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State of California March 7, 2000 Election
Proposition 27
Elections. Term Limit Declarations for Congressional Candidates

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

2,717,209 / 40.4% Yes votes ...... 4,004,393 / 59.6% No votes

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Information shown below: Summary | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Permits congressional candidates to voluntarily sign non-binding declaration of intention to serve no more than three terms in House of Representatives or two terms in the United States Senate. Requires placement of information on ballots and state-sponsored voter education materials when authorized by candidates. Candidates may appear on ballot without submitting declaration. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, but probably not significant, election costs to the state and counties.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote of this measure means:
Candidates for the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives from California could voluntarily sign a declaration saying that they will or will not agree to limit the number of terms they would serve. They could also ask the Secretary of State to place a statement on the ballot indicating that they chose to sign or not to sign such a statement.

A NO vote of this measure means:
Candidates for U. S. Senate and House of Representatives from California would not be able to have statements declaring their support or opposition to term limits placed on the ballot.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 27:
Term limits initiative allows candidates to declare they will abide by the congressional term limits California voters passed overwhelmingly. It provides important information to voters by allowing candidates to tell us whether they intend to spend careers in Congress as politicans or serve for a short period of public service.

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 27:
Federal moneys are distributed by committee chairs who are primarily selected on Representative Seniority. California Term Limits means that California will be last in power. California will lose money to states without term limits, for: schools, police, new freeways, seniors, and clean water. Save California's Congressional Power, Vote No.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 27:
Dwight Filley
California Term Limit Committee
7660 Fay Avenue, #157
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-0858

Contact AGAINST Proposition 27:
No On 27
Sacramento City Taxpayers' Rights League
2509 Capitol Ave., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-6340

  Official Information

Secretary of State

Nonpartisan Information

Easy Reading Voter Guide

League of Women Voters California Voter Foundation Secretary of State Events

Los Angeles Times

Palm Springs Desert Sun San Diego Union Tribune Torrance Daily Breeze News and Analysis

Sacramento Bee

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