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Final Status and TextSCA 5 is no longer active.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.