Amendment Article XXVIII
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 18
HJR 205 JUNE 5th SPECIAL SESSION 1991
Senate: 187-211, 395-401
House: 796-808, 1307-1314
Committee: None. See Regular Session hearing for failed HJR 18.
Government Administration & Elections Committee (HJR 18): 557-579, 587-588, 610-611, 617-619, 624-633
Total Pages: 93 pages
Adopted: November 25, 1992 by a popular vote of 829,868 in favor and 195,630 against.
“this is not as much of a control of expenditures as one might think . . . because . . . the exclusion of programs such as Medicaid, AFDC, some grants and so forth to our towns . . . [will amount] . . . to about half the state budget . . . If you exclude consent decree and programs in the Department of Income Maintenance, debt service and town grants . . . the figure of about $2.6 billion . . . would have to be excluded from any kind of a cap, so I don’t see that this amendment is going to do a whole lot to control expenditures . . .”
Sen. Fleming speaking to the Connecticut Senate on August 21, 1991 about proposed constitutional amendment House Joint Resolution No. 205 which would establish a spending cap. On this same day, the General Assembly had already passed a bill establishing an income tax.