Constitutional Amendment Article XXVIII

Amendment Article XXVIII

CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 18

Spending Cap.

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.