really going to pay? All Californians!
In addition to a 1% tax increase, this proposition ties up a portion
of California’s existing budget forever!
Section 15 states: "
The funding established pursuant to this Act shall be utilized to expand
mental health services. These funds shall not be used to supplant existing
state or county funds utilized to provide mental health services. The
state shall continue to provide financial support for mental health
programs with not less than the same entitlements, amounts of allocations
from the General Fund and formula distributions of dedicated funds
as provided in the last fiscal year which ended prior to the effective
date of this Act."
In other words, the State of California may never reduce the level of funding
for mental health no matter the condition of the state budget.