Judge Rules Against Munger, Brown’s Ballot Measure Arrangement Bill Stands, Propositions Numbered at Last
Posted by Chris Nguyen on July 10, 2012
As I wrote about here, Molly Munger filed suit to stop AB 1499 from taking effect. AB 1499, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on June 27, changed the order that ballot measures appear on the ballot.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley rejected Munger’s suit entirely.
Consequently, his temporary restraining order preventing the Secretary of State’s office from numbering the ballot propositions has ended.
The Secretary of State’s office has now numbered the ballot measures, so these are the propositions for the statewide ballot for November:
Proposition 30 – Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. (This is Governor Jerry Brown’s tax measure.)
Proposition 31 – State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (This is the two-year budget measure.)
Proposition 32 – Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions on Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. (This is best known as Stop Special Interest Money Now.)
Proposition 34 – Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 38 – Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. (This is Molly Munger’s tax measure.)
Proposition 39 – Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. (This is Tom Steyer’s tax measure.)
Proposition 40 – Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.
Arguments for and against these ballot propositions are due to the Secretary of State by 5:00 PM today. In case of multiple arguments being submitted, the Secretary of State’s office is required by law to give priority to the official proponents, followed by bona fide associations of citizens, and then individuals.
Rebuttal arguments are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 19. Litigation regarding these statements must be filed by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 13.
(In the interest of full disclosure, Custom Campaigns has done some consulting work for Stop Special Interest Money Now, now known as Proposition 32. For the record, we do not accept payments for blogging and require disclosures when a blogger has a potential conflict of interest in a blog post, unless it’s something really obvious, like a blogger blogging about their own candidacy for office.)