Charles Young’s lawsuit to overturn Prop. 13 is re-filed in Superior Court
Sacramento — After the California Supreme Court refused to hear a case claiming that Proposition 13 is unconstitutional plaintiff Charles Young has now re-filed his case in Superior Court.
The case challenges the provision of California’s Prop. 13 which requires a two-thirds vote by the Legislature to raise taxes or enact a budget. Prior to Prop. 13 the Legislature could enact a tax increase by a simple majority vote.
“At a time when Sacramento is desperately seeking to raid the wallets of every Californian it is now clear that the attempt to overturn Prop. 13 is serious” said Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “We stand ready to defend the two-thirds requirement against any assault.”
In a similar 1978 court case Amador Valley Joint Union High School District v. State Board of Equalization the California Supreme Court rejected outright the legal argument similar to Young’s current claims that Prop. 13 was a revision of the California Constitution.