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INITIATIVES

Proposed amendments to the California state constitution:

1) Article 14. Section 6. Prohibition of Public Sector Collective Bargaining

No state, county, municipal, or like government officer, agent, or governing body is vested with or possesses any authority to recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees, or to bargain collectively or to enter into any collective bargaining contract, memorandum of understanding or other agreements with any such union or association or its agents with respect to any matter relating to public officers or employees or their employment or service.
 

2) Article 13, Section 36. Income Tax on Public Sector Pensions Above $100,000 Per Year

A state income tax of 15 percent above the standard state income tax rate is hereby instituted on all public sector pensions paid by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System on annual pension income from these sources, exclusive of health benefits and health insurance, between $100,000 and $149,999; and of 25 percent above the standard state income tax rate on all public sector pensions paid by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and California State Teachers’ Retirement System on annual pension income from these sources, exclusive of health benefits and health insurance, above $150,000.
 

3) Article 7, Section 12. Retirement Ages of Public Sector Employees

No new memorandum of understanding or other contract or agreement between any public agency and public sector employees utilizing the California Public Employees' Retirement System and California State Teachers’ Retirement System may allow retirement of employees with full retirement benefits at an age younger than 65, with the exception of sworn public safety officers, who may receive full retirement benefits starting at age 58.