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Please support Assembly Constitutional Amendment 9 to Reinstate Proposition 58 so families are not hit with huge tax increases when a parent dies and the children inherit a home or small business. Please also support Senate Bill 668 to give families more time to plan for transfers of family property. 

Click here to find your California State Senator and Assemblymember, or click here for a complete list of Assemblymembers’ phone numbers, https://www.assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers, and click here for a complete list of state senators’ phone numbers, https://www.senate.ca.gov/senators

Please support Assembly Constitutional Amendment 9 to Reinstate Proposition 58 so families are not hit with huge tax increases when a parent dies and the children inherit a home or small business. Please also support Senate Bill 668 to give families more time to plan for transfers of family property.

These critically important protections for California families were removed from the state constitution by Proposition 19, which seemed to be only about wildfire victims and seniors wanting to move to a new home. We need Proposition 58 restored to protect families from huge tax increases when a parent dies and the next generation inherits the family’s property. We also need Proposition 193 restored to protect families when the children’s parents are deceased and grandparents hand down the family’s property to their grandchildren. Without these protections, family homes and businesses may have to be sold because the property taxes are unaffordable. Your support to restore Proposition 58 and 193 to the state constitution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Click here to find your California State Senator and Assemblymember, or click here for a complete list of Assemblymembers’ office mailing addresses, https://www.assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers, and click here for a complete list of state senators’ mailing addresses, https://www.senate.ca.gov/senators

Send a letter to the editor

Use the tool below to find contact information for a newspaper in your community. You can send the sample letter, or tell your own story about how Prop. 19 will impact your family. Letters to the editor are generally best kept to about 200 words in length and should be signed with your name, city and contact phone or email.

Sample letter: 

To the editor,

Proposition 19 had a little-noticed provision in it that will cause families to have to sell homes and small businesses that parents had hoped to pass on to their children. Prop. 19 repealed Proposition 58, which was placed on the ballot in 1986 by a unanimous vote of the Legislature, then passed with the approval of over 75% of state voters. Prop. 58 protected family property from reassessment when transferred between parents and children. Without it, property will be reassessed to market value when it is passed to children, and the property taxes will be sharply higher. This will force many families to sell properties, including small family businesses, after parents worked so hard for so many years to pay for them. Please support Assembly Constitutional Amendment 9 to reinstate Proposition 58 as well as Proposition 193, which extended the same rules to grandparents if the children’s parents were deceased. In addition, please support Senate Bill 668 to give families until 2023 to plan for the new tax rules that took effect on February 16, 2021, when many people couldn’t even meet with family members or advisers due to the pandemic.

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