Senate Committee Approves Assemblymember Dababneh’s Bill to Improve Ballot Information for Voters

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill (AB) 1194, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), was approved today by the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee with bipartisan support. This legislation will increase transparency for voters by providing more information about the cost of local bond measures on the ballot.

“Voters should have access to as much information as possible before making decisions regarding bond debt on their property tax bills that will be in place for decades,” stated Assemblymember Dababneh. “That is why I have authored this bill to give voters more data about the bond measure including the average annual tax rate increase on their property taxes so they can make informed decisions.”

“Assembly Bill 1194 will insure that voters have a critical piece of information to better understand a local bond measure’s impact on their own personal finances,” said Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

AB 1194 is also supported by the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors and the California Taxpayers Association. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

 

AB 1194 Press Release