prop. 42: Public Information
Requires local government compliance with laws providing for public access to local government body meetings and records of government officials. Eliminates reimbursement for costs of compliance.
what your vote means
The state would not be required to pay local governments for costs to follow state laws that give the public access to local government information.
The state would still be required to pay local governments for certain costs of providing public access to local government information.
- Reduced state payments to local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually.
- Potential increased local government costs of tens of millions of dollars annually from possible additional state requirements on local governments to make information available to the public.
No change from status quo.
Proposition 42 will cement in the Constitution the public's right to know what the government is doing and how it is doing it. Local agencies shouldn't be allowed to deny a request for public information or slam a meeting door shut based on cost. Vote YES on Proposition 42.
Proposition 42 would amend the California Constitution to impose the cost of complying with the California Public Records Act and local open meeting laws upon the local governments involved. An alternative, not offered by this proposition, would be to impose the cost upon the state government.
|1||California Association of Realtors||$75,000|
|2||American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)||$39,000|
|3||International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)||$35,000|
|4||National Nurses United (NNU)||$15,000|
|5||United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)||$10,000|