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Committee Report

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On November 8, 1994, the California electorate will consider Proposition 187, an initiative measure to (1) bar state and local agencies from providing education, health care, welfare, or other social services to any person whose citizenship or legal status is not verified and (2) require government employees (including teachers, doctors, social workers, and peace officers) to report any person determined to be or under reasonable suspicion of being in the United States illegally.

A summary of the initiative is displayed in Figure 2 of this report. This staff report provides an analysis of the postsecondary provisions of Proposition 187, and identifies several potential policy, fiscal, and administrative problems likely to be associated with the implementation of the proposed statute. If Proposition 187 is enacted by the electorate, any correction or amendment of the new statute could be made only by a two-thirds vote of the Legislature or a subsequent ballot proposition.