As Mayor Sam
and Phil Jennerjahn
have reported, Assemblyman Mike Gatto is pursuing state legislation that gives Sacramento oversight powers to craft laws (AB 768 for one) affecting "circumcision of genitalia". As one can see in photo above, some are not happy with Assemblyman Gatto's attempt to make the banning of circumcision a state issue. No word at this time if the protesters were told to "cease and desist".
Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto does not like Prop 13 themed Initiatives.
But far more nefarious than Gatto's quest to end local oversight of circumcision, is his efforts to amend the state constitution with "A.C.A. 6" as "Calwatchdog.com" reports,
"Gatto is also the author of another bad bill which would remove voting freedoms. ACA 6 is a constitutional amendment which would end the ballot initiative process as we know it. The bill’s language states that it “prohibit an initiative measure that would result in a net increase in state or local government costs exceeding $5,000,000, other than costs attributable to the issuance, sale, or repayment of bonds, from being submitted to the electors or having any effect unless and until the legislative analyst and the director of finance jointly determine that the initiative measure provides for additional revenues in an amount that meets or exceeds the net increase in costs.”CalWatchdog editor Steven Greenhut wrote, “Despite Gatto’s assurances to the contrary, it’s clear the bill could be applied to initiatives that would reduce taxes, given that such measures, such as Prop. 13, would result in a “net increase” in costs to state and local governments.”
Thus, in two bills Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to have state control over your private parts and take away the right to protest the state's confiscation of your hard-earned income.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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