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SCA 5: School District Parcel Taxes (2011)


SCA 5 would allow local school districts to approve a local parcel tax with a 55 percent majority rather than the two-thirds majority currently required.  By lowering the threshold, SCA 5 provides for local choice and control, and conforms the vote required for a parcel tax to the 55 percent majority required for local bonds.  In addition to helping school districts raise revenues, SCA 5 will also give local districts more power to fund programs that are important to them.

For more information, you can read the SCA 5 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SCA 5 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Did not pass the Legislature

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SCA 5

06/09/2011 - Waging a years-long battle for more school funding