PROPOSITION
1D
PROTECTS CHILDREN’S SERVICES FUNDING.
HELPS BALANCE STATE BUDGET.

OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY


PROTECTS CHILDREN’S SERVICES FUNDING. HELPS BALANCE STATE BUDGET.

  • Provides more than $600 million to protect children’s programs in difficult economic times.
  • Redirects existing tobacco tax money to protect health and human services for children, including services for at-risk families, services for children with disabilities, and services for foster children.
  • Temporarily allows the redirection of existing money to fund health and human service programs for children 5 years old and under.
  • Ensures counties retain funding for local priorities.
  • Helps balance state budget.

Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • State General Fund savings of up to $608 million in 2009–10 and $268 million annually from 2010–11 through 2013–14, from temporarily redirecting a portion of funds from the California Children and Families Program in place of state General Fund support of health and human services programs for children up to age five.
  • Corresponding reductions in funding for early childhood development programs provided by the California Children and Families Program.

Final votes cast by the legislature on AB 17 (Proposition 1D)

Senate: Ayes 37 Noes 0

Assembly: Ayes 75 Noes 3