FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2023
SOS Press Office
New Measure Eligible for California's November 2024 Ballot
Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments to Raise Revenues
for Government Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. has announced that an initiative became eligible for the November 5, 2024, General Election ballot.
In order to become eligible for the ballot, the initiative needed 997,139 valid petition signatures, which is equal to eight percent of the total votes cast for governor in the November 2018 General Election. The initiative has exceeded that threshold.
On June 27, 2024, the Secretary of State will certify the initiative as qualified for the November 5, 2024, General Election ballot, unless it is withdrawn by the proponent prior to certification pursuant to Elections Code section 9604(b).
The Attorney General's official title and summary of the measure is as follows:
LIMITS ABILITY OF VOTERS AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO RAISE REVENUES FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. For new or increased state taxes currently enacted by two-thirds vote of Legislature, also requires statewide election and majority voter approval. Limits voters’ ability to pass voter-proposed local special taxes by raising vote requirement to two-thirds. Eliminates voters’ ability to advise how to spend revenues from proposed general tax on same ballot as the proposed tax. Expands definition of “taxes” to include certain regulatory fees, broadening application of tax approval requirements. Requires Legislature or local governing body set certain other fees. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Lower annual state and local revenues, potentially substantially lower, depending on future actions of the Legislature, local governing bodies, voters, and the courts. (21-0042A1.)
The Secretary of State’s tracking number for this measure is 1935 and the Attorney General's tracking number is 21-0042A1.
The proponent of the measure is Thomas W. Hiltachk. He can be reached at 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600, Sacramento, CA 95814 and (916) 442-7757.
For more information about how an initiative qualifies for the ballot in California, visit