The propositions are on the November statewide ballot.
During the Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations policy committee meeting, committee members discussed and recommended the League take a support position on Proposition 16
, a legislative constitutional amendment which allows diversity as a factor in public employment, education, and contracting decisions.
During the Housing, Community, and Economic Development, and Revenue and Taxation policy committee meeting, committee members discussed Proposition 19
, a constitutional amendment which changes certain property tax transfer rules. The Housing, Community, and Economic Development policy committee recommended a support position, and the Revenue and Taxation policy committee recommended a neutral position. Local governments could gain tens of millions of dollars of property tax revenue per year, potentially growing to a few hundred million dollars per year over time.
The policy committee recommendations on the propositions will go to the League Board of Directors on Oct. 6 for review and action.
One resolution was referred to League policy committees for consideration at the annual conference. The resolution calls upon the U.S. Congress to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to condition immunity from civil liability on the following:
- Online platforms must establish and implement a reasonable program to identify and take down content which solicits criminal activity; and
- Online platforms must provide to law enforcement information which will assist in the identification and apprehension of persons who use the services of the platform to solicit and to engage in criminal activity; and
- An online platform that willfully or negligently fails in either of these duties is not immune from enforcement of state and local laws which impose criminal or civil liability for such failure.
The Public Safety and Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations policy committees discussed and recommended the League take a support positon on the resolution. It will be reviewed on Oct. 8 by the General Resolutions committee, which includes one representative from each of the League’s regional divisions, functional departments, and standing policy committees, as well as other individuals appointed by the League president.
The General Assembly, which meets on Friday, Oct. 9, will then have an opportunity to vote on the resolution.
More information on this resolution is available on the League’s website