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California’s Legislature is dominated by special interests at the expense of voters. Special interests use backroom deals to pass last-minute legislation without any public notice. Too often, this ends up benefiting well-connected interest groups and hurting California families and voters.
Proposition 54 will put a stop to the secret legislation, give voters more access to the legislative process, and make sure legislators are working for voters, not the special interests.
A bipartisan coalition is supporting Proposition 54 on
California’s November 2016 ballot to restore integrity to
the state’s legislative process.
Proposition 54 will shine a light on the backroom deals and empower voters by:
Giving the public and their elected representatives time to read legislation before its enacted. This will require that each bill must be in print and posted online for at least 72 hours before it may pass out of either house (except in cases of emergency when legislation is needed immediately).
Posting legislative meetings online so the public can watch. This will require lawmakers to post video of their meetings online within 24 hours, and keep a record online for at least 20 years so people can look up how a law was enacted.
Allowing the right of all individuals to record and share what goes on in the Legislature. This will guarantee the right to record and publish video of legislative meetings, bringing lawmakers’ work into the light of day for all to see.
These reforms will restore legislative transparency and level the playing field so voters come first, not the special interests.
San Francisco Chronicle
If Californians want greater transparency from their elected officials, then voters need to take action themselves. Prop. 54 is that opportunity. We highly recommend its passage on Nov. 8