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Measure Details

Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment.

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 98

Election: Primary June 3, 2008 (Primary)
Outcome: Failed

Housing and Property
Government Budget and Spending


Bars state and local governments from taking or damaging private property for private uses. Prohibits rent control and similar measures. Eliminates deference to government in property rights cases. Changes condemnation rules. Fiscal Impact: Increased costs to may governments due to the measure's restrictions. The net statewide fiscal effect, however, probably would not be significant.

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