Should a 1% tax on taxable personal income above $1 million
to fund expanded health services for mentally ill children,
adults, seniors be established?
- Provides funds to counties to expand services and develop innovative programs and integrated service plans for mentally ill children, adults and seniors.
- Requires state to develop mental health service programs including prevention, early intervention, education and training programs.
- Creates commission to approve certain county mental health programs and expenditures.
- Imposes additional 1% tax on taxpayers' taxable personal income above $1 million to provide dedicated funding for expansion of mental health services and programs.
- Prohibits state from decreasing funding levels for mental health services below current levels.
Additional state revenues of
about $800 million annually by 2006+07, with comparable
annual increases in total state and county expenditures for
expansion of mental health programs. Unknown partially offsetting
savings to state and local agencies.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- A surcharge on state
personal income taxes would
be enacted for taxpayers with
annual taxable incomes of more
than $1 million to finance an
expansion of county mental
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- Funding for county
mental health programs would
largely be dependent upon
actions by the Legislature and
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 63:
- Proposition 63 expands mental
health care for children
and adults, using programs
proven to be effective. Paid
for by 1% tax on taxable personal
income over $1 million.
Requires strict financial accountability.
Supported by nurses,
mental health professionals,
law enforcement, educators.
Let's stop neglecting mental illness.
Vote YES on Proposition
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 63:
- Prop. 63 is a false promise. It
doesn't treat the mentally ill,
but is a shortsighted substitute
for long-term solutions. Built
on a shaky funding scheme,
63 drives away the very taxpayers
it needs, destroying its own
funding source. Don't jeopardize
the health of thousands
with a feel-good plan.
Full Text of Argument Against
- Contact FOR Proposition 63:
- Rusty Selix
Campaign for Mental Health
1127 11th Street, #925
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 63:
- Citizens for a Healthy California
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1560
Sacramento, CA 95814
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